Cardiff Third Sector Council was set up in 1997 to support and represent the third sector in Cardiff, helping to drive good practice and provide a voice for this vital, vibrant and innovative sector.

Internal Vacancies

Cardiff Third Sector Council was set up in 1997 to provide a range of support services and resources to community groups and voluntary organisations, partnerships and networks in Cardiff. Central to our mission is a range of advice and support ranging from governance to finance, volunteering, funding, planning, communication, training, partnership, participation, influencing policy and more.

Trustees Needed at C3SC!

Is your group or organisation a member of C3SC? Do you have a passion for the Third Sector in Cardiff? Do you have an interest in supporting communities? Do you want to ‘give something back’ to your local community?

We are a small charity and a company limited by guarantee with ambitious plans for growth, and we are keen to recruit people from our local community – preferably with skills in Communications and Marketing, HR or Fund Raising and experience in the local third sector.

We are looking to broaden the diversity of representation on our board, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups that reflect the diversity of our local community.

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of C3SC, and Board meetings are held every three months on Thursday evening between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Board members are offered full induction, along with training and mentoring opportunities.

Please click here for the Job Description – C3SC – Trustee Board Member – Role Description.

If you are interested in joining our board please complete the Trustee Application form and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (this is one of our means of monitoring whether our communications and opportunities have the broadest reach across our diverse population.) The EO Monitoring form will be kept separately and will not be considered alongside your application. Please send the forms back to [email protected].

To find out more about joining the Board, please contact us by leaving a message on 07973725335 or by emailing [email protected].

C3SC is committed to equality and representing the full diversity of the community.

External Vacancies

If you are a member of Cardiff Third Sector Council and have any staff vacancies you would like to include here, please email the details to [email protected]

There is a fee of £35 for non-member groups and organisations to advertise on this Vacancies page.

Paid Positions

Diverse Cymru – Community Engagement Officer

  • Salary: £21,000 per annum
  • Flexitime operates, 28 days* annual leave plus bank holidays (*pro rata)
  • Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2024
  • Location: Option for remote, Office Based (Cardiff) or Hybrid.

Please see more details of this vacancy in the following link: Vacancies – Diverse Cymru

Deadline & How to Apply

Please download our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return the completed forms to [email protected].

The application deadline is 22nd May 2022.

Media Academy Cymru (MAC) is delighted to offer the following opportunities to be part of a multi-award-winning young persons’ organisation. We deliver a range of innovative projects to meet the changing needs of children, young people and their families across Wales. Everything we do is supported within a framework of a rights led and strengths-based approach to support and empower children and young people. Our vision is that all children and young people in Wales are safe and are given opportunities to live meaningful lives.

Custody Suite Support – Merthyr and Cardiff

  • Salary: £24,000 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Term: Immediate start available / Fixed term until 31 March 2023 (in the first instance, with the possibility of project extension subject to confirmation of funding)
  • Closing date: 27 May 2022

If you wish to see the following link for more information about the roles: Job Advert All Vacancies May 2022.

NYAS – Participation Development Worker

You will support in the active involvement and engagement of young people from across NYAS Cymru services and those from hard to reach and marginalised groups within Wales. You will enable them to influence and shape policy and practice, raise aspiration and educational attainment, and become less socially isolated and more connected with their peers and wider community. This will be achieved within the principles of youth work in Wales.

  • Salary: £19,812.85 – £22,261.71 (pro-rata of £23,115 – £25,972)
  • Hours: 30 per week
  • Term: Fixed for 3 months
  • Location: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  • Interview date: 06 June 2022

For more information and to apply for this role, visit:

Unpaid Positions

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The Makers Guild in Wales is seeking new Trustees to join its Board

The Makers Guild in Wales is a national applied art and craft membership organisation based in Cardiff, Wales. The organisations exists to engage and inspire audiences as a centre of excellence for Craft and applied art, and to champion Welsh craft makers. Our core purpose is to Inspire, Support and Celebrate.

  • Inspiring craft engagement – The Guild inspires engagement and learning about contemporary craft, by providing opportunities for audiences and artists to experience contemporary applied art and craft in Wales.
  • Supporting Welsh craft makers- The Guild is a membership organisation of Welsh craft-makers who all share in the Guilds strong co-operative ethos.
  • Celebrating craft excellence- Championing high quality hand-made crafts and applied art in Wales both of its members work and of invited National and International artists.

The Makers Guild in Wales is fully committed to its charitable aims, namely the promotion and preservation of applied art and craft skills, by presenting craft and applied art of the highest quality for the public to view in its Landmark Heritage building, Craft in the Bay, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. The Guild has been successfully managing to sustain and maintain its Charitable Objectives for over 38 years, namely:

“The Objects are to advance education for the public benefit in the visual Arts and Crafts in particular but not exclusively by exhibitions of high quality handmade crafts and the provision of workshop programmes”

Due to the recent retirement of some long standing Trustees, The Makers Guild in Wales is seeking new Trustees to join its Board, we are particularly looking for individuals who share our passion for the Arts, at whatever level.

Trustees are unpaid voluntary roles, with the Board meeting 6 times per year at Craft in the Bay (or via TEAMs), Trustees are may be asked to sit on other sub-committees if required.

If you would like to express an interest or have an informal chat to find out more , please contact our Manager, Simon Burgess on 02920484611 or email [email protected]

For more information about The Makers Guild in Wales go to


Independent Chair of the Partnership Board – Hub Cymru Africa

We are seeking a new independent Chair for our Partnership Board.

Hub Cymru Africa is Wales’ leading international development and global solidarity organisation. We formed in April 2015 and brought together the work of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Fair Trade Wales, the Wales and Africa Health Links Network and the Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel. We support organisations across Wales to build sustainable links and projects in partnership with organisations in Sub Saharan Africa.

This year, we will start a new strategy, building on what we have learned over the last seven years. We have been through a collective process to articulate what’s important and what we want to achieve next. We are a small and ambitious partnership, so we need someone who can commit both time and energy to quite a unique role. You will work with the Head of Partnership and the Partnership Board; made up of representatives from all of our partners.

Unlike a typical Chair role, you will not carry legal responsibilities for Hub Cymru Africa. We’re hosted by the WCIA, so you will work with their board in that respect. All of our partners have their own governance structures. This role will provide oversight, guidance, vision setting and making sure all of our partners and the wider global solidarity and development sector in Wales benefit from working with Hub Cymru Africa.

We’re moving forward with the lessons of recent months at the forefront of our work. The global pandemic, the climate crisis, cuts to official development assistance and the movement for anti-racism have shaped how we want to work, and we want someone who will support us with that vision. Please get in touch for a candidate pack or for an informal chat about the role.

Location: Wales – Flexible

Contract: The position is unremunerated. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered in line with the expenses policy.

Applications close on 31st March 2022

For more information and to apply, click this link: Vacancies | Hub Cymru Africa

Chair and Vice-Chair – Wales and Africa Health Links Network

Wales and Africa Health Links Network (WaAHLN) is a charity whose purpose is the promotion and protection of good health in Africa and Wales in particular but not exclusively by establishing partnerships between health workers in Wales and Africa.

The current Chair, Dr Kathrin Thomas, will have served the maximum term this summer and WaAHLN are looking to appoint a successor, together with a Vice-Chair, to join their committed group of trustees and lead the board of trustees to deliver their charitable aims and take their work forward to its next exciting phase.

WaAHLN is looking for:

Someone with a passion for and commitment to improving health in Africa is essential.

Whilst experience of the health system in Wales would be desirable, and experience of healthcare in Africa would be an advantage, neither is essential given the diverse skills amongst our wider trustees. Ideally, you will have experience in building networks within black and minority ethnic communities and an understanding of how race and culture can impact the diaspora health workforce.

WaAHLN are keen to engage people with experience and the skills to lead the board in discharging its strategic and governance responsibilities. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the role of a trustee, have excellent communication and presentation skills, and be a confident leader – comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Wales – Flexible

Contract: The position is unremunerated. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered in line with the expenses policy.

Applications close on 8th April 2022

For more information and to apply, click this link:

Space4U Cardiff: Trustee Positions

Space4U is a small charity offering friendship and support to people who are asylum seekers and refugees in Cardiff.  We provide a comfortable and welcoming space for our community to meet and we offer one-to-one help and information, English classes, food and clothing support, and recreational activities.   We are run entirely by volunteers and we are based at the Trinity Centre in Cardiff.

We are seeking to recruit two new trustees who support our organisation’s aims and values and who will uphold good governance and broaden the expertise of the board.  We are particularly keen to hear from those with a lived experience of the asylum process and from individuals with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

–     Developing, implementing and monitoring policies on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

–     Designing and implementing a digital and social media presence and associated marketing, preferably in the third sector.

–     Strategic planning and change management, preferably in the third sector.

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact Lynne Thomas at [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2022

Teacher Aid – Looking for Trustees

Teacher Aid is a small  charity based in Cardiff. Our mission is to help transform lives of Zambian villagers through a quality education.

The school we are working with, “Nsobe Complete Community School”  has been deemed a “model” school by the Zambian Government, a model that can be introduced into other deprived areas in due course .

It was started in 2009 with 16 children in the founder’s house and now has 512 pupils, over half being girls. The GCSE equivalent results are excellent considering their impoverished home lives devoid of water, electricity, books  and literate guardians. Please view our website

So much valuable human resource has been wasted over the years as many of the children are really bright and keen to succeed in life.

Nsobe is now at the point of becoming  grant aided with 100% boarding facilities for the Secondary school. Teacher Aid now has to grow with the school so an experienced Trustee is needed to

Help  take it to another level.

Outlined are some of the ways in which a Trustee can help achieve this. A  Trustee who has experience of sub Saharan  African education would be perfect but not essential.

To share responsibility of fundraising and increasing support

To add value in decision making and governance

To develop a marketing strategy

To find grants  and other funding opportunities and in time possibly help with the applications.

To understand financial reports and general charity statutory requirements for the charity commission. We have a Treasurer but need backup and support so that Teacher Aid is sustainable.

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in the role.

WCVA: New Members to Join their Advisory Panels

Panel members are volunteers; they provide guidance, scrutiny and feedback to our various funding schemes, helping us to make good decisions and stay impartial. Being on a panel wouldn’t take much time out of your busy year, but could provide valuable experience in charity grant management, networking and current affairs.

Each funding scheme that WCVA manage is supported by an advisory panel (sometimes referred to as a ‘project board’): it is chaired by a member of WCVA’s Board of Trustees and its members are independent of WCVA, selected for their interest, knowledge and experience. When WCVA manages a funding scheme, they employ members of staff to carry out detailed assessments of applications’ eligibility, answers to application questions and value for money. Their findings are then passed on to the panel members, whose role is to scrutinise the assessment information, query it if necessary, and make recommendations to the Chair for a final decision on whether to award the funds. They can also act as a steering group for the funding scheme.

For more information, please visit:

Cardiff Foodbank: Trustees Vacancies

Cardiff Foodbank is looking to expand its Trustee Board and is looking for individuals with relevant experience, who support its Christian ethos and have a proven track record of supporting initiatives that address poverty in their local community.

Cardiff Foodbank works to distribute food to people in Cardiff who are facing a financial crisis. The food bank has been established to provide short term, emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. We currently have seven centres open for two hours once or twice a week. Our vision is to work towards a future where food banks are no longer needed. We are a member of the Trussell Trust network of food banks.

More information can be found at

Expressions of interest are invited from anyone who may be interested.

Please contact [email protected] in the first instance.

Trustees on Keep Wales Tidy Board

We are looking for passionate people from across Wales, innovative individuals with skills to help us deliver our objectives and services as effectively as possible and to take the charity on our continuing bold journey.

We are especially interested in those who can demonstrate strong competencies in the areas of finance, marketing, education, diversity and inclusion or are keen to represent the voice of the youth of Wales but would be keen to speak to people even if they don’t fall into one of these categories and would like to become involved with us.

We are accepting expressions of interest up until midday on 6th July. Thereafter, selected parties will be contacted and offered the opportunity to meet with Lesley Jones – Chief Executive – and some existing Board members on 19th July to further discuss the opportunities.

Further details on our Charity and these opportunities can be found on our website

South Wales Police Support Officers

South Wales Police encourage those from under-represented groups to learn more about the force, are proud to work under a positive action initiative to support those from under-represented groups and want to be truly reflective of the communities they serve. As such they are encouraging those from under-represented groups to apply. Please see C21-0022_Recruitment poster_bilingual_STP (002).pdf for more details and contact Email: [email protected] Telephone No: 101 Ext No: 34825 if you are interested in applying. 

School Governor Vacancies in Southern Arc Schools

Cardiff Council’s Governors Services are currently looking for highly skilled candidates to fill vacancies for local authority governor roles in high schools in Cardiff. The vacancies include:

  • Cardiff West Community High School – For individuals with a business background with financial skills/experience of financial planning.
  • Cantonian High School – For individuals with experience of capital projects/construction/building works (if you work for an organisation tendering for the new school build you will not be able to apply for this vacancy).
  • Eastern High School – For individuals with experience of strategic/financial planning in a large organisation/business.

Local Authority Governors play a critical role in linking the local authority with the school, while improving education and making a positive difference to children and young people’s futures. The Council is required to publish criteria which are to be used for the identification and appointment of LA governors. The criteria is:

  • Demonstrable interest in education and understanding of the importance of education in the lives of children and young people;
  • Able to offer and share skills and expertise that match the needs of the individual school;
  • Evidence of ability to act in a critical friend role, providing support and challenge;
  • Interest in the local community within which the school is situated;
  • Commitment to regular attendance at meetings of the governing body and its committees;
  • Committed to undertaking mandatory training and other forms of training in order to update knowledge and skills and to enhance effectiveness as a governor.

Here is the link to our governor recruitment portal which provides information about the role and details of vacancies across the city –

If you wish to discuss more on the role, please contact Ruth Lock;

E Bost/E Mail: [email protected]/[email protected]

Ffôn/Tel: 07980 735558

Voluntary Roles

From 1 April 2016, Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) took over the running of the Cardiff Volunteer Centre. Please be advised that the way we advertise volunteer vacancies has therefore changed.

If you are a member of C3SC, please visit to register with Volunteering Wales to advertise your organisation’s volunteering opportunities.

There is a short video that talks you through the process of registering.

If you are already registered with Volunteering Wales and have forgotten your login, then click on the ‘forgotten password’ option and you will be able to reset your password.

If you need support with this, please call us on (029) 2048 5722.

We are delighted to continue supporting volunteering for our members.

Public Appointments

A number of Public Appointment vacancies have become available in Cardiff. Click on the links below for more information.

Click here for Welsh Government Public appointments.

To apply

To apply for an appointment, you’ll need to register for an account on the online application system. You can do this easily by clicking on ‘Register’ through the link above, and completing a short registration form.  If you’ve already created an account in the past, simply Log in using the details you originally registered with.

Members – Community Health Councils

Do you have an interest in your local NHS? Do you want to improve local health services in your area? Do you have 3-5 days free per month to become a volunteer?

If you answered YES to the above questions, then become a volunteer of the Community Health Councils (CHC) in Wales.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of all ages. We ensure no eligible candidate receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of: age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or religious affiliation.

The most important requirement is a genuine interest in improving health services for your community. Some key skills which would be useful include: an interest in local health issues, being able to work in a team and with a diverse range of people plus good communication skills.

What are CHCs?

CHCs represent the independent voice of patients and the public who use the health service in Wales. They play an important role in influencing the way services are planned and delivered, to ensure the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Wales.

What do CHC members do?

CHC members are local volunteers who act as the eyes and ears of patients and the public, visiting hospitals, listening to patient concerns and working with the health service to improve the quality of patient care.

Successful candidates will be given training and support to enable them to carry out their role and any ‘out of pocket’ expenses such as travel will be reimbursed.

For further information on the application process and to apply, please visit Community Health Council appointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 / [email protected]

For further information about CHCs, please contact the Board of CHCs on: Tel: 029 2023 5558 or email [email protected] or visit the website at

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from 029 2082 5454.

Did you know?

You will also find details of other third sector jobs in the Cardiff area on the following websites:

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