Do you care deeply about Wales’ future and want to help shape it?
The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) is looking to expand its Board of Trustees to ensure it has a
diverse range of expertise and experience to oversee the next stage of this influential think-tank’s
We are looking for up to 4 people to join our current Board of Trustees. We list below some of
the specific skills and experience that we are looking for. We would not expect any single
individual to have everything that we are looking for – so please let us know what your particular
If you are interested in an informal discussion about what the role entails, please contact Helen
Molyneux, Chair of the IWA, and send your CV and a short covering letter for her attention to
firstname.lastname@example.org before 12th December 2017.
Specific skills and experience
Do you have experience in one or more of the following areas?
● Engagement and involvement strategies – we want to ensure that we engage more
effectively with people with lived experience of the issues that we are focussing on
● Digital communications and marketing – so that our research, publications and events
reach an even wider audience and their impact is even greater
● Entrepreneurship or running your own business – to provide balance to our current
Can you help us be more diverse?
While our current Board has a good gender balance, we would like our Board to be more diverse
so we welcome applications from people from BME communities.
Would you identify yourself as right of the political centre?
As an independent, impartial organisation, we wish to ensure the political balance of our Board.
We therefore currently welcome applications from people who would identify as right of the
An inclusive, welcoming, all Wales organisation
We warmly welcome applications from younger people, from people right across Wales, and in
particular from north Wales. We are conscious that many of our current trustees are south Wales
based, and – as an all Wales organisation – we are working actively to remedy this.
For more information about the role and the IWA itself please download the Trustees document here.