C3SC Vacancies

Trustees needed at 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?  

C3SC is the infrastructure organisation for the Third Sector in Cardiff. Our mission is to champion and strengthen local Third Sector organisations – charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises – and to achieve our vision of a strong, diverse and vibrant Third Sector in Cardiff.

We currently have vacancies on the Board of Trustees, and members of C3SC are welcome to apply. We are particularly looking for people with a strong financial background. The role is voluntary (we pay out-of-pocket expenses) and will require attendance at four Board meetings and four sub-group meetings a year, plus training opportunities will be available. 

If you would like to be involved in supporting the governance and strategic development of Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC), please email Mair Henry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the skills and interests you can bring to the organisation. You can download a trustee role description and application form here. On our website you will also find information about joining us as a general member.

C3SC aims to challenge discrimination and promote equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We're looking for a third sector representative to sit on the Early Intervention and Prevention Steering Group (under Families and Young People Programme Board).

We believe that equality for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We celebrate the diversity of society and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Please see below for changes to advertising volunteering opportunities.


Paid positions

Voluntary positions

Public appointments


Paid roles

Public Sector Policy Officer - Wales TUC

Ref: OSD/02/17
Grade 7 £38,534 per annum rising incrementally to £40,092
Initially a two year fixed term contract with potential for renewal subject to funding (secondments considered)
35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Based in Cardiff CF11 9SD

This exciting and varied role includes policy development, campaigning and media work. The post holder will assist the Wales TUC General Secretary on public sector policy and activity including; supporting the Wales TUC Conference and General Council, co-ordinating union input for social partnership arrangements, drafting Wales TUC input to Welsh government consultations and producing briefings for Assembly Members, unions and the public.

They’re therefore looking for someone who can demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Policy development in areas devolved to the Welsh Government
  • Campaigns and events organisation in the context of Welsh devolution
  • Excellent organisation, planning and time management skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding of public sector policy and practice in Wales
  • A positive, proactive and flexible team member

If you feel this is the job for you, Wales TUC would like to hear from you.

For an application pack you can either write to the Personnel and Training Office, TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., download a pack from http://www.tuc.org.uk/jobs or leave a message on voicemail 020 7467 1340. Please quote the job reference number when applying for an application pack.

The closing date for completed applications for this post is 12 noon on 25 January 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 3 February 2017.

Various posts - Gofal/Drugaid Cymru

The Out of Work Service (OOWS) is delivered in partnership between Gofal and NewLink Wales; across the Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Health Board areas providing individualised mentoring and support for people who have been affected by Substance Misuse and/or Mental Health issues. We are now pleased to have extended this partnership to Drugaid who are supporting the extension of this service to those aged 16 -24. Gofal will be employing the Cardiff and Vale team, with Drugaid employing the Cwm Taf team.

The OOWS complements and enhances existing treatment, support and care services, through the provision of additional mentoring support; that focusses on helping people to move on and thrive through inspiring self-confidence, nurturing self-reliance, developing new skills, acquiring qualifications and ultimately achieving economic independence through paid employment.

The scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Lead Young Persons Mentor (Contract to August 2018)
Gofal Cardiff or Barry (TBC) 37 Hours per week
Salary: £21,462.50

Job Purpose:

The Lead Young Persons Mentor will be responsible for the day to day line management and support of a small team working across Cardiff and the Vale and Cwm Taf Health Board areas, in delivery of the Out of Work Service for people aged 16-24. The post holder will contribute directly to service activity and hold a manageable caseload of young people


4 x Young Persons Mentor (Contract to August 2018)
2x Gofal Cardiff or Barry (TBC) and 2 x Drugaid Pontypridd or Merthyr Tydfil (TBC)
37 Hours per week
Salary: £18,685

Job Purpose:

The Young Persons Mentor will be responsible for engaging young people 16-24 years who are seeking education, training or employment into the Out Of Work Service undertaking one-to-one mentoring and group support as required to remove barriers and facilitate progress into training, education and employment.

Administrator (Contract to August 2018)
Gofal Cardiff or Barry (TBC)
18.5 Hours per week
Salary: £16,000 per annum pro rata

Job Purpose:

To assist the team by providing efficient and effective administrative support and office management. To support all general administrative and ESF related work.

Full details and an application pack can be found on Gofal’s website at: http://www.gofal.org.uk/work-with-us/and on the Drugaid website at: http://www.drugaidcymru.com

The above posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 12.30pm, Wednesday 25th January 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing: 6th or 7th of February 2017.

3 Cydlynydd Cymunedol - Sefydliad y Deillion Caerdydd
(Caerdydd / Rhondda Cynon Taf / Abertawe)

Oriau: 36 awr bob wythnos
Cyflog: £17,269 yn flynyddol
Lleoliad: Caerdydd / Abertawe / Rhondda Cynon Taf
Math o gytundeb: Cytundeb tymor penodedig o 4 blynedd

Mae Sefydliad y Deillion Caerdydd yn recriwtio 3 Cydlynydd Cymunedol i ddarparu prosiect Pobl a Lleoedd y Cronfa Loteri Fawr sydd yn bwriadu sicrhau:
1.  Fydd pobl sydd yn ddall ac â cholled golwg yn medru ymgysylltu yn rhwyddach gyda’u cymunedau lleol a chwarae mwy o ran mewn gweithgareddau, chwaraeon a diddordebau hamdden.
2.  Fydd mwy o weithgareddau lleol, chwaraeon a diddordebau hamdden yn hygyrch ac yn cyrraedd anghenion pobl sy’n ddall ac â cholled golwg.
3.  Fydd gan bobl sy’n ddall ac â cholled golwg y sgiliau a’r hyder i allu trefnu gweithgareddau ar gyfer eu hunain a’u cyfoedion.
4.  Fydd pobl sy’n ddall ac â cholled golwg yn teimlo’n llai ynysig ac yn byw bywydau mwy iach, gweithgar a llawn.

I lwyddo yn y rôl yma fydd rhaid ichi ddangos dealltwriaeth ag empathi o’r materion profir gan bobl sydd â chyflwr sydd yn effeithio’n sylweddol ar eu golwg, a medru dangos tystiolaeth eich bod yn gallu dylanwadu ar unigolion a sefydliadau a rheoli gwirfoddolwyr.

Gellir lawrlwytho disgrifiad o’r swydd a ffurflen gais o www.cibi.co.uk/jobs neu am gopi electronig neu wedi ei argraffu, e-bostiwch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. neu ffoniwch 029 2039 8900.

Fydd apwyntiad yn ddibynnol ar wiriad manylach cofnodion troseddol.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw hanner-nos ar 5ed o Chwefror 2017. Fydd cyfweliadau rhwng 20 a 22 Chwefror 2017.


3 Community Coordinators - Cardiff Institute for the Blind
(Cardiff / Swansea / Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £17,269 per annum
Location: Cardiff / Swansea / Rhondda Cynon Taf
Contract type: Fixed term 4 year contract

Cardiff Institute for the Blind is recruiting 3 Community Coordinators to help deliver a Big Lottery Fund People & Places project that aims to ensure:
1.    Blind and partially sighted people will be better able to engage with their local communities and participate more in activities, sports and leisure interests.
2.    More local activities, sports and leisure interests will be accessible and meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
3.    Blind and partially sighted people will have the skills and confidence to be better able to organise and arrange activities for themselves and their peers.
4.    Blind and partially sighted people will feel less isolated and lead more healthy, active and fulfilling lives.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate an understanding and empathy of the issues experienced by people with a condition that significantly affects their sight and be able to evidence that you can influence individuals and organisations and manage volunteers.

The job description and an application form can be downloaded from www.cibi.co.uk/jobs/ or to ask for an electronic or printed copy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 029 2039 8900.

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 5th February 2017. Interviews will take place between 20 and 22 February 2017.

Administration & Support Worker - Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity. The organisation's aim is to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racist message to young people and society.

They are seeking to recruit an Administration & Support Worker to join the team in Wales.

The post involves general office administration and effective administrative support for other staff, scheduling workshops and events, collating and inputting information onto databases and supporting the organisation at anti-racism events and workshops. 

35 hours/week
Salary £16,481 - £17,547 (NJC pay scale Points 14-17)
6% pension

Applicant must have:

  • At least two years' experience in a similar role
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communications skills: written, telephone and interpersonal
  • Commitment to anti-racism
  • Ability to meet specific deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team


To download an application pack, please go to http://www.theredcard.org/get-involved/job-vacancies

Or write to:

Show Racism the Red Card
The Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
NE30 2AY

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: Monday 6th February 2017 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on 15th February 2017 in Cardiff. If you have not heard from Show Racism the Red Card within 6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Show Racism the Red Card aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Senior Caseworker - Older People's Commissioner for Wales

2-year fixed term contract
£26,500 - £32,200 per annum

The ability to speak Welsh for this role is essential.

The Wellbeing and Empowerment Team contribute to the development and delivery of the Commissioner’s work programme through delivery of high quality, timely and robust casework.

Accountable to the Safeguarding and Access to Justice Lead, the Senior Caseworker is responsible for the development and delivery of an outstanding casework service, which achieves positive outcomes for older people and their families in Wales.

The post holder will provide support and complex casework to older people and their families over the telephone, via email and in meetings, which ensures that the voices of older people and their families are heard and understood by decision makers in Wales (including in relation to adult protection cases).

For an application plack, please visit the Older People's Commissioner for Wales website. For more information and application details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 8 February 2017 at 5.00pm. If you are successfully shortlisted you must be available to attend an interview on 17 February 2017.

HR Assistant - Diverse Cymru

Salary: £17,800
37 hours p/w
Based in Cardiff

To support the HR Manager to provide a professional, high quality, timely, customer focused HR recruitment / contractual administration / transactional service to key stakeholders, job applicants and staff throughout Diverse Cymru.

Full description and application details are available here.

Closing date: 10 February 2017.

Funding and Projects Manager - Diverse Cymru

Salary: £29,000
37 hours p/w
Based in Cardiff

This new post will support the Chief Operating Officer by taking responsibility for the range and quality of Diverse Cymru’s Funding and Project management operations, in addition to communications with the public and other stakeholders. The postholder will also proactively develop opportunities for Diverse Cymru’s services across Wales.

Full description and application details are available here.

Closing date: 10 February 2017.

Relief Support Workers, Cardiff and Swansea - The Wallich

The Wallich is a Wales-based charity working with homeless and vulnerably housed people to find the support which will help them to live safer, happier and more independent lives.

Hourly rate: £7.25

To provide cover as and when required. 

Visit www.thewallich.com for an application pack.

Relief Workers - BAWSO

Bawso is an All Wales voluntary organisation providing specialist services to black and minority ethnic (BME) women, men and children made homeless through a threat of domestic violence or fleeing domestic violence. Bawso’s work extends to providing support to BME women confronted with forced marriage, threatened honour killing, Female Genital Mutilation, prostitution and human trafficking.

Casual hours: Providing essential temporary cover on a casual basis.
Relief Workers needed in all areas across Wales including: Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly and Torfaen
Pay: £8 per hour

For an application pack, please visit www.bawso.org.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: (029) 2064 4633.
Exemption sought under Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Women only need apply. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Please note that we do not accept CVs alone and application form will need to be completed.

Closing date: ongoing.

Relief Project Worker - Llamau (REL05)

Location: In particular, Newport, Maesteg, Caerphilly and Risca areas

Salary: £7.53 per hour with a £30.12 sleep-over allowance for the sleep-in

Closing date: ongoing

Visit www.llamau.org.uk for an application form.       

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 www.volunteering-wales.net/organisations/ 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 re-set 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.

Trustees - Welsh Refugee Council

(Unpaid – out of pocket expenses reimbursed)

The Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) provides advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. In the last financial year the organisation provided over 38,000 advice session for the people who use their services from the four offices in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham. The Welsh Refugee Council also raises awareness about refugee issues, promotes their human rights and advocates for political change. In addition they work with over 300 community groups and organisations that provide services for asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.

Welsh Refugee Council now has a number of trustee vacancies on the Trustee Board of twelve.

They need people who can help direct the WRC towards achieving its mission and ensure that the organisation is effectively managed. Trustees would need to be able to make a commitment to the WRC and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgements, an ability to think creatively and willingness to speak their mind.

Welsh Refugee Council would welcome applications from potential trustees with a background in one of the following areas:

  • performance management
  • human resources
  • PR and communications
  • law
  • policy and advocacy

All trustees are expected to have a good understating of the refugee experience within a Welsh UK or global perspective. The organisation is particularly keen to achieve a diverse Board of Trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community. They would particularly welcome applications from refugees or asylum seekers.

Potential trustees are asked to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application pack, information about the charity and an application form, or our Chair Caron Jennings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific information about the role.

All potential trustees will be interviewed and will need to supply two references. All trustees are expected to comply with the Nolan Principles on public life and understand their roles and responsibilities as outlined within Charity Commission guidance CC3.The Essential Trustee http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/publications/cc3.aspx

The Trustee Board holds six meetings a year and also has a strategic committee and a resources committee. One of which all trustees are encouraged to attend.

The closing deadline for applications is 20th January 2016.

Trustees - Recovery Cymru

Recovery Cymru believes that everyone has the potential to recover; Recovery is possible, probable and should be enjoyable! We are passionate about developing and strengthening communities of people recovering from drug and alcohol problems. Together, we empower and support people to initiate and continue their recovery journey, to pursue fulfilment, to explore their skills and interests and to improve their quality of life. Through the power of shared experience and understanding, people can support themselves and others.

Recovery Cymru is seeking to recruit new Trustees to join their Board and support the development of RC. As a fast-growing, local organisation, you have the chance to make a real difference, both to the organisation and our members. We are looking for people with a range of skills although experience in one or more of the following would be desirable:-

- Service design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation
- Contract and grant management
- HR
- Business and strategic planning
- Marketing and sales
- Training and consultancy
- Funding / fundraising / commissioning knowledge
- Advertising, publicity and promotion

We are particularly looking to fill the roles of HR, income generation & Treasurer. This is a core board role, about which more information can be found on the Charity Commission website.

Time commitment will vary depending on time of year and the sub-projects being worked on but Board meetings are held every six weeks, with some tasks in between.
We are also looking for trustee advisors who do not need to sign up as full trustees and attend all meetings but sign up as official advisors; specifically HR.
We always welcome applications from people with lived experience of recovery.

For further information about this role or if you are interested in applying, please request an application pack by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or printed copies are available in the Recovery Cymru Centres. You may also request an application to be sent to you via post.

The closing date for applications is 10th February 2017. Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 27th February 2017.

Public appointments

Members - Qualifications Wales

Find out more at www.wales.gov.uk/publicappointments

Closing date: 20 January 2017.

Member, Wales Advisory Committee - British Council Wales

Pay band: Unremunerated but reasonable travel and expenses reimbursed
Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

The Wales Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Wales and acts as an advocate for the British Council's work in Wales. As a member of the Wales Advisory Committee, you will contribute to the development of the British Council’s strategic objectives and corporate priorities on behalf of Wales and reflect the needs of one or more of the British Council’s target communities in Wales.

Committee members are appointed for a three-year term, renewable for a further three years.

If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the webpage.

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter for the attention of Jenny Scott, Country Director Wales to Edmund Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 25 January 2017.

Non-Executive Members - Welsh Revenue Authority

Find out more at www.wales.gov.uk/publicappointments

Closing date: 6 February 2017.

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 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information about CHCs, please contact the Board of CHCs on: Tel: 029 2023 5558 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/899/home

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:

www.wcva.org.uk/jobs *


*  WCVA also runs an internship programme. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Have you thought about volunteering? There are hundreds of opportunities available for you to develop your experience and contribute to the valuable work that many third sector organisations do, across Cardiff and beyond. You will find a huge variety of opportunities on Volunteering Wales's website at http://www.volunteering-wales.net/