North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee which is committed to working to resist racism, to overcome all forms of discrimination, and to work to build resilience and solidarity amongst those most threatened by hatred or disadvantaged by inequality.
We are currently seeking to increase the membership of the Board to enhance our mix of knowledge and skills both to further NWREN’s vision and to ensure the charity continues to be effectively led. We would like to find several professionals who can contribute their skills and experience to support and expand the work of the organisation.
The ideal person will be enthusiastic for our cause, have an understanding of equalities and the expectations of a company director under the Companies Act 2006. Board membership is voluntary and unpaid; however reasonable expenses can be claimed. The Board meets once a month and attendance can be either in person or (currently) via an online link.
As a member of our highly motivated and enthusiastic Board of Trustees you will play a key role in influencing the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance. You will be instrumental in supporting the development and growth of equality work in the North of Wales and the borders. From an organisational standpoint we are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in hearing from individuals who have legal, financial and HR backgrounds. We are equally interested to hear from anyone with specific knowledge or experience in the equality field.
We are not expecting to find one person with all the skills but NWREN would use the specific knowledge or experience you have to help the Board to reach informed decisions that help to promote social change. This may involve scrutinising papers, leading discussions, attending statutory or voluntary sector meetings, providing advice and guidance to the Board and perhaps focusing on key issues in which you have a particular expertise.
Our essential requirement is that you are committed to promoting equality and assisting NWREN in this aim. Our focus is on race, but we work in partnership with individuals and organisations active in combatting discrimination and inequality in other fields. Whatever experience or expertise you could bring to NWREN would be welcomed.
For an informal discussion and more background information on the work of NWREN please contact Robert Moore on 01352 714456