Become an appointed Board Member of Disability Wales

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Are you passionate about disability rights and equality? Can you bring fresh ideas to the table to help drive our organisation forward and give a greater voice to disabled people across Wales? The future is exciting here at Disability Wales and you could be a part of it by applying to become an appointed Board Member. 

Disability Wales (DW) / Anabledd Cymru is the national association of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) striving to achieve the rights and equality of disabled people in Wales. By applying to become an appointed board member, you could help shape our future. 

We need new voices to champion and lobby change and so we are looking for a wide range of skills and experiences on the Board. As an organisation, we want to reflect the whole community of disabled people in Wales. 

As a Disabled People’s Organisation we aim to demonstrate good practice in governance. We strive to provide a supportive and fully inclusive environment which enables Directors to flourish as well as maximise their talents through a range of opportunities. 

*Please note, these roles are specifically open to disabled people.

Why should you apply?

Need some words of encouragement before you submit your application? Watch this short video to hear current Directors talking all about what being a board member entails and why now is the time to join.

Meet the Board: Director recruitment event

If you need a little more convincing, join us at our online meet the Board event on Thursday 13th July at 2pm.

This is an opportunity to hear directly from our Board Members and ask any questions you might have.

If you’re interested in joining us on the day, please book your place via Eventbrite.

Further information

Role titleDirector / Trustee

Accountable to:

Chairperson and Board of Directors 
Term of Office:
Elected Directors – Three years (subject to any requirement re annual rotation of Board members) Appointed Directors – up to three years
Role purpose:
Together with fellow Directors/Trustees to be responsible for developing DW’s policy and work; managing the organisation including its money and people; and serving the best interests of DW at all times
To regularly attend Board meetings and participate in discussion and decision making; to read papers in advance of the meetings; to attend and participate in Board Induction and other Training as required; to participate in Annual Appraisal and personal development interviews with the Chairperson

*Please note, these roles are specifically open to disabled people.

Closing date: 12noon on Monday 24th July 2023.

Interviews: Tuesday 1st August 2023.

Find out more and apply

The below recruitment pack and job description tells you more about the role of the Board and being a Director. It also gives information on how to apply as an appointed Director. 

Are you interested in joining us to strive for a more inclusive Wales for disabled people? Apply today, we can’t wait to hear from you!

If you have any questions, please contact us on 029 20887325 or email

Become a member today and become part of what we do