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Could you join BWV as a Trustee?

About Bristol Women’s Voice

Our vision: We believe that all women should have equitable access to opportunity in life, regardless of their background and circumstances. We want to see women’s equality and rights become a reality in Bristol – so that all women feel safe, seen and heard in the city they live, work or study in. 

Our mission is to:

  • create a movement that unites all women in Bristol to campaign together, celebrate our achievements and find support and information.


  • listen and make heard the views and voices of women from across Bristol’s diverse communities, empowering them to influence decision-makers.


  • support women’s organisations in Bristol to collaborate, grow and campaign on the rights and issues that matter to the women they represent.


We are recruiting for a Treasurer, and up to three other volunteer Trustees to join our active board.

We are particularly looking for Trustees with skills in fundraising and income generation, charity sector experience and volunteer management.

The Role

As a Trustee, you will:

  • Attend bi-monthly evening board meetings; (currently virtual)
  • Oversee the governance, performance and delivery of the charity, including through participating in an annual strategic planning day,
  • Play an active role in supporting the charity’s work through involvement with others in your area of expertise attending events e.g. International Women’s Day event;
  • Provide advice and guidance and supporting ad hoc pieces of work.

Induction and training will be provided and new trustees will have the opportunity to buddy with a more experienced trustee to support confidence and development.


Trustees are required to be a member of Bristol Women’s Voice, and be a woman living, working or studying in Bristol.  You can join BWV for free here.

You can read more about our values and membership policy here.

A commitment to feminist principles, and passion for making a difference are critical, as well as leadership potential and willingness to work within governance structures. 

We seek as diverse a Board as possible and welcome applications from women from a range of backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from women with backgrounds currently underrepresented on our Board, including Black and minoritised backgrounds, women from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with lived experience of disability and younger women.


Trustee roles are unpaid, but we offer training and personal development, as well as the opportunity to contribute as part of an inspiring group of women.

To Apply

To apply, send us a 500-word (max.) statement or a short video clip (on your phone is fine) of you answering the questions:

  •  Why you want to be a BWV trustee,
  • Why you think you would be good at this role,
  • What experience you have that would make you a good fit for the role.

Please also include details of two people who can provide a reference for you.  We also ask you to help us be filling in this equalities monitoring form.

The deadline for applications is on-going and so you can apply any time. We aim to get back to you within one week of hearing from you to ask you for an informal follow up conversation. After this we will invite you to attend one of our meetings to see if you think we’re a good fit.

If you’d like to arrange an informal chat about the role before applying, you can contact Carole, co-chair, on or Katy, Director, on

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