Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy

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In the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouth

(You do not need to be fluent speakers, but you are expected to be prepared to make efforts to learn the language the Menter will pay you the first year's lessons if you are successful in your application.

Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire is looking for  new trustees. These voluntary roles represent a new and exciting period for Menter BGTM and we need are looking for individuals enthusiastic about the Welsh language.

These roles are voluntary, but expenses are paid in line with the governing document of the Menter.

Person Specification

  • Has a genuine passion and interest in promoting the Welsh language and its use in the communities of South East Wales
  • Has relevant knowledge
  • Ability to engage appropriately where necessary with Menter Iaith's external stakeholders / community
  • To be organised and conscientious
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with good practice and the rules outlined in the Menter governing document

In order to apply for these roles, you will be expected to be eligible to become a charity Trustee.

1. Always act in the best interests of the charity – you must not let your personal interests, views or prejudices affect your behaviour as a trustee

2. Manage your charity's resources responsibly

3. Acting with care and s areasonabledog

4. Make your charity accountable

5. Act reasonably and responsibly in all matters relating to your charity – Act with as much care as if you are dealing with your own affairs, taking advice if you need it

6. Only use your charity's income and property for the purposes set out in its governing document


The Charity Commission has placed emphasis on its core comprehensive guidelines Finding New Trustees - What Charities need to know (CC30), which states the following:


“Trustees play an essential role in the governance of charities. They also have a lot to contribute to their success. For example, they can:

• serve as a means of communication with communities that a charity exists to serve

• bring valuable professional or other experience to charities

• help to ensure that charities are well-managed through the appointment of senior executive staff.”

The Commission recognises that most Trustees are volunteers who make honest mistakes sometimes. Trustees are not expected to be perfect - they are expected to do their best to comply with their duties. You must use care, skills and experience and seek appropriate advice when necessary and you should devote enough time, thought and energy to your role, for example, by preparing for, attending and actively participating in every trustee meeting.

More information on the requirements of these roles will be provided to interested parties.

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