Independent Non-Executive Director

The Farmers’ Union of Wales was established in 1955 as an unincorporated organisation and has now determined that managing its affairs through a company limited by guarantee is the best way of meeting the growth plans for the future.

As a result, FUW Limited has been established and an initial board appointed by the election of members of the Union. The Board has appointed one independent non-executive director and now wish to appoint a second. This will be for an initial 3-year term.

With an empathy for Wales and farming, but not necessarily a farming background, we would expect that successful applicants would have a successful business background, possibly with a legal, corporate governance or financial focus. 

The FUW works bilingually, therefore the ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage but it is not essential as all board meetings are currently conducted in English.


The position is remunerated and all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

Time Commitment

Board meetings will generally be held monthly in our head office near Aberystwyth with occasional telephone meetings taking place where appropriate.

Application Process

An informal discussion about the role can be arranged by contacting the Managing Director via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Applications should be made by forwarding a CV and introductory letter to the Managing Director before 19 May 2018.

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Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru and Farmers’ Union of Wales are the trading names of FUW Ltd, which is registered in Wales no. 10935716