The Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum (CFVSF) works across Wiltshire to bring together voluntary organisations offering services for children and families. The forum is funded by Wiltshire Council and works closely with the local authority to ensure there is a strong relationship and good partnership working between the public sector and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Membership of CFVSF is free and open to all VCSE organisations working with children, families and young people in Wiltshire.

Bi-monthly forum meetings take place, where agencies are able to share information and stay up to date on any new policies and procedures relating to working with children, young people and their families in Wiltshire. The forum is also a platform for organisations to share their knowledge and experience, when services for children and families in Wiltshire are being planned.

The forum plays an active role in promoting the voice and influence of voluntary sector organisations. Members attend groups held by the Families and Children Transformation (FACT) project and Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board.

For more information about CFVSF or about the local authority groups and representatives, please contact: admin@cfvsf.org


CFVSF is organised by an Executive Committee elected by Forum members to ensure good governance. Find out more about our Chair and Executive Committee and download our annual report.


CFVSF brings together a variety of VCSE organisations working together to support children, young people and their families in Wiltshire. View a list of our members or search and filter to find local services.


CFVSF holds regular meetings and workshops for forum members. View a list of upcoming meetings and workshops including dates, times and locations on our forum meeting calendar

Vacancy: Chair of the Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum

Salary:£3,000 Honorarium per annum  Based:Home based

Are you passionate about the voluntary sector in Wiltshire?  Do you want to help shape and support the future of children and family’s voluntary sector support across the county?  The chance to chair the Wiltshire Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum may be the exact opportunity you are looking for.

The Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum (CFVSF) supports voluntary sector groups and organisations working with children and families throughout Wiltshire and helps to represent their needs to key decision makers at Wiltshire Council.  As the chair of the Wiltshire CFVSF you would help to facilitate this group and be a spokesperson for the sector.

A successful candidate for this post may have previously led a voluntary sector group or worked closely with voluntary sector partners in the South West.  You will be a confident collaborator who is happy to both challenge and be challenged.

Don’t worry, you won’t be alone.  The CFVSF receives administration support from Wessex Community Action and you will have an executive group to support you in your role.

It is anticipated that this role may take up to 1-2 days a week so we are happy to recognise this through an annual honoraria payment of £3,000.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a brief covering letter which outlines how you meet the criteria for the post to admin@cfvsf.org

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the post further, please contact Tony Griffin on chair@cfvsf.org


Closing Date: 17/06/21               Interviews: 24/06/21

Download Full Job Description/Person Specification Here

Become a Member

Are you a voluntary organisation working with children, families and young people in Wiltshire? Wiltshire Children & Families Volunatry Sector Forum (CFVSF) is for you. Membership is free and being part of CFVSF helps to ensure a strong working relationship and partnership working between the public sector and VCSE organisations.