The role of WI Advisers is to support and guide our WIs, whether they be new or long standing ones, whilst promoting the WI to the wider population. To fulfil this role, they take part in a national training scheme.  If you want a new challenge that takes you beyond your own WI and broadens your horizons, please read on.  We are looking for women with life experience to train as Advisers.  Every Adviser brings their own unique style, personality, and knowledge to this voluntary role which has a strong focus on WI Governance and Membership.  You will be working with members to make the most of their WI.  You will receive comprehensive blended training for the role, which is designed to offer you the necessary flexibility to fit into your busy lifestyle.

To find out more about how you become an Adviser, or to discuss the role further, please contact us at

Below are your current WI Advisers. If you have any queries, please contact



Jan says, “I’ve been a member of Bulphan WI for many years and have been President in the past. From the minute of joining, I loved the whole ethos, history & inspiration of the WI which led on to my becoming a member of the Federations archive, editorial and media teams as well as an Essex Climate Ambassador. Then taking the step to train as an Adviser seemed a natural progression, which I’m thoroughly enjoying especially getting to visit all the fab WIs around Essex.  I’m also a past Federation Chair and I’m still a Federation Trustee.
In my other life I’m a mum of two sons and have a grandson, I enjoy travelling around the country with my WISP (WI Supporting Partner) Wayne, sometimes visiting a WI in the area we’re staying in. I fit in loads of opportunities to enjoy time with my family & friends which usually involves drinking prosecco at some point!
Other parts of my WI journey so far have been camping three times with 500 WI members at Tea & Tents, resulting in my being one of the core group of TWICE (The WI Campers Essex) which had two camps. Having the picture of our group at NFWI’s Brighton AGM published in the Sunday Telegraph & taking part in the pageant at the centenary County Annual Meeting in 2017. 
One of our members recently told me “If you were a stick of rock and we cut you in half it would say WI all the way through” – I’m more than happy to accept that comment and I’m looking forward to many more WI based adventures with the circle of friends being a member of the WI brings.”