We are currently looking for Voluntary Trustees
Background - Citizens Advice Test Valley is a charity created to serve the local community, providing independent, impartial, free advice and information on a wide range of subjects. It deals with more than 10,000 issues a year for clients who need a voice to make themselves heard. The charity’s annual spend is around £300,000 and it relies heavily on public grant funding.
Type of role - We need to recruit two new trustees to join our board. The trustees are responsible for ensuring that the aims of the charity are met and for providing a proper level of governance for the operational team, with particular responsibility for ensuring financial integrity. The trustees agree the business plan and set the strategic direction for delivery of the plan.
Location – Citizens Advice Test Valley has two main offices, Andover in the north of the borough and Romsey in the south, but trustee meetings (currently quarterly) are held in Stockbridge in the middle!
Further details about the role – We are looking for people with independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to being a trustee, which goes beyond simple attendance at meetings. We are particularly looking for someone with fundraising experience (or natural skills and enthusiasm in that field!), but more important is an interest in the work being done by the operational paid and volunteer staff, and a belief in the value of the service being provided. The post of trustee is unpaid but will provide a great deal of experience and satisfaction. All reasonable expenses incurred as a trustee will be reimbursed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied.
Although a background knowledge of office work and computer use is an advantage, volunteering with Citizens Advice Test Valley provides an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop existing ones. There are many different roles you could take, including Gateway Assessor, Generalist Adviser, Admin Assistant, Trustee Board Member, etc.
It’s also a chance to put the skills and experience you have to good use helping others. We need people of all ages and backgrounds.
For many people, the best thing about volunteering for the Citizens Advice is getting to meet a wide range of people and make new friends. There is a real team spirit at Citizens Advice Test Valley and we provide a supportive environment to make sure that you get the most out of your time with us.
Above all it's a chance to make a real difference. By volunteering for Citizens Advice, you will be playing an active part in improving the lives of millions of people and influencing the development of national and local policies and services.
It is time you gave yourself a new challenge?
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