Citizens Advice Tadley is looking for a new Chair of Trustees to lead our board and work with our staff and volunteers to consolidate our current service, identify opportunities to expand our activities and work on specific projects to further the strategic objectives of the organisation.
Citizens Advice Tadley is a relatively small rural office and that brings with it some unique challenges and benefits. Our rural location means that for some clients Citizens Advice becomes a vital link to other services, agencies and information.
The role of the chair is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. This includes being proactive in recruiting new trustees. The role also is responsible for providing support and supervision for the Advice Services Manager.
A full description of the role is available.
You'll need to:
understand the type of work undertaken by a local Citizens Advice
understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities as trustees
be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
a good basis of leadership skills
ability to facilitate and lead meetings
good interpersonal skills
have good listening, verbal and written communication skills
be able to exercise good independent judgment
have good numeracy skills to understand accounts with the support of the treasurer
be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection
be willing to undertake training in your role
- Age restrictions
Not suitable for under 18's
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
On request from Tadley Citizen Advice
When can I volunteer?
Trustee Boards usually meet in the evenings and you may need to attend other meetings if you are involved in specific projects or meet with volunteers and staff occasionally within the local Citizens Advice. We can be flexible about the time spent and how often you volunteer so come and talk to us (Quarterly trustee board meetings, plus AGM)