Can you help local people facing challenging times?

Can you help local people facing challenging times?

Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead (CARB) is an independent charity that provides free advice and support to help local people overcome the problems they face; from money issues to problems at work, consumer rights to relationships.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for their services has substantially increased.

CARB is looking for volunteers to join their board.  They are particularly interested in people who are looking for a new challenge and are able to think strategically and exercise independent judgement.  Ideally, you will have experience/skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • digital and marketing experience, including better use of technology to reach beneficiaries
  • financial management or fundraising experience
  • experience in managing and supporting staff and/or volunteers

No previous Board experience is necessary. CARB is interested in hearing from people with a range of skills, not just those highlighted above and from all sections of the community.   Commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week, plus attendance at quarterly evening meetings.

CARB is also looking for a new Chair of Trustees to lead the board.  Some experience of leadership would be helpful for this position.

To apply, please send a letter of application and/or cv, giving details of relevant skills and experience to: Nina Porter nina@varb.org.uk

For more information see the Trustee Recruitment Pack here  or the Chair of Trustees Recruitment Pack here

If you would like an informal chat about the work of the charity, before submitting an application and/or you would like any further information please get in touch with Andrea Dunhill, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead adun@carbs.org.uk

Other Board Opportunities

If you would like more information about the roles and responsibilities of being a Charity Trustee, please see this guidance from the Charity Commission which gives more details: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved

A number of other local charities are starting to recruit to their boards.  Details will be released in the Volunteer Newsletter.  If you would like to receive details but are not yet registered as a potential volunteer, please click here to register.

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