We currently have vacancies for volunteers to join our Trustee Board, which is responsible for governance of our charity. At the moment we have 6 members of the Trustee Board however we are looking for new Trustees with experience in leading long-term strategic development. We are looking for volunteers who can be a passionate and persuasive advocate for our aims and principles, and inspire our team of over 40 volunteers, fellow trustees, and stakeholders alike.
We are particularly looking for people with experience, or an interest, in the following areas of Commercial Law, Marketing and Communications or Governance.
What will you do?
- complete an introduction for your role
- maintain an awareness of how the local Citizens Advice is operating
- read papers for board meetings and attend meetings
- work on specific projects with other trustees or staff within the local Citizens Advice to further the strategic objectives of the local Citizens Advice
- take an active discussion during board meetings and work with other trustees to:
- set policy and strategy direction, set targets and evaluate the performance of the local Citizens Advice
- monitor the financial position of the local Citizens Advice ensuring that it operates within its means and objectives, ensuring that there are clear
- ensure that all the finances and supporting financial control systems of the local Citizens Advice are in order including that full financial records are kept for all transactions, that money is only spent for the purpose given, and that proper financial controls are in place to safeguard the organisation’s resources
- monitor the financial position of the local Citizens Advice ensuring that it operates within its means and objectives, ensuring that there are clear lines of accountability for day to day financial management
- seek the views of all sections of the community and monitor how well the service meets the needs of the local community
6.review its own work and how
effectively it operates including action for improvement
What skills do I need?
What do you need to have?
- A successful track record of achievement in Commercial Law, Marketing and Communications or Governance
- Judgement and vision to work effectively at a strategic level
- Experience managing multiple stakeholders
- Understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities as a Trustee
● Be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
● 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
Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne (SP)
- Families and Parenting
- Homeless and Housing
- Older People
- Trusteeship, Committee Work
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 06/06/2016
End Date: 19/11/2021
The average time commitment is likely to be 2 days per month with attendance expected at 10 board meetings per year; these are currently held by video conference, but may revert to face-to-face once it is safe to do so.
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