Job Title: Chair
Location: Kensington
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Chair/19
Contact Name: Laurence Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 15, 2019 11:59

Job Description

Citizens Advice Kensington & Chelsea helps people resolve their legal, financial and other problems by providing information and advice, and by influencing national and regional policy makers. The charity is governed and managed locally but benefits from being a member of a large and influential national organisation.

Citizens Advice is a significant and successful part of a cohesive and vibrant voluntary sector in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We deliver a well-established and innovative range of advice   services through our offices on Portobello Road and King’s Road, and via outreach locations in hospitals, the Town Hall and HMP Wormwood Scrubs.

Demand for our assistance has increased steadily in recent years. Our service is free, independent, confidential and impartial. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to chair our Board of Trustees, who will play a key role in the organisation’s future by providing, leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, and the CEO. This is a high profile and vital role in this challenging and diverse community stretching from Chelsea in the south to Notting Hill and North Kensington.

Citizens Advice is well supported by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The service is led by an experienced and established CEO and senior management team who lead a team of 35 paid staff (including advisers, solicitors and other specialists) supported by 50 volunteers and an operating budget of around £1.5 million.

Board meetings are quarterly (evening) and then will involve some work outside of this. Most trustees balance the role with full time work. Quarterly meetings generally take place in Kensington Town Hall or in one of our offices in the borough.