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Chair/Treasurer/Trustee, Citizens Advice Mendip

Could you or someone you know serve our community as a trustee?

 

Citizens Advice Mendip covers a population of approximately 110,000 from the Frome area across to Street.  In the past year, 1 in 7 households in the area have used our well-known advice services.  At present, more than 70 volunteers make the work of Citizens Advice Mendip possible.  Almost half of our clients have disabilities or long term health conditions and the advice we provide is essential to supporting families in the Mendip area.

 

Citizens Advice Mendip has a turnover of over £400,000. We are a sound, well-established organisation, well regarded by the national Citizens Advice body and by our funders. In the past, we have been fortunate to attract excellent CEOs.  A new CEO took over at the start of this year and is proving to be very talented and dedicated.

 

We have an ongoing programme to renew our trustee board and ultimately we will be seeking a new chair and a new treasurer in the next year. Trustees are expected to work with the CEO and other staff to shape strategy and give direction. The Chair provides leadership to the trustees and CEO and chairs meeting of the trustee board.  The treasurer oversees the organisation’s budget and the organisation’s financial arrangements.  We are looking for high-skilled individuals who wish to serve the local community. With the roles of chair and treasurer, we anticipate a short period as a regular trustee before committing to a more business-critical role.

 

The current board includes experience and skills from charities, industry and local government, mostly managerial. Some of our trustees are retirees, some are of working age. We hold four trustee board meetings a year. Certain trustee positions have a heavier workload than others, but all trustees are expected to take on some additional responsibilities, such as a watching brief on a particular project or area of policy. The positions are voluntary, but where significant expenses are incurred, these may be reimbursed.

 

If you are interested in becoming a trustee, please email your contact details to admin@mendipcab.org.uk and we will contact you for an informal discussion. If you know of someone who might be interested in a trustee position, please pass on this information. If you would like more information about Citizens Advice Mendip, please visit our website at https://www.mendipcab.org.uk