Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon Citizens Advice - Trustee

Job Title: Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon Citizens Advice - Trustee
Location: Devon
Salary: Voluntary role
Reference: Trustee062018
Contact Name: Debbie Ely-Gillbanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2018 12:28

Job Description

We’re seeking Trustees to join our Board. Being a Trustee is a rewarding role and offers the opportunity to contribute to your local community. 


We are an independent charity affiliated to Citizens Advice nationally. We provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice on all subjects to members of the local community. 


Our Trustees are volunteers and responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and development of the charity, and ensuring that we meet the needs of the local community. They are also responsible for governance, and for ensuring that financial controls and an effective fundraising strategy are in place.   


We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who can bring different skills, experience and perspectives to strengthen our Board. In particular, we are keen to hear from people with legal, fundraising or Marketing/PR experience. However, we are also interested in hearing from those who are prepared to develop their knowledge and understanding in order to be effective in the role.  


We meet as a Board eight times per year (including the AGM) at different locations – so some travel is involved. Meeting times can be flexible to suit the group. Trustees also lead projects and do work outside of Board meetings as agreed with the Chair. All new Trustees are supported with an induction programme to help them understand the work of Citizens Advice nationally and locally.  


The Citizens Advice service is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality.  We encourage and welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from women candidates as they are currently under-represented on our Board.