Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J96268
At a glance

Skills

  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding

Where

c/o Barnwell Baptist Church Howard Road Cambridge CB5 8QS, CB5 8QS
Mainly at home
Travel limit? We would prefer someone living locally as this is a Cambridge-based charity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
4 trustee meetings with pre-reading, plus occasional meetings to cover specific tasks around changes in legislation for example.

Deadline

01 Oct 2024

Join the Trustee Board at Cambridge Money Advice Centre and help it transform the lives of people struggling with unmanageable debt.

What will you be doing?

What will you be doing?

Cambridge Money Advice Centre (CMAC) changes lives by providing free, face to face debt advice to people struggling with unmanageable debt. It is a well-established Charity that has supported many hundreds of people in debt since its foundation in 2004. Its highly trained volunteer debt advisers provide in-person, regulated debt advice that helps clients resolve complex personal debt situations. Many of those it helps are unable to access other forms of debt advice which are now mainly available online or by phone.

As a Trustee you would attend Board meetings and work alongside the other Trustees to ensure the charity continues to thrive and adheres to relevant rules and regulations. 

A full overview of CMAC’s activities is given in its annual report which is available on its website.

General Trustee Responsibilities

CMAC is seeking an additional Trustee to join its Board which is responsible for the charity’s strategic direction and governance. 

  • Attend quarterly trustee meetings, normally in person at CMAC’s offices in Cambridge
  • With other trustees, contribute to the good governance of MAC which includes contributing to policies, strategic direction and operational matters
  • Supporting specific tasks, for example helping the team review the budget, edit communications or prepare a report – around 2 to 4 hours a month 

 

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?

No prior experience as a Trustee is necessary, but we are looking for someone with a genuine interest in helping people struggling with debt and a background and proven experience with one or more of the following:

  • Experience of volunteering or work experience at a managerial/decision-making level.
  • Experience in charitable/not-for-profit organisations.
  • Skills that maybe particularly helpful to the Board’s activities, for example legal, fundraising, risk, financial regulation, data protection, health and safety, safeguarding.

     

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make?

As a member of a small Trustee team you will make a significant contribution to CMAC and the transformative effect it has on the lives of those it helps

 

 - in the words of one client:

“I can't put in words how grateful I am for all the help and understanding you have been to me in helping me out of a very dark place and time, you guys are true life savers. Thanks for all time and effort that you put into helping me over the last year or so.”

For more stories of our clients see our annual report either via the Charity Commission Site or on our website. 

Before you apply

In the first instance please apply through this site with a CV and a covering letter describing why you’d like to become a Trustee at CMAC. After reviewing your application we will contact you to discuss next steps which will include an interview, a dbs check and taking up references if successful.

 

We will look at each applicant as they apply so the vacancy may close early

Causes
  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Poverty relief
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Cambridge Money Advice Centre is open to help anyone who find themselves in need of help with managing their personal debts. We work in the Cambridge area offering free confidential face to...