Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97586
At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Public relations
  • Governance
  • Volunteer management

Where

Bath, BA1 2EE
Mainly at the office

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
The trustee board meets 4 times a year, during the day, in Bath. There may be other meetings (in person or online) depending on what lead role they do

Deadline

09 Sep 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Citizens Advice Bath & NE Somerset is recruiting 3-4 new trustees to strengthen our board

What will you be doing?

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 four board meetings per year 
  • 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 role in discussions 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 
  • 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 
  • ensure that the service plans for the recruitment and turnover of staff and volunteers 
  • review its own work and how effectively it operates including action for improvement

What are we looking for?

We are particularly looking for trustees who have an interest in these areas:

  • Volunteering
  • Communications (internal and external)
  • Research and campaigns
  • Lived experience of advice issues

What difference will you make?

By becoming a Trustee, you will play a crucial role in shaping our strategic direction, ensuring that our services remain responsive and effective in meeting the evolving needs of our community. 

Before you apply

Applicants should complete an expression of interest via the Reach platform, then we'll send an application form to complete.

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We provide free, independent and confidential advice to residents of Bath & NE Somerset.