Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

Objectives

Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to those who live and work in the Borough of Charnwood regardless of their situation or circumstances.  Our volunteer generalist advisers assist client with issues around welfare benefits, debt, employment, housing and more.  We offer the only generalist advice service in the borough and help around 5700 clients per year.

Activities

We offer a drop-in service open 27 hours a week between 2 sites.  Clients also have access to a telephone service 5 days per week.  We have 42 trained volunteer Advisers and 2 specialist Money Advice Caseworkers. 

Charity sectors

  • Counselling / advice

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local
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Current opportunities

  • Trustee with magical fund raising powers

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2 TZ

    Trustee/Governor

    Fund raising wizard to join trustee board of local Citizens Advice. Actually we don’t expect magic but we do need someone experienced to push this area forward. Read more

    Time commitment: Board meetings two hours every two months, committee membership similar. A minimum commitment of six hours a week on fund raising as a guide.

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  • Trustee for Citizens Advice Charnwood

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2TZ

    Trustee/Governor

    Our charity serves and is strongly rooted in the Charnwood community, offering a unique generalist advice service. Some trustees take active roles, others contribute through their input to collective decisions - the choice is yours! Read more

    Time commitment: Minimum: Board 2 hrs every other month, committees similar in intervening months. Maximum: up to one day per week if willing.

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  • Excellent bid writer & fundraiser required! (a.k.a needle finder!)

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2TZ

    Ongoing role

    We are looking for a professional with experience in identifying suitable funding streams and writing successful funding applications.  Read more

    Time commitment: Flexibility is essential as funding opportunities are irregular. Home working would be possible.

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  • Plate Spinner

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2TZ

    Short term project

    We are a free, confidential, independent and impartial legal advice charity.  We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Co-ordinator to help us launch our new Friends Scheme. Read more

    Time commitment: 4-8 hpw on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons for approx. 3 months. Based at our Loughborough office but with the potential for some home working.

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  • Grafico

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2TZ

    Short term project

    How do you make a legal advice & info charity attractive?  We are looking for professional help to fix our image problem. Read more

    Time commitment: 4-8hpw Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon for approx. 3 months

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  • Hypnotoad

    Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau

    Leicestershire, LE11 2TZ

    Short term project

    We are a free, confidential, independent and impartial legal advice charity.  We have an exciting opportunity for a PR professional to help a small local charity reach out to the community to raise our profile and attract donors. Read more

    Time commitment: 4-8 hpw on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons for approx. 3 months. Based at our Loughborough office but with the potential for some home working.

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  • Previous placements

    Polymath

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