Here you can find all the responsibilities and benefits of joining us as the Chair of Trustees.
What Are The Responsibilities?
- Recruit a trustee board with a diverse range of opinions, experience and knowledge, to promote trusteeship to underrepresented groups in the community.
- Plan the meetings with the Charity Secretary
- Attend a number of meetings per year
- Facilitate the Trustee board meetings, be leading and ensuring agenda items are discussed, as well as enabling all member to contribute their views
- Ensure that board decisions and actions are carried out within the remit of the Citizens Advice membership agreement and government policies
- Monitor attendance of all trustees
- Arrange for induction, training and support of trustees as needed
- Be proactive in the recruiting of key positions, such as Chair, Treasurer, Chief Officer, etc
- Together with the Treasurer, ensure proper management of Citizens Advice finances
- With the Chief Officer, represent the Citizens Advice in relationships with funders at local events and in the community
- With the help of trustees, set policy and strategy direction, monitor finances and government documentation, and seek the views of all sections of the community
- Ensure the service reviews its own work and how effectively it operates and work on specific projects to further the strategic goals of the Citizens Advice.
What Are The Benefits?
- You’ll be able to make a positive impact for people in your local area by ensuring the Citizens Advice is sustainable and meeting the needs of the community
- You’ll be able to meet people and build relationships with trustees, staff and volunteers, as well as people in the community
- You’ll be able to build on your governance, leadership and strategy skills
- This’ll help to increase your employability
- And we’ll even reimburse your expenses too!