Citizens Advice Central Dorset – Trustee Role


Advert – Trustee (Chair of People Subcommittee)

We are looking for a new trustee to chair the people subcommittee and to join our Board which is responsible for the overall direction, vision and oversight of Citizens Advice Central Dorset.

  • Voluntary Position
  • Covering the Dorchester, Gillingham, Sherborne and Weymouth and Portland Area
  • Time requirement of 3 to 4 hours per month plus additional Sub Committee, Board and Executive Meetings
  • Qualities: Enthusiasm, commitment to the aims of Citizens Advice and an interest in people, governance, social justice, training, policies and practises associated with staff, volunteers and trustees
  • Closing Date: 9th April 2021

Citizens Advice Central Dorset provides free and confidential independent advice services to people who live and work in the Dorchester, North Dorset, Sherborne and Weymouth and Portland communities. We are governed and managed locally but with the benefit of being part of the influential national organisation, Citizens Advice. We provide advice on for example Benefits, Employment, Debt, Housing and Consumer issues and have supporting projects such as Macmillan Benefits, NHS GP Surgeries, Energy Project, Multiple Sclerosis, and Mental Health.

The purpose of the subcommittee is to provide the appropriate support and help to the board of trustees, volunteers, paid staff, and others who may from time-to-time undertake work such as work experience, so that Citizens Advice is as welcoming, inclusive and effective as possible.The subcommittee oversees governance with the aim of ensuring all trustees, paid and volunteer staff and others are appropriately trained for their roles and have equal and fair opportunities for continuing education, support and, where appropriate, career and/or personal progression.

Your experience, enthusiasm and skills will make a significant contribution to the Board and give valuable support to the Chair of the Board and Chief Officer. This is a voluntary, unpaid appointment, although reasonable travel expenses will be paid. The role provides you with a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge from which you will gain further experience and much satisfaction.

More details about can be viewed on our website

If you would like to discuss the trustee role further please contact the current Chair of People subcommittee

Posted March 2021


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