Volunteering Opportunity: Trustee with citizens advice east herts

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We are looking for three talented volunteer trustees who can give time and commitment to help us run our charity, help us develop our services and secure the vital resources we need to go forward. We are particularly looking for people who have fundraising, marketing or premises management expertise. Committed to working within the aims, principles and policies of Citizens Advice is essential. A willingness to think strategically but to have the time to offer operational support is also important.

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment

District: East Herts, Hertsmere, North Herts

Location: From home, Indoor, Event

Time of day: Full Working Week, Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons

Practical Considerations: Meetings are held in Ware and Bishop’s Stortford.

Requirements (additional): Will require references

Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, University students, Older People, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility

Suitable for volunteers interested in: Trusteeship & Governance

Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: Yes

Full Description:
• Commitment and availability to attend trustee board meetings • Willingness to provide ‘hands-on’ operational support to the Chief Executive • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion • Willingness to gain knowledge of local needs and resources • Commitment to the aims, principles and policies of the Citizens Advice service, including those relating to equal opportunities, independence and social policy • Willingness and ability to act in the best interests of the charity • Ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and employers • Willingness to participate in democratic process which develops Citizens Advice service policies by area and nationally • Numeracy to the extent required to understand charity’s accounts with the support of a treasurer • Willingness and ability to learn, and to develop and examine their own attitudes • Ability to think creatively and strategically, and exercise good, independent judgement • Ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic team • Fundraising, marketing or premises management expertise desirable