Calderdale Citizens Advice Bureau helps people from the local community resolve their legal, money, benefit and other problems by providing information and advice, and by influencing policy makers. They are looking to recruit skilled individuals to join their trustee board and provide leadership.
Calderdale Citizens Advice Bureau helps people from the local community resolve their legal, money, benefit and other problems by providing information and advice, and by influencing policy makers.
They are looking to recruit skilled individuals to join their trustee board and provide leadership.
The Trustee Board takes ultimate responsibility for the running of Calderdale CAB and its centres and outreaches.
The position of trustee is a voluntary one and would involve a minimum of 5 evening meetings per year and other involvement with training and away days, taking advantage of a trustee’s specific skills and abilities. Candidates must be able to think strategically and keep themselves briefed on current issues.
DUTIES OF POST
Maintaining an awareness of the business of the bureau
Taking responsibility for learning and development
Regularly attending, preparing for and taking a full part in meetings
Actively contributing to setting policy and strategic direction, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance
Monitoring whether the service complies with its governing document, whether it meets Citizens Advice standards and how well the advice needs of the local community are being met
Supporting the development of the bureau through participation in agreed projects
Actively seeking to further the strategic objectives of the bureau, and acting in the best interests of the bureau at all times
Maintaining confidentiality about any sensitive or confidential information received in the course of duties as a trustee
PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALITIES
Commitment and availability to attend bureau trustee board meetings
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 CAB service, including those relating to equal opportunities, independence and social policy
Ability to understand and accept responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and employers
Numeracy and ability to learn, and 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 team
ROLES AND AREAS COVERED BY THE TRUSTEE BOARD
Social Policy lead
Health and Safety lead
Company Policy lead
Specific knowledge areas - Legal, IT, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, Networking
For more information or an informal discussion on the role of trustee, please contact Liz.Wright@calderdalecab.org.uk