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Trustee required for Calderdale Citizens Advice Bureau

Published 8th Dec 2015 by Rebecca Walker

​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

Chair

Vice-chair

Treasurer

Social Policy lead

Governance 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


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