Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts
Unpaid (Reasonable expenses reimbursed)
Part-time, Temporary
Job description

(part time voluntary role)

Can you help us change lives?                                                                  

We are looking for volunteers to join our board of trustees to help lead the charity and support the management team in developing our services and securing the vital resources we need to meet demand.

We seek four enthusiastic individuals who can spare a few hours a month alongside any existing role or commitments to make our board up to 15 people. Our aim is for a diverse board who represent our population and all those that use our services. No specific skills or experience required, but ideally applicants will live, study or work in or nearby the areas we service.  

Our board comes from many different backgrounds. What they all share is a passion for representing the local community and the diversity of clients who benefit from our free and impartial advice.

This is an unpaid role but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed. A role as trustee can provide you with a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills, and utilise any expertise and knowledge to benefit the local community.

“I really believe in the work we do as trustees - supporting and overseeing an organisation that truly makes a difference to local people's lives.” Linda, trustee

Who we are.

Citizens Advice is a network of 300 local independent charities, and Derbyshire Districts (covering residents of Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash and High Peak) is a well funded and high performing member with over 150 staff and volunteers.

Last year our advice helped people in crisis stay in work, prevented families being evicted from their homes, helped thousands of people tackle crippling debt and enabled people to access the welfare rights they are entitled to. In addition, we provide free advice on everything from neighbour disputes to consumer rights.

We know just how important our services are for local people, and this has never been more evident than now as we all strive to cope with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We would love to hear from you.

We welcome local applicants from any background who want to help us make a difference. If you have recent experience with fundraising, communications, HR or ICT we are particularly keen to hear from you.

Closing date for applications:  9am, Monday 2 November 2020

Interviews will be held:  Monday 9 November 2020 via Zoom

Posted on: 13 October 2020
Closed date: 02 November 2020
Tags: Human Resources, Governance