London, Greater London
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Citizens Advice Lewisham (CAL) is an independent charity and a member of the national Citizens Advice organisation. We deliver free, impartial and confidential advice to those who live, work or study in the London borough of Lewisham. We provide advice to some of the most vulnerable groups in our area, and help to gain access to justice, prevent homelessness, tackle discrimination, resolve debt problems, and maximise incomes. We campaign to bring about improvements for local people, from tackling illegal money lending to compiling evidence on domestic violence.




This year, we are expected to serve around 26,000 people and on track to reach our target of 30,000 per annum through a variety of channels. We generate millions in income and benefits for clients through casework and representation. Much of this is delivered as the lead partner of Advice Lewisham, the council funded network of information and advice agencies across the borough.

We have also established a new venture to set up a Lewisham Law Service. It is developing well with an initial focus on housing. There are plans to further fundraise to expand the employment and immigration service in the borough.

As Chair of the Trustee Board you will apply your exceptional skills and knowledge to develop successful Board strategy, working effectively with the dedicated Board and Chief Executive, and make a difference to the lives of people in the local community.

You will have experience of strategic leadership at a senior level, board experience gained from the public, private or social sector and have the ability to serve as an effective ambassador for Citizens Advice Lewisham. Critically, you will be motivated by the vision and mission of Citizens Advice Lewisham.

For more information about the organisation and this important opportunity, please find the appointment brief below.

We are keen to make sure we hear the voice of the whole community in Lewisham, so welcome applications from people from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lottie Wihl or Camille Revuelta at Prospectus 

Deadline for applications: 5 April

Interviews with Prospectus: 15 April - 20 April

Interviews with Citizens Advice Lewisham: w/c 27 April

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Posted on: 05 March 2020
Closed date: 04 April 2020
Job ref: hq00177236
Tags: Advice, Information, Senior Management