1. CitizensAdviceSSW

Trustee (voluntary role)


Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that we achieve our core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that we have a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

We’re part of a network of independent charities that offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. When we say we’re for everyone, we mean it. People rely on us because we’re independent and totally impartial. We can give advice on a wide range of subjects such as benefits, Universal Credit, debt, employment, housing, legal issues, immigration and much more.

The role

​We are seeking someone who is ambitious, forward-thinking and has effective communication skills.

We particularly want to recruit more women, young people and candidates from ethnic communities to increase the diversity across the board. We are looking to recruit people with skills and experience in the following:

● Human resources/Employment

● Business development/Strategy

● Income generation

● Law/legal

The ideal person will bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm and excellent judgement to help lead the organisation. Understanding of, and empathy with, the types of issues faced by our clients is also important.

What’s in it for you?

Working for a well respected charity that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

Decisions made by the board set the direction of our charitable activities and have a major influence on the success of our work so that local people are able to take decisions that directly affect their lives. The role provides a unique insight into the issues facing our local communities and being a part of improving local people’s lives is very rewarding.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, and utilise any expertise and knowledge to benefit the local community.

This is an unpaid role but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

What difference will you make?

The trustees are collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West and for developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with governing documents and legal and regulatory guidelines and your energy and ideas will drive the organisation forward.

If you have the personal qualities and enthusiasm to drive change and you embody our inventive, responsible and generous values, we would love to hear from you.

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-candidate-pack-casw.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Trustees Unlimited believes that diverse boards strengthen society. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.

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