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Chairperson

Employer
Citizens Advice, East End
Location
Hackney, London (Greater)
Salary
0.00 - Voluntary
Closing date
2 Nov 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Citizens Advice East End provides independent advice services to people who live, work or study in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham.  These three London boroughs combine areas of affluence with areas of extreme deprivation and their populations have an ever growing need for advice and assistance with issues such as welfare benefits, debt, housing and financial inclusion.

What will you be doing?

We are seeking someone who can bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm for our values and excellent judgement to help determine our objectives. You should have the capacity to make a significant contribution.

The key responsibilities are:

1. To lead the Board in ensuring effective governance

2. Work with CEO to achieve objects set for the organisation

3. Ensure an effective relationship between Board, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders

Along with the CEO, to represent the organisation at local and national events

  • Attend the London Citizen Advice Chair’s Forum meeting
  • Attend Citizens Advice national conference.

 In addition, you would be expected to undertake the statutory duties of all trustees and contribute to Trustee discussions on other issues, including financial management and fundraising, human resources issues, overseeing service developments and ensuring that the charity has good governance.

We are seeking someone who can bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm for our values and excellent judgement to help determine our objectives. You should have the capacity to make a significant contribution.

What are we looking for?

Key Qualities

  • Have the ability and willingness to commit to and work within the aims, principles and policies of the Citizens Advice service
  • Previous experience as a charity Trustee
  • Good meeting and presentation skills
  • Supportive and confident leadership style
  • A willingness to lead the organisation
  • Possesses tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion.
  • Ideally, some understanding of the advice sector.

In order to ensure the Trustee Board reflects the local community, we welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Ethnic communities.

What difference will you make?

As Chair, you would be able to help drive the future of the organisation and help improve the service to our beneficiaries, living in deprived areas of London.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced charity Trustee to step up and become the Chair of a dynamic and diverse local organisation.

Availability

Board meeting are quarterly on Wed eve at 6.30pm in City (now Zoom) plus extra 2-3 events pa. As Chair, also regular chat/meeting with CEO.

To apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role. For more information or a confidential discussion with the current Chair then please get in touch. Interviews will take place 2-3 weeks after the closing date via Zoom. Please indicate if there are any dates when you would not be available.

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