We are looking for three Trustees to join our board.
Our Board of Trustees are the first and final decision-making authority within Citizens Advice Westminster. The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation, including setting an overall vision.
The Board is responsible for taking a high-level overview of the Charity and its place in the community and using that to make long-term decisions about strategic direction and values, and to safeguard the good name and ethos of the organisation and the national Citizens Advice service.
Who we are looking for
Good governance is a crucial ingredient of effective, impactful organisations, and that includes boards whose trustees have different backgrounds and experiences.
As part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we want to strengthen our board to better reflect the diversity of our community. We will do this by seeking to elect trustees who bring different backgrounds, perspectives and lived experience, as well as a range of skills.
We are particularly interested in individuals with experience of volunteering, leadership and management, and individuals from marginalised communities, who are currently underrepresented on our board.
Is this you or do you know someone who fits our criteria?
Closing date: 3rd October 2021
Please read the below before applying:
Minimum time commitments
We would expect trustees to committee to at least five days each year for board meetings, with additional time for reading papers and other communication. Other meetings and events, for example the Finance and General Purposes Committee meetings or development days, will increase this commitment.
We hold Board meetings at least four times a year (plus the Annual General Meeting) to discuss and make decisions concerning the business of the organisation. All board and committee meetings are currently held virtually due the social distancing measures introduced by the government to stop the spread of covid-19.
Ordinarily, the board meetings and Annual General Meeting are held at a hired venue in central London after office hours (6pm). The committee meetings are held within our Paddington site during office hours. All development days are held at hired spaces and are allotted to strategic planning.
Trustees are expected to attend 90% of meetings.
All Trustees will receive a thorough in-depth induction upon appointment, followed by regular skills audits and appraisals.
This is a voluntary role and trustees receive no renumeration. Trustees are entitled to claim expenses in line with Citizens Advice Westminster’s expense policy for attendance at board and committee meetings, as well as other events necessary for the fulfilment of the trustee’s duties.
If you have any questions you would like to discuss further, please contact our Company Secretary, Sital Gohil: email@example.com
To apply for this job please visit forms.office.com.