About the opportunity

Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City is a charity created to serve our local community of 350,000 people. We provide advice and on a wide range of subjects such as debt, consumer services, energy, family work housing and homelessness. Our Governing Body is a Board consisting of Trustees who provide independent judgement and advice and are responsible for providing the strategic direction of our organisation.

The Associate Trustee plays a development role within the organisation and is also required to:

· Uphold and promote the development of CASDAC in line with the organisation’s mission, values and objectives.

· Contribute to the development of the strategy of the organisation in in connection with the Associate Board member specialism.

· Uphold the CASDAC Code of Conduct.

· Provide advice and expertise to a portfolio of development

· Champion a piece of relevant research/project work

About Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City

We are a medium-sized local Charity that provides excellent advice service to a large and diverse population of South Derbyshire and Derby City. We provide services in a variety of locations (including GP practices) and are also based in Church Gresley and in Derby City Centre. We provide telephone and face to face advice services for people who want advice and a wide range of issues.

What are Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City looking for?

We are looking to appoint 3 Associate Trustees to join the 2 Associate Trustees we have already appointed. We are looking for people who although they do not have the time to commit to a Trustee role would like to contribute to the development of our organisation. We are also looking for people who, although they do not have any previous Board experience, would like to develop their corporate skills and experience and may look to a Board position in a few years time. We are specifically looking for young people from all backgrounds with interest in community development and who wish to develop and support the development of new services to expand our advice portfolio.

Practical Considerations

Evening Board Trustee meetings are held approximately every 12 weeks. We also hold subcommittees every 8 weeks, and Associate members are welcome to observe and when required contribute to these meetings. The total time commitment for an Associate Trustee will be based on the candidate’s available time to commit to the organisation. Induction and training are provided, as is support from an experienced and knowledgeable Trustee and staff team. Associate Trustees are not paid, but expenses are covered. A DBS (criminal records check) will be required.

Essential

· Will require references

· Driving licence

· Will require a criminal record check (DBS)

· Must live or work in the South Derbyshire or Derby City boundary

· Own computer or secure access to one

· Make a commitment to work with the organisation for at least 18 months

Interests

Community Development, Advice Services

Locations

Sinfin Library, Arleston Lane, District Centre, Derby, DE24 3DS

and

114 Church St, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9NR

Further Enquiries

Please contact:

David Symcox, Chief Executive Email: [email protected]

or

Jonathan Lloyd, Chair Email: [email protected]