The Money Advice Trust is seeking to appoint Trustees to its Board. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in the future of one of the UK’s most influential debt advice charities.
Ideally, we are looking for someone whose profile might include IT, digital skills/experience and an understanding of debt in people’s lives, however if you have a passion for our work, and do not have this background do still please apply letting us know what you can offer the Trust.
Alongside your skillset and background, you will possess the ability to apply sound judgement and make credible decisions. We are looking for people firstly, and most importantly, with a real commitment to empowering people who face challenges due to debt.
We believe that becoming a Trustee with us will be a rewarding journey for all – we want you to share your experience, your fresh perspectives, and we will listen to your views. Our Board needs people with a range of backgrounds, life-stages, experiences, and skills who come together as a team, which will have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Trust and ensuring that it is well run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. Trustees come from all walks of life – what they have in common is a desire to create positive change in society. Some are retired or not working, but some work full or part-time. Most find trusteeship fits conveniently around work, home, and other commitments.
To use their skills, knowledge, and experience to help shape the development of the Trust and to reach sound decisions including:
- Acting as an ambassador for the Trust and using their networks to promote the work of the Trust and, where appropriate, to seek funding
- Giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Scrutinising board papers, leading discussions and focusing on key issues.
- Providing guidance on new initiatives. Participating in board sub-groups, working in partnership with other trustees and where appropriate members of the Trust’s staff.
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the Trust. Monitoring the performance of the Chief Executive and, where appropriate, the senior team.
- An understanding of the charity sector. Integrity, strategic vision, good independent judgement, and a willingness to speak their mind.
- Commitment to the Trust and an empathy with, and commitment to, its vision and values.