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Rob Bastock
This is a voluntary position however reasonable travel, subsistence, and expenses will be reimbursed
Closing date
3 Jun 2023

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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.

The Trust helps hundreds of thousands of people in financial difficulty each year directly through our advice services, supports debt advisers through training, and is at the forefront of a dynamic and high-profile policy area, which attracts significant political and public interest.


There has never been a greater need for accessible, effective debt advice which changes lives for the better. Our vision is to help people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence.


We are keen to appoint people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and experiences, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
What we are looking for:

Someone who can make a positive contribution to the lives of those in debt. If you have any of the following, even one area, please apply letting us know what you can offer the Trust.

  • Passion for our work
  • IT/digital experience
  • Insight/marketing/promotion experience
  • Contact centre – including telecoms – experience.
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Lived experience of the issues we help with
  • Wider governance experience 

We believe that becoming a Trustee with us will be rewarding – we want you to share your experience, your fresh perspectives, and 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, 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.

Person specification

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 value

Time commitment

  • The board meets at least four times per year, inclusive of its Annual General Meeting. Meetings generally last about three hours. Board papers are usually issued one week in advance of a board meeting and are taken as read at the meeting itself and the time commitment for this is a factor.
  • The trustees normally hold an annual Strategy Day
  • Trustees would be asked to participate in one of the Board sub committees, of which there are currently three: Audit, Risk and Quality; Finance and Strategy and Nominations and Remuneration, meet in accordance with their terms of reference.
  • The time commitment is not less than six hours per month.

Remuneration and tenure

  • This is a voluntary position however reasonable travel, subsistence, and expenses to help attend meetings will be reimbursed.
  • The length of the appointment is three years with the possibility of extension to six years

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