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Trustee (Finance background)

Employer
Citizens Advice Manchester
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Your community needs you, and by joining CAM you can help give back! Citizens Advice Manchester is looking for volunteers to help lead our charity by joining the board of trustees.

We are looking for people who can consider the big picture and who have good independent judgement and practical experience in at least one of the following specialisms: budget management, risk management, project accounting, financial controls or financial accounting. You don’t need to have specific qualifications, just the ability to understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities of trustees.

Citizens Advice Manchester is a charity that provides information and advice to help people resolve their problems. We provide free and independent advice to help people solve the difficulties they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect peoples’ lives. We offer specialist advice on benefits, debt, employment, housing and consumer rights. We also have an in-house PensionWise Service. Last year we helped 50,000 people with 150,000 issues.

In 2023

  • We helped clients with £6.2 million of debt 
  • We helped 495 people threatened with homelessness to stay in their home 
  • We helped achieve £8 million of financial gains 
  • We spent lots of time delivering sessions in our local communities 30,000 people accessed advice and information on our website

Citizens Advice Manchester is a member of the national Citizens Advice network which means we have access to the services, resources and support provided by national Citizens Advice but as an independent charity, we’re responsible for running our own affairs within agreed standards. We have over 200 staff and a budget of over £7.5 million.

As a Trustee you’ll need to:

  • be available to attend at least 10 evening meetings each year
  • have a willingness to work as a team
  • actively participate in discussions that relate to the running of the organisation
  • act in the interests of Citizens Advice Manchester and those of its staff and clients.

CAM is committed to being an inclusive organisation, our aim is to recruit a Trustee Board that represents the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to increasing our diversity and however you identify, or whatever background you bring with you, we welcome your application.

You don’t need experience of working or volunteering with the Citizens Advice service. We are looking for people with a wide variety of skills and a diversity of background and experiences.

The post of trustee is a voluntary one but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The role provides a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge.

To apply: Head to our website: www.citizensadvicemanchester.org.uk/our-trustees to download the full role profile and submit your application. We’ll then arrange an informal telephone call with one of our existing Trustees for a two way Q&A.

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