Volunteer Trustees Needed



Citizens Advice Exeter and Citizens Advice Torbay are looking to further strengthen our Boards of Trustees

Citizens Advice Exeter and Citizens Advice Torbay are separate and independent charities, with separate Boards of Trustees. For efficiency reasons we share senior staff and have many shared administration functions. We are both looking for new Trustees.

The advice and assistance we give to people helps them to resolve their problems, providing life-changing outcomes. We also work hard both locally and nationally to use the knowledge we get from our clients to influence policy makers and legislation.

Do you want to join an organisation that:

  • Wants to help the community and change things for the better?
  • Wants to make sure everyone gets the advice and support they need?
  • Is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality?

If so:

  • Do you have the appropriate skills, and the time?
  • Do you want to get involved in running influential and important local charities?

Both Charities  are currently looking to recruit at least two Trustees

Citizens Advice Exeter is also looking to recruit:

  • A Vice-Chair Resources to, initially, chair the Resources Committee with a view to becoming the Chair in the next 12 months on the retirement of our current Chair, who has been in post for 20 years.

Citizens Advice Torbay is also looking to recruit:

  • A new Treasurer to replace the existing incumbent, who leaves at the end of May 2024, who has been in post for 3 years.

People from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We actively encourage applicants from minority groups.

Both charities would prefer applicants to be resident close to the EX postcode (for Exeter) and TQ postcode (for Torbay), or to have a good awareness of the local social issues.

You must be able to attend at least eight evening meetings a year (CA Exeter), or at least six meetings a year (CA Torbay). You will need to undertake appropriate training, to keep yourself briefed on current issues, and to think strategically to help drive the Charities to achieve their long-term objectives.

In return, you will benefit by

  • Joining a family of paid staff, volunteers and fellow trustees who all work together to provide an excellent quality of service to our clients
  • The pleasure of using your skills and experience to help others
  • developing new skills and learning from your fellow trustees
  • gaining the satisfaction of giving back to your community.

Further information on the work of Citizens Advice Exeter can be found at www.citizensadviceexeter.org.uk, and for Citizens Advice Torbay at www.citizensadvicetorbay.org.uk

The relevant Role Descriptions are available by emailing chair@citizensadviceexeter.org.uk or Chair@torbaycitizensadvice.org.uk 

Letters of application should be returned to chair@citizensadviceexeter.org.uk or Chair@torbaycitizensadvice.org.uk as applicable