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Hamble Parish Council

Interested in Running Citizens Advice Eastleigh?

By Hamble Parish Council Hamble Parish Council

Thursday, 10 January 2019

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Citizens Advice Eastleigh are looking for a volunteer to help lead their charity, as part of their Board of Trustees.

Alison Sanson, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Eastleigh says: "We are looking for people who can consider the big picture and who have good independent judgement and useful knowledge and skills.  

"You might run a small business or have useful knowledge and skills gained from your work or personal life that you would like to share.

"Citizens Advice Eastleigh is a small charity that provides information and advice to help people resolve their problems, including benefits, debt, employment, and housing. 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 debt and welfare benefit advice, and ‘Pension Wise’ services.  We help over 3,500 people with over 8,000 problems every year."

Citizens Advice Eastleigh is a member of the national Citizens Advice charity. This means they have access to the services, resources and support provided by national Citizens Advice but as an independent charity, are responsible for running their own affairs within agreed standards. Citizens Advice Eastleigh have 12 staff and 36 volunteers, a budget of approximately £260,000 and have one main office in the town centre and three outreach locations.

You will need to: 

  • be available to attend at least four 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 Eastleigh and that of its staff and clients.

Applications from all sections of the community are welcome to help achieve a diverse trustee board that reflects Citizens Advice clients and communities. 

You do not need experience of working or volunteering with Citizens Advice; people with a wide variety of skills and a diversity of background and experiences are being sought.

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

Please contact us for more information or an informal discussion about this trustee role:
Alison Sanson, Chief Officer, 023 80 642699 / ceo@citizensadviceeastleigh.org.uk.
Application packs will be provided on request. 

Closing date for applications – 11th February 2019

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Hamble Parish Council

  • 023 8045 3422

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