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Recruitment to Trustee Board

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– Chair of Trustees sought by Ipswich Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Ipswich is looking for new members to join our Trustee Board. In particular we are looking for an enthusiastic person with senior management experience to act as Chair of the Trustee Board as well as other Trustees to take on specific portfolio roles.

Citizens Advice Ipswich provides assistance to over 6,500 clients every year involving around 16,000 separate issues relating to debt, benefits and tax credits, employment, relationships and housing issues. This service is delivered by 14 paid and around 60 volunteer staff who do an amazing job in helping the most vulnerable people in Ipswich and its districts.

We are entering an extremely busy and exciting stage as we seek to attract new funding through an innovative and recently agreed funding strategy. Ipswich Citizens Advice does a fantastic job, is well managed, our finances are robust and we have recently undergone a restructure to modernise and improve our approach to delivering our work.

The Trustee Board shapes strategy and gives direction to the charity. It supports and monitors the management team, acts as employer for paid staff, ensures the charity complies with relevant law and manages the finances. For this to happen successfully each Trustee has a portfolio responsibility and we are looking to bolster this with an intake of new Board Members.

The Board mostly meets in the evening which allows us to fit in volunteering around a full or part time job.

Interim Chair, Rev Charles Jenkin says:

“Sitting on a Trustee Board can be excellent experience if you want to work for a charity. If you are experienced in strategic management or have other specialist skills then we would welcome an application from you to become part of the team that steers Ipswich Citizens Advice to deliver the crucial service that we provide here.”

If you are interested in being considered for the position of Chair of the Trustee Board or for any other Trustee position please call 01473 219770 or email bureau@ipswichcab.org.uk for further information and an application form.