Overview

Salary: N/A – volunteer position

Citizens Advice Bracknell and District is a charity which helps improve the lives of over 2,500 local people a year. Increasing demand for our services and a need to diversify our sources of income mean a time of significant and exciting change.  We’re looking for a Chair of Trustees who can lead the Trustee Board and CEO in defining and delivering that change.

To be successful, you will have worked at a senior level, ideally within a service delivery organisation, and will be able to build strong relationships with the CEO, trustees and external stakeholders.

In addition you will be able to bring to the role:

A strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause.
The ability to lead and facilitate change, to listen and engage, and to make sound decisions in the interest of our clients.

The ability to build and maintain strong relationships, and to influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders and funders.

The ability to think strategically and to understand the social, political and financial context in which the service operates.

The time and energy to commit to the role of Chair to ensure the continued success of the service in a period of change and funding challenges.

Citizens Advice Bracknell and District values diversity and promotes equality. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds.

Tagged as: fundraising, leadership, organisational representation, people managment, strategic planning

About Citizens Advice Bracknell and District

An independent local charity providing free, impartial and confidential advice to over 2,500 clients through face-to-face meetings at our offices in Bracknell town centre, over the telephone and at various outreach facilities around the borough. The charity has 13 part-time employed staff led by a CEO and some 60+ volunteers. An annual income of some £250k funds our staff costs, office rental and other necessary overheads. We are funded largely by Bracknell Forest Council and also receive grants and donations from local councils, trusts and other local groups.

We are affiliated to the national Citizens Advice through a membership agreement which requires compliance with certain standards and processes.