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Interested in running Citizens Advice Cornwall

At Citizens Advice Cornwall, we’re looking for volunteers to help lead our charity. We’re looking for people who can consider the big picture and who have good independent judgement and knowledge and experience in particular Public Relations, Legal / Law and Fundraising.

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a charity that provide information and advice to help people resolve their problems, including benefits, debt, employment, housing and so on. We provide free and independent advice to help people solve the difficulties they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect peoples’ lives. In addition we offer specialist debt advice, Pension guidance, Financial Capability, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Police & Crime Commissioners Office for Victim Support.

Over 19,000 clients contacted us for advice covering 46,000 different issues with Debt being the highest followed by Benefits.

Citizens Advice Cornwall is a member of the national Citizens Advice charity 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 51 staff and 120 volunteers across 9 main offices and several outreaches including the Isles of Scilly. Our funding for the core service comes mainly from Cornwall Council and the specialist advice is funded by the project concerned.

You’ll 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 Cornwall and that of its staff and clients.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community to help us achieve a diverse trustee board that reflects our clients and communities.

You do not need experience of working or volunteering with 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 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 about the trustee roles by e-mailing volunteer@citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk

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