Charity Trustee

Citizens Advice in West Sussex (North, South, East)

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Citizens Advice in West Sussex helps prevent homelessness, reduce poverty and support our community so it thrives. Last year we helped 30,000 people find a way forward through free independent advice, giving household grants, debt help and carrying our research in our communities; using our insight and expertise to improve national and local policies for our residents.

We are looking for highly motivated local people to join our Trustee Board with a range of skills and experience, to take us forward and achieve even greater impact. 

You will help shape our direction and make sure we deliver our ambition. We are particularly looking for people to complement our Board with experience and skills in the following, but not necessarily all:

  • HR
  • Local Government
  • Commissioning
  • Health Services
  • Social Welfare Law
  • An understanding of the issues our stakeholders face.

We believe that to support our community, we must reflect our community. We encourage applications from residents of all backgrounds who not only bring their own experience, but will listen and act on the voices of all community members.

What will you do?

As a Volunteer Trustee you will take an active role in the charity by: 

  • Attending and actively contributing during quarterly board meetings to review performance including contracts, finances and Charity rules.
  • Using your expertise to inform and take part in decision making and strategy setting.
  • Review and approve charity policies, set the budget and ensure the safeguarding of the charity resources.
  • Take part in groups or committees and working groups.
  • Working on specific projects with other trustees or staff.
  • Review the Boards own work and how effectively it operates including action for improvement, annual appraisals and skills assessments.


You don't need specific qualifications, but you will need to:

  • Have skills or experience, including lived experience which would bring value to the charity.
  • Show a commitment to our values, aims and principles.
  • Non-judgemental and respect views, values and experiences that are different to your own.
  • Have excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills and good numeracy skills.
  • Able to exercise good independent judgement.
  • Willing to undertake training in your role including the role of a Trustee.


  • As a Trustee you will be making a positive difference to your community by ensuring the charity is delivering its goals, improving lives so our communities thrive.
  • Oversee a fantastic local charity and ensure it is strong and able to deliver for years to come.
  • Meet people and build relationships with trustees, staff and other volunteers.
  • Build on your governance, leadership and strategy skills.
  • Increase your employability. 

When do I need to be available?

Details Trustee boards usually meet quarterly in the evenings for 3 hours and 2 away half days. You will likely need to give 6 hours a quarter plus additional time for committees or working groups you might join, specific projects, or to meet with volunteers and staff occasionally within the local Citizens Advice, We can be flexible about the time spent and how often you volunteer.
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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training