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Volunteer Trustee

Community Advice Works


Posted over 30 days ago...

Community Advice Works, a South-East London charity with proud 60+ year history of serving our local community, seeks new members for our board of trustees.


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London, SE14 5DW

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are recruiting new trustees to join us in supporting our local community. Our trustee board meets every two months. Every trustee will:

Ensure that CAW pursues its stated charitable objects as defined in the Articles of Association, by establishing a clear vision, set of values and strategy, and ensuring that there is a common understanding of these by trustees, staff and associated personnel. Ensure that operational plans and budgets support the vision and strategy. Ensure that CAW complies with the Articles of Association, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.  Ensure that CAW applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects.  Ensure that CAW defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets. Ensure the effective and efficient administration of CAW, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place.  Ensure the financial stability of CAW.

How to apply If you are interested in joining us, please provide an up-to-date CV and covering letter of no more than one side of A4, outlining your motivation for joining the CAW Board of Trustees and any relevant skills and experience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated people who possess the following:

A commitment to the organisation.  A good understanding of the communities we serve and the challenges they face. A commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity.  A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.  Strategic vision.  Good, independent judgement.   An ability to think creatively.   A willingness to speak their mind.  An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.  An ability to work effectively as a member of a team. 

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people with experience of disadvantaged backgrounds, and people with previous experience in fundraising (whether through a voluntary or salaried role).

What difference will you make?

What our clients say about us

"the advisor had a way of making me calm. Normally I get so angry about these things, but I had her words in my head telling me what was going to happen. …. the tribunal went exactly how she said it would in terms of the judge and things, and at the end the judge gave my the highest bits for both parts of PIP. This was after the DWP gave me nothing! I cannot thank her enough for how down to Earth she was and helpful. " "This charity help me always when I need without them I don’t know what to do because my English [isn't very good]. over the years since I came to this country 2003...many times they did help me  I hope will continued the great services to community they do."


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