Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) is the leading advice charity supporting individuals and families across the London boroughs of Lambeth and Merton. We provide a range of information, support and advice services. We also work to raise awareness and understanding of the challenging issues affecting our clients and communities
We are seeking energetic, talented and committed individuals to join the Board of Trustees to help drive the charity forward and to continue its exceptional work for thousands of people.
CAML is a member of the national Citizens Advice movement providing information and advice to help people who live, work or study in Merton or Lambeth to resolve problems. In financial year 2017-18, we supported over 20,000 individuals and their families with benefits, debt, housing and employment being the most common problems.
We are looking for four new trustees to bring our dynamic Board up to full strength and to compliment current Board members whose profiles are given on our website http://www.caml.org.uk/our-trustees/.
We are seeking people with strategic vision and independent judgement that can support the organisation and its executive team to deliver services for our clients. We want team players, people with personal commitment and empathy, as well as an openness and a willingness to learn. Our trustees give approximately ten hours per month on Board matters, supporting the staff team led by our chief executive, Suzanne Hudson, to take the charity forward in the face of growing demand for services in the current environment of continuous cut-backs.
Trustees help make a very real and direct difference to very many people’s lives. Successful applicants will join a diverse Board which directs their skills, knowledge, life experience and professionalism towards supporting the charity to do the most and best work that it can in our communities.
Two of the roles we are seeking to fill are Vice Chair to replace our current one who leaves after completing the maximum of two terms, and a finance professional in any discipline to join the Finance Sub Committee.
The other vacancies do not have specific roles. However, we would particularly welcome applications from those with key skills and experiences to help complement the current Board, namely: legal, human resources, fundraising and public sector commissioning and delivery.
Interested applicants are invited to fill in and submit:
- The Diversity monitoring form
- A signed Declaration form
- Your CV
- A detailed covering letter highlighting what you would bring to the Board and the charity.
Please forward your application to Tracy Jenkins at email@example.com by 5pm 28 June 2018.
We’re shortlisting the following day (Friday 29 June) and interviews will be held on Friday 6, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July 2018 (from 4pm).