Do you enjoy the gift of giving? Are you a person dedicated to providing direction and change to help create a better society? Would you like to make better use of your skills and experience at board level?
What we are looking for
We are excited about the future of the organisation and are looking for energetic, talented and committed individuals to help drive the organisation forward to continue its incredible work for the people of Merton and Lambeth. We hope that describes you!
What we do
CA Merton and Lambeth is the leading advice charity supporting individuals and families who live, work or study primarily in the London boroughs of Merton and Lambeth, and across South London. We also work to raise awareness and understanding of the challenging issues affecting individuals and our communities.
We are part of the national Citizens Advice network of around 280 local charities that deliver advice across the country.
Our information, support and advice services are provided via telephone, online and face-to-face. We run three offices open to the public in Morden, Mitcham and Streatham Hill. We also provide information and advice through outreach services in local community venues. Our aim is to empower people to better help themselves. But we are always here with further support and when needed.
The Role of the Board
Each trustee has a responsibility to contribute to discharging the Board’s responsibilities. We do this by:
Maintaining an understanding of the business of CAML
Regularly preparing for, attending and participating in meetings
Actively contributing to setting of policy and strategic direction, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance
Monitoring our services, ensuring compliance with our governing documents and policies and monitoring maintenance of Citizens Advice standards
Monitoring the charity’s financial position and ensuring it operates within its means and objects with clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management
Supporting charity development through participation in agreed projects
Supporting charity’s campaigns and research work
Actively seeking to further CAML’s strategic objectives and acting in its best interests at all times.
If you answer yes to these questions you might just be what CAML are looking for. We are currently looking for 4 board trustees to provide 5-7 hours per month insight in the running of our local charity which is in its 80th year of operation. If you have expertise in finance, fundraising, human resources and public commissioning your skills will be highly appreciated and valued.
How to Apply
We operate a quarterly schedule of trustee interviews while vacancies exist. After reading the supporting information, interested applicants are asked to email a current CV, covering letter telling us why you would like to be a trustee with CAML, together with a signed copy of the Declaration and Diversity monitoring forms, located on our website.