Citizens Advice South Hams seeking new trustees to steer it through next 3 years

Claire Brown News

Every year Citizens Advice South Hams helps thousands of local people with the problems
they face. 2020 is providing unprecedented challenges for the team that has continued to
facilitate residents in dealing with issues resulting from the pandemic. Vice Chair of the
charity, Chris Peach says: “I’m immensely proud to volunteer for this charity which serves
the needs of local people. Our team of paid and volunteer advisers have coped fantastically
well with massive surges in demand throughout the lockdown. Whereas at first, we
experienced demand for help with employment issues, universal credit and other welfare
benefits, we are now bracing ourselves in the coming months for an expected significant
increase in demand for debt advice”.

To help lead the charity in setting and meeting its strategic goals the charity is recruiting
trustees to join the executive board. The role of a trustee is a voluntary one to guide and
support the charity’s development and future direction, requiring a commitment of around
10 hours/month. Trustees ensure that the charity is professionally managed and that
resources are utilised effectively. They are expected to attend at formal meetings once a
month and lead on designated aspects of the charity’s operation.

Janie Moor CEO of Citizens Advice South Hams says, “We are actively seeking people with a
passion for our work, whilst at the same time strengthening the skills of our trustee board.
In particular we are seeking someone with fundraising experience and also someone who
could help shape our digital strategy. If you are interested to know more please do get in
touch. We are an equal opportunities organisation and particularly welcome applicants
with a disability or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.”

This year Citizens Advice South Hams has been honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for
Voluntary Service.

Anyone interested to know more about the role should initially contact Janie on
trustees@southhamscab.org.uk to arrange an informal chat. More information can be
found on https://southhamscab.org.uk/about-us/