Volunteer Clerk to the Trustees

Description of the role:

About Us
Citizens Advice is a charity is a network of 316 independent local offices throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Our branch is situated in Sudbury.

The Role
The trustees of the Sudbury CAB are seeking to engage a Clerk to support the board and the bureau in its various activities throughout the year.
This is a voluntary position which typically will require 2 – 3 days per month commitment. Familiarity with Citizens Advice affairs would be an advantage, though not essential and it is expected that you would be a strong organizer, familiar with standard office software and have recent experience of general office practices, perhaps with a legal background.
Citizens Advice is a great organisation supporting local people especially in the tough economic times of today. Our Sudbury office is vibrant with a wonderful team of staff and volunteers.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

• Maintain contact and bureau records with Companies House.
• Maintain contact and bureau records with Charity Commission.
• Maintain records of interests and details of trustee board members.
• To administer Board, Finance and Planning committee meetings and AGMs,
• To produce agendas and record corresponding minutes of the above meetings.
• To organise and manage the AGM.
• Ensuring the correct procedures are followed for the appointment of elected and co-opted trustees.

Opportunity Activities: Administration, Advice, Information and Support, Campaigning and Lobbying, Community Work, Trusteeship and Committee Work
Availability required:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

What skills are needed?

Personal skills and qualities that an administrator needs:
• A commitment to the aims and principles of the CAB service
• An experienced administrator, possibly retired, with organisational ability. Familiarity with some legal, governance or compliance experience would be a real benefit, though not essential.
• Familiarity with charity and company law would be a benefit
• Working familiarity with the standard office PCs and software packages

What skills will be learned / gained?

1 Concise and accurate writing skills, such for minute taking
2 Team work
3 Time Management
4 The workings of charities
5 Familiarisation with current topics on Citizens Advice website
6 Working to deadlines
7 Record keeping and information retrieval

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

1 General training
2 Information Assurance training
3 Training on Citizens Advice website

Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation


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Host Organisation: Sudbury and District Citizens Advice
Organisation Profile:

We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.

We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.