Volunteering at Hart
Citizens Advice Hart empower people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
We are always looking for Volunteers at Hart for a variety of roles such as:
- Admin support
- Operations support
- Communications support
Some of these roles will be office based and others can be remote or working from home. See our national site for the latest recruitment campaigns currently running.
We are looking for new trustees with a wide range of backgrounds, experience and skills, to join our diverse and energetic Board.
We are part of the influential, national Citizens Advice network but are governed and managed locally as an incorporated charity. We provide free, confidential, impartial advice to anyone who needs our help. Our volunteers and staff help people find a way forward with their problems on topics such as welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights and discrimination issues.
The Trustee Board‘s main focus is strategy and business planning, governance, compliance and providing support to the Chief Officer.
Why volunteer for us?
We are looking to appoint people who have the capacity to make a significant contribution: you may have decided that you would like to volunteer and make a difference to those in need.
Citizens Advice is there to help people whenever they need it, to campaign on issues that need changing and to champion equality. By joining us you will play a vital part in delivering a much-valued service across Hart District.
What are we looking for?
The best Boards are made up of a wide variety of motivated people, all of whom share a common interest in a charity’s services and success. The ideal person will bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm and excellent judgement to help lead the organisation. Understanding of, and empathy with, the types of issues faced by Hart CAB’s clients is also important. We particularly need a person who, in time, is willing and able to step up to a leadership position on the Board of Trustees.
All backgrounds and skills are welcome. You would need to be able to commit to attending trustee board meetings eight times per year. Currently, these are held remotely, but would normally be held either at our Yateley or Fleet office and split equally between evening and day time.
How will we support you?
We will support you in your new role with us through a comprehensive induction programme working with a trustee mentor. We also provide learning opportunities to our trustees at a local and national level to advance their understanding of our work, our challenges and opportunities.
For an initial informal conversation about the role please contact Geoff Smith, Lead HR Trustee on 07889 742264 or at HR@hartcab.cabnet.org.uk
Trustee Treasurer role
We are looking for a finance professional, either working or retired, looking for an interesting and rewarding challenge.The Treasurer is a Trustee officer of the Trustee Board and not a paid worker.
You will have a strong financial background, be able to explain financial matters and the financial consequences of the strategic plan clearly and succinctly based on sound analysis.
While a financial qualification is desirable, relevant experience is more important. Empathy with the types of issues facedby Citizens Advice Hart’s clients is also important.
The role is voluntary. Board meetings are held 8 times a year, currently remotely.Estimated time commitment is 1 day per week
“It’s given me a goal, it’s given me a purpose to get up in the morning.”
Volunteer at Citizens Advice