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Chair of Trustee Board

Organisation: Citizens Advice Lewisham
3 hours per week
Location: Lewisham / Hybrid
Deadline: 1 July, 2024

The charity Citizens Advice Lewisham is a member of the national Citizens Advice (CitA) organisation. We deliver free, impartial and confidential advice to those who live, work or study in the London borough of Lewisham.

We are currently seeking a Chair to join our dynamic charity board as our current chair is coming towards the end of their term.

We are a highly engaged board who is passionate about ensuring our charity makes a big difference to Lewisham residents, especially to the most vulnerable people. We work in a collegiate way, respecting the diverse viewpoints board members bring to the table and hold ourselves to high professional standards.

The Chair will work closely with the CEO, staff, volunteers and other Trustees to support Citizens Advice Lewisham in making a difference in the lives of people who live and work in the Borough.

General trustee duties and responsibilities

Each individual member of the Trustee Board has a responsibility to contribute to the discharging of the board’s duties. They do this by:

Chair-specific responsibilities

General trustee skills and qualities

Chair-specific skills and qualities

Time commitment and availability to attend required meetings

a) As Chair

b) As Trustee

What’s in it for you?


This is an unpaid voluntary role and reasonable expenses will be covered by advance agreement.


We seek candidate Trustees from all backgrounds so that our board represents the diversity of our community. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

As services are delivered in a small geographic area applicants should ideally live, work or study in, or near, Lewisham or have some local knowledge of the area.

How to apply

Application: Please send us a CV highlighting relevant skills and experience you will bring to the role along with a completed Application Form

For more information and a job description, visit https://citizensadvicelewisham.org.uk/job/chair-of-trustee-board/

Closing date: 1 July 2024

Interviews: tbc

Contact: If you would like to have a conversation with someone about this role, please get in touch with the Head of Business & Development who can set up a chat with the Chair or CEO.

Disclosure: Applicants must complete the Disclosure and EDI Form as part of their application.