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Organisation: Torbay Advice Network
Up to 5 hours per week
Location: Remote
Deadline: 27 June, 2024

About us

Torbay Advice Network is a registered Charity, who supports vulnerable people at a critical moment to rebuild their lives following a welfare crisis, such as with benefit appeals, PIP Tribunals, Specialist Advice, Guidance, and Advocacy.

We also provide specialist tailored training to empower our community, statutory staff and VCSO’s to better understand their entitlements and legal issues.

In 2023-24 we supported 272 clients to obtain new benefit awards including backdated payments of £765,533.61 and trained 57 people in welfare topics, such as PIP, Carers Benefits, Housing Benefit, and Identifying Entitlements.

Our trustees set strategic direction, provide advice, and ensure the charity’s work continues to advance its charitable objectives.

Who we need

Whether you are an experienced trustee or board member or are looking to take your first step into the voluntary sector, we want to hear from you.
We are looking for Trustees to help drive our strategic development, utilising their lived experience and networks in our local communities to help further shape and sustain our specialist services.

Time commitment

Trustee meetings are held remotely three to four times a year, although there may also be occasional requirements to meet in person in Torbay.
Additionally, you will support your fellow trustees and staff members on an ad hoc basis. The total time commitment averages around an hour each month.

More information

We’d love to hear from people of all backgrounds, from anywhere in the UK. You don’t need to have any previous trustee experience or welfare knowledge as we’ll provide training.
The role is open to Over 18's, and is unpaid with applicable expenses reimbursed.

To find out more about the opportunity, please contact our Charity Manager, Wayne Johnson, at: info-torbayadvicenetwork@mail.com

To apply, send us a copy of your CV, with a short covering letter explaining why you’re applying and what you could bring to Torbay Advice Network. Send your application to Wayne Johnson, at: info-torbayadvicenetwork@mail.com