Chair of Citizens Advice Essex

  • Job Reference: KBIAM2906/PK
  • Date posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Citizens Advice Essex
  • Location: Essex – some online meetings
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Management & Services
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Chair of Citizens Advice Essex

Location: Essex – some online meetings

Are you a dynamic leader passionate about social impact? Citizens Advice Essex seeks a dedicated Chair to guide us through our next growth phase. Lead a significant charity making a substantial impact across Essex, Southend, Thurrock, and beyond.

About Us:

Citizens Advice Essex is the lead charity for nine local offices, supporting around 50,000 clients annually with issues like debt, benefits, employment, and housing. Our consortium, funded by organisations like British Gas Energy Trust and Macmillan, had an income of £2.1 million for 2023/24.

Role Overview:

As Chair, you will provide strategic leadership, ensure high governance standards, and act as an ambassador. You will support the Consortium Director and foster stakeholder relationships. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience, an understanding of charity governance, and excellent communication and diplomatic skills.

The expected working hours for this role are 8 hours per week.


In this role, you will lead the Board in monitoring strategic priorities and organisational activities. You will serve as a line manager to the Consortium Director and engage with stakeholders, clients, volunteers, and officials. Your responsibility will include fostering a cohesive and effective Board environment, ensuring it has the necessary skills and experiences to meet strategic goals. You will also conduct annual evaluations of the Board and individual trustees and promote equitable and inclusive practices throughout the organisation. A strategic mindset, commercial acumen, and commitment to our values are essential.

Application Process:

To apply, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button and submit your CV and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the role requirements.

Informal Enquiries:

For further information, contact David Pickles (Interim Chair) or Martin Lord (Consortium Director).

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 29 June 2024.

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