• Job Reference: DWACT-2508/CC
  • Date posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Money Advice Trust
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other
  • Job type: Contract, Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description


About Us

Money Advice Trust provides free information, advice and resources to help people successfully manage their finances. With demand for money advice consistently outstripping supply, finding more efficient ways of helping people is at the heart of our work.

Every day, our Money Advisers make a huge difference by supporting people in difficult circumstances as part of our National Debtline and Business Debtline services. These services offer practical self-help – empowering people in debt to speak to creditors directly and put solutions in place to resolve their debt problems.

We’re currently looking for a Trustee to join our team and assist in the management of our charity for a three year term with the potential to extend to a second term.

The Rewards

- Reasonable travel, subsistence, and expenses reimbursed

We want you to share your experience and unique perspective. Our Board needs people from all walks of life with the desire to create positive change in society. Some are retired or not working, but some work full or part-time. Most find trusteeship fits conveniently around work, home, and other commitments.

We also offer training and development opportunities, with the cost covered by the Trust.

With the cost-of-living crisis, rocketing bills and other debts constantly looming, our work has never been more vital or more in demand. This is your chance to join us on our mission and have a huge, positive impact on the lives of ordinary, struggling people.

The Role

As a Trustee, you will serve on the governing body of the Money Advice Trust (the Trust), directing the affairs of the Trust and ensuring it is well run, to deliver the desired charitable outcomes.

Your experience and expertise will help you to reach sound decisions that shape the development of the Trust. As an ambassador for our Trust, you will use our networks to promote our work and seek funding.

You will provide strategic direction to the organisation, set overall policy and agree performance targets.

Your duties will also include:

- Scrutinising board papers, leading discussions and focusing on key issues
- Providing guidance on new initiatives
- Participating in board sub-groups, working in partnership with other trustees
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the Trust
- Monitoring the performance of the Chief Executive and, where appropriate, the senior team

Time Commitment

The board meets at least four times per year, inclusive of its Annual General Meeting. Meetings generally last about three hours. The time commitment is not less than six hours per month.

About You

To be considered as a Trustee, ideally you will have a background in IT, digital skills/experience and an understanding of debt in people’s lives – however, if you have a passion for our work and do not have this background, do still please apply, letting us know what you can offer the Trust.

You will possess the ability to apply sound judgement and make credible decisions, with a real commitment to empowering people who face challenges due to debt.

Other organisations may call this role Charity Trustee, Board Member, Governor, Councillor, Management Committee Member, or Trustee Board Member.

The application deadline for this role is the 25th August 2022.

Shortlisting will be undertaken from the 26th – 29th August 2022 with interviews on the 6th September 2022 in central London (UK travel expenses covered).


How to apply

If you are ready to make a real difference as a Trustee, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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