Trustee board of CAB is seeking new leader

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A leading role at the Dacorum Citizens Advice is to be filled this summer and the organisation is inviting applications.

A new chair is needed for the trustee board and the right person will have vision, independent judgement and give a commitment to the task.

Citizens Advice helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing information and advice, and by influencing policy makers.

The organisation is governed and managed locally but with the benefit of being part of a large and influential national organisation.

A spokesman said: “We are looking for person with strategic vision, leadership, independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to being a trustee board chair, to build upon the development of this very successful organisation.

“Responsibilities include supervision of the chief executive officer and ensuring that the trustee board provides long-term strategic management of the organisation.

“Experience of the role of trustee and understanding of Citizens Advice tasks in the community would be an advantage.”

For more information and details of the role, please contact by email at advice@dacorum.cabnet.org.uk, by post at Dacorum Citizens Advice, Dacre House, 19 Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AA, or call 01442 252174. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, July 29. Interviews will be held on Monday, August 24.

For an informal discussion on the role contact the current chair Anne-Lise Johnsen either using the above email address or mobile 07969 094576

>> #CABLive is taking place this week until Friday, July 24, when Citizens Advice is set for a week long Twitter event.

Citizens Advice will give members of the public a unique insight into the daily life of their bureaux across the country.

#CABLive is a way of collecting a record of what is happening, sharing information and seeing the types of stories and clients that CAB deal with on a daily basis.

This is the seventh time Citizens Advice have run #CABLive and this one is set to be the biggest yet.

Victoria MacGregor, chief executive officer of Dacorum CAB said: “Anyone can join in and get involved. It could be a bureau, a volunteer, a trustee or a member of Citizens Advice staff. There are so many varied roles within the service and so many diverse bureaux and each play a vital role in our success. Our Twitter account is @DacorumCAB” Barbara Bayton, #CABLive co-ordinator said: “With nearly 80 bureaux involved last time around the project is growing in stature. There is a small prize for the person, team or bureau that wins the #CABLiveChallenge by signing up the most #CABLive new comers.

“By tweeting about what is going on this is our opportunity to take a week in the life of our service and share it with the world.”