Chair of the Board of Trustees

About us:

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight is a well-established local charity providing free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

We believe everyone is entitled to the information that affects their lives.

We want our clients to have the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

We aim to:

• provide the advice people need for the problems they face

• and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

The Role We are now looking for our next Chair to lead our Board of Trustees.

This is a voluntary role, and you will have time to learn about trusteeship with us before taking over from our current Chair, Bob Bullivant who steps down in 2023.

Training is provided, much of which can be completed online.

You will have the support of experienced board members and a board secretary.


Having the leadership of a strong, effective, and inclusive Board is fundamental to our charity’s success and our ability to drive our strategy and plans forward.

Through your ability to form meaningful and impactful relationships, you will become an important and effective ambassador for our charity.

You will have a strong empathy for, and understanding of, the challenges faced by the communities on the Isle of Wight – ideally through a personal association with them, and you will be intellectually curious and inspired by the work we do and our plans for the future.

You will be experienced in leading others and will use those skills to help us achieve ambitious and positive outcomes for our community.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Must be 18 or over
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
    Some restrictions
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Over 18
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Board meetings take place four times a year at our Newport office, Isle of Wight, or online as appropriate. The Chair will also need to attend other meetings on the Isle of Wight and elsewhere as part of the duties of the role.


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