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Belfast, UK

Role Description

Advice Space has its 60th anniversary this year and as a charity we are governed by a Board of Trustees who possess various key skills necessary to help guide and drive us forward. Together, we are now agreeing our next 5-year Strategic Plans so it is an exciting time for Advice Space! Previously known under the Citizens Advice umbrella brand we are proud that in the last 2 years Advice Space has:

-Secured £2.3 million of incoming funding to enable our service provision

-Assisted 60,055 people

-Dealt with 183,555 different problems for those people

-Helped get over £17.5 million back in unclaimed benefit entitlements.

The Trustee Board is responsible for the strategic direction of Advice Space and ensuring good governance. Each year from Sept. 2024/25 we aim to hold 4-6 Board meetings (Usually 5pm to 6.30pm or 7.00pm on a Tuesday). These may alternate between online and in-person and although we have an AGM annually and review Board membership regularly a full term of office would normally be for up to 3 years (which can be renewed for a further term). The position is voluntary though any out-of-pocket expenses such as travel for a meeting/event can be claimed and paid.


At the minute we are seeking to attract new Trustees as part of our growth plan and need experience particularly in the following skill set areas (though this list isn't limited):

-Commercial Acumen (e.g. Tendering/fundraising/income generation skills);

-PR & Marketing/Comms experience;

-IT knowledge & skills;

-Human Resources knowledge and experience in N.I.

The post of trustee is a voluntary one, but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The role will provide you with a great deal of experience and satisfaction, and the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge. 

This is an opportunity to really make an impact, not just on the organisation, but to improve the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

The charity strongly believes in an inclusive and supportive work culture.  They recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and the need for a fulfilling and rewarding career.   They understand the changing demands of life and the need for flexibility in working arrangements to meet these demands.  They are an equal opportunity employer and as such will consider all qualified applicants regardless of gender, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


To arrange an informal discussion about a Trustee role with the CEO or Chair as a first stage, please contact: 



Attach your CV with this expression of interest FAO Hazel, so it can then be taken forward, thank you.     

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