Volunteer Young Trustee About us: Citizens Advice Isle of Wight is a well-established Island 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 Islanders 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 improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. As a charity we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. Who are we looking for? We have vacancies on our board of trustees. We are recruiting for potential so learning in the role is expected. Training will be provided, and a mentor will be available to support and guide you when required. The role is not to represent young people, it is your experiences as a young person that will bring a much-needed diversity of perspective to the board. More information about becoming a Trustee for any charity can be obtained here from Getting Onboard. We would support you in getting involved with the Young Trustee Movement You can read essential Information from the Charity Commission here don’t be put off by the responsibilities they highlight all of this can be talked through with us. Board meetings take place four times a year at our Newport office, Isle of Wight, or online as appropriate. Other meetings and working groups take place to cover other subject areas which are not mandatory. Local travel expenses will be covered. It’s not about suits, briefcases, and boredom What will you gain? As Trustees young people can help make positive change to people’s lives, gain new skills, develop existing ones, and participate in experiences that can support their future career goals. For instance: Using an opportunity to give something back or support a cause that you care about and make a difference to a charity Developing new skills such as overseeing a budget, helping develop the strategy of an organisation and holding management teams to account Networking, including the opportunity to interact with, work with and learn from senior leaders and representatives from different sectors Enhancing your CV, showing a commitment to extra-curricular activities and boosting your employment and education chances An opportunity to contribute to areas charities can sometimes struggle with, including designing new fundraising products for a younger audience, using digital, campaigning and communications work How will you be selected? If you want to apply you will complete an application form and consider who could give references for you; this could be an employer, a teacher, someone you have volunteered with, or someone who knows you well enough to write a few lines in support of your application. It can’t be a member of your family though. You will then be interviewed by two trustees, this can be face to face or online. Questions will centre around commitment (ours and yours), knowledge of the charity’s work and how it works, goals you may have and how being a trustee fits in with those goals. If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity, please email Paul Savill [email protected] or call 01983 823890 ext 2860 If you would like to apply please send your contact details to [email protected] and we will send you the form.