Citizens Advice Somerset has existed as a successful partnership between the local Citizens Advice charities in Somerset and four of them, Mendip. Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Taunton, are now working together to create a single Citizens Advice Charity later this year.
This is, in part to mirror the creation in April 2023 of a single Local Authority to serve Somerset, but also to better meet the needs of Somerset’s 560,000 residents by offering a consistent service and also to be better placed to win contracts from other parts of the public service and from other relevant charities.
Shine Charity Recruitment is delighted to be supporting the recruitment of an independent Chair to lead the Shadow Board towards achieving the merger within this financial year before being formally appointed as Chair of the new Charity.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Citizens Advice service in Somerset and we are looking for someone who enjoys the challenge of setting up a new organisation and will be committed to the project. The new organisation will inherit dedicated staff and volunteers all committed to helping the public.
We need someone who can demonstrate suitable senior leadership experience in a charity or organisation of at least similar scale to the new organisation, has inspiring chairing skills and is able to build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders, staff and volunteers. If you have experience of mergers this would be really helpful and it will be likely that you have previous experience of being a Trustee with a good grasp of charity governance and best practice.
Once the merger has been completed the next steps will be to focus on growing the service, seeking to win new funding from e.g. the National Lottery and corporations, inspiring staff and volunteers and securing new partners.
Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment, will be delighted to talk to interested candidates about this opportunity (01884 841751). To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Jackie Dawkins (email@example.com)
For more information, please visit the Shine Charity Recruitment website.