Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that will involve both contributing to your local community and building on new skills?
If so, you may be interested in joining our board of trustees.
Our trustees are required to attend a minimum of 7 meetings per annum, including the AGM and sub groups that meet to discuss specific issues. As a trustee you will:
- set policy and strategy direction, and evaluate the performance of CitAL
- monitor the financial position of CitAL ensuring that it operates within its means and objectives, ensuring that there are clear lines of accountability for day to day financial management
- monitor how well the service meets the needs of local people
- ensure that CitAL remains an attractive place to work and volunteer
- review its own work and how effectively it operates including action for improvement
- elp raise the profile of CitAL among local networks and communities
For the full trustee information pack, read here.
In particular, if you have a background in HR, local health or mental health services, Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) tendering and/or commissioning or accountancy then we would be delighted to hear from you.
We are not actively recruiting trustees at the moment but if you are interested in joining our trustee board, please email with your details and if a vacancy becomes available, we will get in touch.
For more information, email
Malcolm Flaherty- Chair of Trustees
“I have been personally involved in the evolution of what has become Leicestershire CAB for a number of years. Others will have made different but just as significant journeys. My start point will be working as a paid Money Advice and Welfare Rights worker in North West Leicestershire in the 80s. I was personally involved in helping families and individuals who were trapped in debt and poverty. Their life choices were limited. Whole communities were affected by the closure of the Coal Mining industry. Another part of my role at this time was to help develop new initiatives by applying for funding. We developed a successful Outreach project, taking our support out to the isolated parts of the district.
In 1996, I established a new voluntary sector Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Blaby District. Again, there was an opportunity to establish new initiatives and organisations. I also become involved with the University of Leicester. They were interested in setting up a Foundation degree programme for managing in the voluntary sector (Foundation degree in Managing Voluntary and Community Sector MVCO). I became programme Director. This is where my involvement with the CAB movement really starts.
I became chair of the newly established South Leicestershire CAB. One of my first Graduates, Charlie Gibbons became CEO. The story moves on fairly rapidly from here. Like-minded colleagues across the county shared (there were and still are some dissenters) a belief that we should all come together to form a new entity that covered the City and County. Much of that has now been achieved. LeicesterShire CAB is a dynamic and evolving organisation. It is able to change to meet the needs of its funding bodies and individuals who face injustice and hardship.
My journey has been shared by Richard Evans CEO and other trustees, staff and volunteers. We do work as an incredible team.”