Join an organisation that has been an integral part of the fabric of Coventry for over 80 years. Coventry Citizens Advice is looking for a financially qualified person who shares our values and can support, challenge, and advise us on our strategic direction.
We are here to make society fairer. Coventry Citizens Advice does that one person at a time, helping people solve their individual problems and build resilience for the future. We provide free, impartial, independent, and confidential advice to the people of Coventry online, over the phone, and face-to-face. At the heart of our service is the direct support we give through advice and information to anyone who contacts us and needs our help.
Our services are wide ranging. For example, we support people in need with advice and we campaign in the following areas: access to justice; employment; housing and homelessness; family; health and community care; money; debt and financial inclusion, and consumer empowerment.
Never have we been more needed or undergone such transformation as we have during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have continued to provide much needed information, advice and guidance to those who need it and have found there has been a surge of people seeking support. This is likely to increase and continue increasing for the foreseeable future as life becomes even more complicated with increased social anxiety and economic uncertainty. In 2019-20 through our generalist and specialist advice services, we supported over 10,800 unique clients with more than 50,000 issues: more people and issues than ever before.
We are at a vital point as an organisation if we are to continue to support more people in more ways. With this in mind we are looking to appoint a new Treasurer who can support us as we evolve.
We are looking for a financially qualified person who shares our values and can support, challenge, and advise us on our strategic direction. You will support our executive finance lead and help develop better financial insight for fellow board members.
We are keen to ensure our board is diverse and represents our whole society, therefore applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds, and first-time trustees are particularly of interest.
Our board meets six times a year for two hours (currently virtually) and our Finance, Risk and Audit Committee meet six times a year for an hour in the evening. We expect the time commitment to total about one day per month.
Coventry Citizens Advice is here to make society fairer
Coventry Citizens Advice has been part of the fabric of Coventry for over 80 years.
We do that one person at a time, helping people solve their individual problems and build resilience for the future.
In 2019-20 through our generalist and specialist advice services, we supported over 10,800 unique clients with more than 50,000 issues: more than ever before. We have achieved financial gains for our clients of over £12 million and a financial contribution to the wider community of nearly £30 million.
Our Vision – Making society fairer
We do this through quality advice and tailored support. And we do it for many people in Coventry, through our partnerships locally and across regions, and nationally through our Citizens Advice network by influencing how the local authority, government and the private sector do things.
Our Mission – We help people find a way forward and build resilience
We offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to EVERYONE on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
At the heart of our service is the direct support we give in advice and information to anyone who comes to our offices, calls us, emails us, web chats with us or sends a request for help online.
We also run specialist projects that meet specific needs for people in specific circumstances or that address specific issues. We gather information about the profile of people who need our help and what their major issues and use this in our research and campaigning work and to help shape our projects and services.
For more information on our projects please click here.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 | email@example.com
To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be a maximum of two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification. Please include your interest and motivation in applying for this position.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “Treasurer, Coventry Citizens Advice” into the subject field.
We will send an acknowledgement email within three working days from receipt. If you have not received a response, please check your application has been received by contacting:
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss any adjustments or support which are required.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 22nd March 2021
Candidates informed of outcome: TBC
Peridot and Coventry Citizens Advice are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We would therefore be most grateful if you would complete this equality monitoring form.
The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practice. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.
We treat all job applicants equally and fairly and do not unlawfully discriminate against them. We do this by ensuring that we operate an open and fair recruitment process, and making decisions using selection criteria which do not discriminate. We will take every possible step to ensure that employees and volunteers are treated fairly, with the aim of creating a culture that respects and values each others’ differences, that is free of discrimination and promotes dignity, equality and diversity.