Adviser Role

become a trusteeCitizens Advice Oxford are looking for new people to join our team as Trustees.

The Trustees are a group of volunteers who use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern Citizens Advice Oxford, located in central Oxford.

We meet regularly both remotely and on line, as appropriate. We work with the Chief Officer, staff and volunteers to discuss issues that face the service, we set the strategy and provide guidance, including making sure:

  • We are doing what we are meant to be doing to offer high quality accessible advice services that meet the needs of the citizens of Oxford city;
  • Our service is recognised and valued by local people, organisations and funders;
  • That we comply with laws and regulations, have appropriate premises, insurances and recruit and train staff and volunteers;
  • We have the money we need to meet current and future demands and that funds are properly managed.

Within the board, some trustees have a specific role, such as chair or treasurer or secretary which have defined responsibilities, others will have a more general role. There are committees which offer an opportunity to get involved in more detail in areas of interest, such as strategy, finance and risk, policy, HR and governance. For a complete description of what we ask from all of our trustees, please click the button that says “Read Full Role Description”.

We are currently looking to recruit approximately three Trustees and invite people with an interest in the work that Citizens Advice undertakes. We are genuinely looking to recruit people who have professional and/or life experience which reflects the service and area in which we operate. We believe that greater diversity in all areas of our service will deliver the best outcomes for those who use our service.

If you have questions, or to further discuss volunteer Trustee positions with us, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Danielle Rowe, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you think a Trustee role is the right volunteering opportunity for you, please click on the button on this page to download the application form. When complete, return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will be in touch.

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Volunteer Advisers are an integral part of Citizens Advice Oxford, advising clients face to face in Oxford Central Library, on the phone and by email. Once you have completed our Advice Assistant training, you can complete further training to go on to become a full Adviser.

Advisers are trained and fully supported by experienced staff, and can access regular online briefings, updates and training opportunities. We also hold in-person social events to get together with staff and other volunteers.

Click on the links below to find out more about advising clients.

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I enjoy meeting and helping people and the satisfaction of problem solving. I deal with circa 18 cases per week - Employment, Family, Housing, Finance, Consumer, Immigration etc. Lots and lots of Housing Issues including tenancy deposits, repairs, possession notices etc.

David

Adviser Citizens Advice Oxford

Knowing that you are volunteering for an organisation that is genuinely making a difference to people's lives and the satisfaction you get from solving even the smallest problem for a client. I have learned so much during my short time with Citizens Advice, it's good to know that you can still learn new things. The volunteers and staff at CA Oxford are a really friendly and welcoming bunch which makes it a real pleasure.

Donna

Citizens Advice Oxford

I've only just started volunteering with Citizens Advice but so far love it because it keeps my brain alive! As a retired person, this is very important. I have also enjoyed meeting the staff (so far) & other volunteers of Citizens Advice and have learnt a lot already - info that's been very useful in my personal life!

Sarah

Volunteer Adviser Citizens Advice Oxford

I've been volunteering for just over a year and I have really enjoyed it. My role is not client-facing, more helping the admin staff who help the volunteers. I've mostly been helping with IT, such as recreating the website so that we could host it more economically. It's great to be part of a team, and to feel that I'm making a contribution, however small, to keep the CAO show on the road. CAO is full of lovely people doing essential work in difficult times, and it's a pleasure to be part of it.

Linda

IT Volunteer Citizens Advice Oxford

I have been adviser for Oxford Citizens Advice for over twenty years. Advising can be challenging but rewarding. There have been some odd and unusual enquiries over the years. There is an excellent support network to help and in my experience although resolving issues appear on the face of it impossible there is always an answer. I often return home reflecting on the days events and realise how lucky I am.

Jon

Volunteer Adviser Citizens Advice Oxford
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