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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 29th December 2023

  • Advertised from 30th November 2023


Argyll & Bute Citizens Advice Bureau (ABCAB) is excited to invite applications from the diverse communities across the region for two new Trustees on our Board of Directors to support the strategic direction and development of the Bureau.

The Bureau is an independent charity that provides free, impartial, and confidential information and advice services across the 2,676 square miles and 26 islands of Argyll & Bute. We offer support on issues ranging from Debt, Benefits, and Welfare rights to Energy, Patient rights, and also Armed Service Advice provision.

The Board are seeking applications from individuals representing the diversity of the Argyll area and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the Third Sector; working locally and dealing with local issues as well as those with qualified skills in areas such as IT, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Project Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Development.

We encourage applications from groups that are under-represented on charity boards, and would welcome approaches from people who have lived experience of issues facing our clients. We particularly would like to hear from people from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic communities, as well as young and disabled people. You do not need to have board experience to apply, we will support you with tailored training based on your level of experience.

The ideal candidates will be committed to service excellence, raising standards and continuous improvement. They must also embrace bureau values and show a commitment to wider role activity to improve the quality of life of local people in the community.

The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected to participate in projects and attend training when required.

The Board of Directors are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that good quality advice is given to the public, including ensuring that Citizens Advice Scotland’s membership standards are met
  • Deciding what the bureau should aim for, including input into business planning and budgeting
  • Controlling the finances of the bureau
  • Overseeing the recruitment and selection, management support and training of all paid staff
  • Appraising and supporting the Bureau Manager
  • Promoting the image of the bureau
  • Ensuring that the bureau fully meets its legal obligations under charity, employment and (if relevant) Company Law
  • Dealing with complaints about the service

Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area (Argyll & Bute)

What are the benefits to you?

  • The role is unpaid, however incurred expenses are reimbursed (e.g. travel, childcare)
  • Induction and training tailored to you needs
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • Influence to shape innovative projects and highlight public policy issues
  • Contribute to supporting the people & communities of Argyll & Bute with a range of pressing advice issues

Application notes

Expressions of interest should be made in the first instance to: Jen Broadhurst, Bureau Manager Argyll & Bute Citizens Advice Bureau