North West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) was formed in 2010 although we have existed as an advising agency since 1990, to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Banff and Buchan, Formartine and Garioch. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, North West Aberdeenshire CAB aims to provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice and information to ensure that people understand their rights and responsibilities, and can express their needs effectively. We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face and work to strengthen their rights.
NWA CAB has offices in Turriff and Macduff and is supported by over 8 members of staff and 13 Volunteers including board members. The Bureau supports individuals with a wide range of general enquiries whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including benefits, debt, utilities and money matters.
We are currently looking to recruit individuals who would like to contribute to their local community by joining our Board of Trustees. We are seeking team players who have strategic vision, independent judgement, a willingness to give time and commitment to help support and develop our organisation. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with knowledge and experience in: Finance, Law, HR, Fundraising, Digital Marketing, Governance, Climate Change, Public and Third Sector Organisations.
This is an exciting time to join us as we look forward to developing and strengthening our services to meet the challenges that our community will face. Your ideas, skills and enthusiasm could make all the difference to how we achieve this.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to ensure to the good governance of the organisation which will involve attendance at quarterly board meetings and an annual AGM, alongside participation in working project groups and sub committees.