We are looking for a highly motivated, person-focused individual to join the team at Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA).
The main aim of the Citizen Advocacy Project is to support people aged 26+ years living in Angus to have their voice heard and develop social connections by matching them to another local person to act as their citizen advocate (voluntary).
This post is considered regulated work so is subject to membership of the PVG scheme. Ideally, candidates will have a degree (or equivalent), and a full driving licence is required. Pension and annual leave details are contained within the application pack.
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and are passionate about supporting parents to have their voice heard and taken into account, we would like to hear from you. AIA values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
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 contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA) currently have the following vacancies on our Board of Directors:
· General Board Members
AIA invite applications from individuals who are willing to share their expertise, knowledge and skills in taking forward this important work and ensuring best practice in Board Governance.
The individual must be committed in our collective strategic vision for the organisation in creating a more inclusive community where every person’s voice matters. We are looking for people who have an understanding and commitment to social justice and have the following skills and expertise:
These roles are not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with AIA’s expenses policy. There is a possibility to attend Board Meetings remotely via video conferencing.
More details of the roles are in the attached AIA Board Information.