About the Role
There’s never been a more important time to work for CAB. Join us to lead on the ongoing development of Shetland CAB and play a vital role in supporting the local community.
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You’ll need excellent communication skills, experience in budget setting and control, strong IT skills and the ability to be flexible, problem-solve and adapt quickly in a pressurised and changing environment.
About the Employer
Shetland Islands CAB is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. We deliver free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to the people of the Shetland Islands.
We are the only advice organisation in Shetland. We support over 1500 clients annually and achieve an annual client financial gain of over £1million. Our principal funders are the Shetland Charitable Trust and Shetland Islands Council. We deliver a number of services on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland and regularly secure a range of external funding to develop projects to meet local need.
Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and in employment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions of employment, 36 days annual leave, and 6% employer pension contribution. Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
For more information about living and working in Shetland, see shetland.org.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Shetland Rape Crisis team, working in The Compass Centre in Lerwick, Shetland. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.
Reporting to:Year 1: Service Manager. Years 2 & 3: TBC.
This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by National Lottery players, until 31st March 2026. Contracts will be issued annually upon confirmation of funding, which is expected to be successful.
To ensure the sound governance of Shetland Rape Crisis.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at The Compass Centre / Shetland Rape Crisis. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.
The Board of Trustees have ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all activities of the organisation. They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations. They may additionally be called upon for some recruitment and HR-related activities, as well as attending outreach events, and are encouraged to join team-building activities wherever possible. We are particularly looking to recruit for a Treasurer, so if you have a background in finance or business, please get in touch.
"I've met lots of incredible women I never would have known and learned about the work they do, which makes me feel more hopeful in the face of the endless grim news we all see. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and consider becoming a Trustee – all sorts of skills and experience can make a difference to combatting sexual violence in Shetland." - Siún Carden, Trustee for over 5 years & previous Chair of the Board.
Hours:Variable according to the needs of the service. On average, post-training, one 2.5 hour meeting per month plus additional hours for specific responsibilities.