Charity registered in Scotland SC005641
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice is seeking a Chief Executive Officer with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly motivated and able to meet competing challenges. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau (GNWCAB) is an independent charity founded in 1981.
Our mission is to end poverty and inequality by ensuring that people from all backgrounds are empowered through access to advice and support that helps them affect positive change in their lives and the lives of those around them.
We specialise in providing free, impartial and confidential information and advice services on issues ranging from debt, benefits, and welfare rights to consumer rights, finances and budgeting support. The information and advice we give is compliant with standards set by the Scottish Government and our membership body, Citizens’ Advice Scotland. Our services are available to everyone in our local communities, and we aim to make them as accessible as possible by promoting equality and diversity, and challenging discrimination.
We run an advice service from our bureau premises at 1455 Maryhill Road via a multitude of channels including web chat, phone and face to face. We also operate extensive outreach services, providing advice and information in local communities across North West Glasgow.
Our Bureau is one of the most progressive and dynamic advice and information services in the country. Our Bureau is made up of around 30 dedicated volunteers and supported with 28 staff members, and an experienced board of trustees. Collectively, the team has expertise in many areas relevant to our work, including welfare rights, debt and money advice, immigration and asylum.
GNWCAB is a busy evolving bureau that requires an adaptable adviser that can work across a variety of projects as business needs arise. As an adviser you will deliver a holistic advice and support service through a variety of channels including face-to-face, telephone and web chat.
Providing advice on a variety of topics including welfare benefits, money advice, benefit checks, employment issues, consumer issues and housing issues.
Due to Covid-19 this role will require someone who is willing to work both from the GNWCAB office and at home as required and stipulated by Covid restrictions and most advice will be given via telephone and web based systems.
The above job description is not exhaustive and is clarified to include broad duties inherent in the post as reasonable requested by the bureau manager.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Responsible to: Coordinator
We are recruiting a number of volunteers to join our Board of Directors and are especially interested in people who:
WHO WE ARE:
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau (GNWCAB) is an independent charity that provides free, impartial, and confidential advice services in the Northwest of Glasgow. We offer support on issues ranging from debt, benefits, and welfare rights to consumer rights, finances, and budgeting support.
Our services are available to everyone in our local communities. We aim to make them as accessible as possible by promoting equality and diversity and by challenging discrimination.
THE ROLE & BENEFITS FOR YOU
We welcome applications from people who have not been senior volunteers or sat on a board before, and we will support you with tailored training. The expected commitment is 12 hours per year for scheduled meetings. We invite Board Members to contribute their skills by joining working groups and sub-committees.