Can you help us make Dalkeith a stronger, fairer community?
Dalkeith CAB seeks a Treasurer to join its Board of Trustees to support effective stewardship of resources for our charity, which provides free, confidential, impartial advice on benefit, debt, housing, employment and other issues.
Experience in bookkeeping and financial management, preferably with some knowledge of charity finance is essential. But most important is a commitment to working with colleagues toward our vision of a fairer society for all.
Dalkeith CAB also seeks two additional members for its Board to provide strategic leadership and support. Commitment to the CAB vision and values is a must. Experience of the third sector and/or advice-giving is an advantage.
The Board meets bi-monthly (currently via video) and Trustees are asked to commit 4-6 hours per month to the charity. Training is provided and out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Trustees should live, work or have a similar connection with Midlothian.
The post holder will deliver part of the Income Maximisation service of Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau. The service will provide information and support for claiming benefits and entitlements to help prevent vulnerable people falling into financial hardship. The role will involve direct assistance to people at risk. The role will also involve offering support and training to generalist advisers in the team so they can support clients more effectively.
Services will be delivered through Outreach sessions in local community settings and, occasionally, through visits to people in their homes.