Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau

Charity registered in Scotland SC015207

We are an established Citizens Advice Bureau based in West Glasgow with a solid reputation for delivering well-managed, proactive, quality assured services, directly and in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector agencies.

Current vacancies

Board of Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Drumchapel, Glasgow
  • Closing 4th March 2020

About the role

Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for dynamic individuals to join their Board of Directors and assist with the strategic direction and future development of the Bureau.

Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau is a leading information and advice provider in the Glasgow area. The Board is made up of people from a range of professional backgrounds and currently has vacancies for new members.

The Board are seeking applications from individuals representing the diversity of the Glasgow area and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; working locally and dealing with local issues as well as those with qualified skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Project Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Development.

The ideal candidates will be committed to service excellence, raising standards and continuous improvement. They must also embrace bureau values and show a commitment to wider role activity to improve the quality of life of local people in the community.

The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected participate in projects and attend training when required.

The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of information and advice services in Glasgow and contribute to making a real difference to the local area.

The Board of Directors are responsible for:

· Ensuring that good quality advice is given to the public, including ensuring that Citizens Advice Scotland’s membership standards are met

· Deciding what the bureau should aim for, including input into business planning and budgeting

· Controlling the finances of the bureau

· Overseeing the recruitment and selection, management support and training of all paid staff

· Appraising and supporting the Bureau Manager

· Promoting the image of the bureau

· Ensuring that the bureau fully meets its legal obligations under charity, employment and (if relevant) Company Law

· Dealing with complaints about the service

Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.

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Top job! Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Drumchapel
  • Closing 16th September 2019

Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Treasurer to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.

Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential, and impartial advice on issues affecting people’s day-to-day lives.

Treasurer Role Description

As the Bureau Treasurer you will play a key part in securing the financial health and viability of the charity now and into the future. You will work closely with the Manager and Finance Administrator to ensure that:

  • budgets, accounts and financial statements are presented to the Board as required.
  • the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs.
  • appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
  • the charity has appropriate reserves and investment policies.
  • the accounts are prepared and published in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies.
  • the Board is kept fully informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.

What are we looking for?

Strong candidates will have a background in or good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors, coupled with the following skills, qualities, knowledge and experience:

  • Financial qualifications and/or senior experience.
  • Understanding of charity finance and income generation.
  • Ability to monitor internal financial controls.
  • Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
  • Preparedness to advise the Board on the appropriate financial strategy of the charity
  • Understanding of the financial challenges facing the charity sector, specifically Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, and exercise good, independent judgement
  • Willingness to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service, including those relating to equal opportunities.

What difference will you make?

Your contribution will help to ensure that the organisation is run and governed effectively and that it’s well equipped to provide advice and information to our clients.

You will feel that you are making a difference by strengthening our charity’s financial governance.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Working together, our Directors are responsible for guiding and governing the organisation, ensuring that it’s doing what it was set up to do, complying with the law and using funds responsibly and prudently. You will meet people and build relationships with Directors, staff and other volunteers; and build on your governance, leadership and financial management experience.

Time commitment?

The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected to participate in projects and attend training when required.

The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.

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