Every citizens advice bureau has a management committee responsible for running the organisation and meeting the aims of the CAB service in Scotland.
The management committee is a voluntary group of people with the key role of ensuring that the bureau fulfils all its legal obligations and operates efficiently and according to good practice guidelines.
Some of the things that management committees are involved in include:
- Financial matters, for example budget reviewing, fundraising and planned service developments
- Promotion and awareness raising, to make sure that the bureau is well known in the area it serves
- Working with the bureau manager and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) to make sure that quality standards are being met in the bureau
- Devising the bureau’s business plan, and monitoring its implementation
- Making sure the bureau is fulfilling its responsibilities as an employer of paid staff
What kinds of people sit on CAB management committees?
You don’t need to be a qualified professional to sit on a CAB management committee – bureaux need people of all ages, skills and experiences so that everyone can learn from each other.
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