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Board of Trustees (Unpaid Post) - Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau

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Job title
Board of Trustees
Closing date
Monday 1 July 2024
This is a voluntary post; expenses will be paid

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About the job

Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau is seeking volunteers to join our Board of Trustees.

Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) was formed in 1976 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Tweeddale. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux Network, Peebles and District CAB provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice and information to ensure that people understand their rights and responsibilities, and can express their needs effectively. We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face and work to strengthen their rights.

Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau is situated in Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles and is supported by 5 members of staff and 13 volunteer advisers, plus 6 board members and one local councillor who is our authority representative. The Bureau supports individuals with a wide range of general enquiries as well as providing specialist support on topics including benefits, debt, utilities and money matters.

We are currently looking to recruit individuals who live locally and would like to contribute to the local community by joining our Board of Trustees. We are seeking team players who have strategic vision, independent judgement, and a willingness to give time and commitment to help support and develop our organisation. We are particularly keen to recruit a new Treasurer to our board.

This is an exciting time to join us as we look forward to developing and strengthening our services to meet the challenges that our community will face. Your ideas, skills and enthusiasm could make all the difference to how we achieve this.

Applicants will be over 18 and have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to ensure the good governance of the organisation which will involve attendance at regular board meetings and an annual AGM.

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

How to apply

We welcome applications from across the community and are committed to equal opportunities. If you feel you would like to get involved, please get in touch for information on how to apply and/or a confidential informal discussion on what is involved. Please email:

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