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Chair of the Board of Trustees at Citizens Advice Bureau, Musselburgh

Job Details

Job title
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Closing date
Sunday 28 February 2021

More about the job

About the job

About You

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community with an organisation that provides vital help and support to local people?

Do you have experience of working in or with a third/ public/ charity sector organisation?

Have you got the motivation and ambition to guide and support the growth of a valuable local public service and resource?

Can you demonstrate strong communication, governance, influencing, networking, and board collaborations skills?

If it’s a yes, all round from you then we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

The Chair draws the Board together, ensures that appropriate governance is undertaken and is the support link between the Bureau Chief Officers and the Trustees.

As Chair you will represent the Bureau at public events and negotiate for funding where required.

You will take an active role as a Trustee within the Board, discussing, considering, and deciding on key impact areas in relation to the governance of the Bureau.  Your experience from a business, management, finance and/or legal background will be well used and appreciated.

As Chair you will make a valuable contribution to the aims of the Bureau, so that local people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively.

In addition, you will influence and contribute to the development of social policies and services to help and support the public.

There are 5 Board meetings per year to commit to as well as preparation time and regular collaboration /communications with the team and stakeholders.

About Us

The Bureau, located on Musselburgh High Street, is open Monday to Friday as well as providing outreach services. There is a drop-in service for general advice, delivered by a team of dedicated and highly skilled employed and volunteer staff, such as specialist money/finance, benefit, and employment advisers. The Bureau is a charity and governed by a Board of Trustees. More details of the organisation, including relating to its aims and ethos, can be accessed on:

The Rewards

Although, not financially remunerated, the role is high profile and respected within the community and will offer a great challenge, learning and networking opportunity for the right person.

How to apply

The Selection Process

To apply, please email a copy of your CV along with a letter detailing why are you interested in the position of the Chair and what qualities and experience you could you bring to the role.

Application pack

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