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Chairperson

  • VO80880
  • Board/trustee role


Description

The Chair must have the ability to listen to and understand a wide range of views, to present information in a clear and concise way and to clarify relevant points, which will enable the board to make effective decisions. Additional duties of the Chair are as follows: presiding at meetings of the board and ensuring their smooth running • planning with the minute secretary and bureau manager the agenda for meetings • having regular consultations with the bureau manager and ensuring they have support and • performance appraisals representing the bureau at public events or negotiating for funds where required or appropriate • ensuring that board decisions are made within the policies of the Association • ensuring that the board reviews the work of the bureau, as required under the Membership • Scheme ensuring that bureau business plans and budgets are regularly reviewed and updated • Establishing and maintaining the bureau profile using a consistent and comprehensive strategy and identifying key targets and opportunities.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide free, impartial & confidential advice to the public. To help people with problems, our motto is "We Can Help!". To provide help & information either at the adivce centre or, if necessary, by arranging home visits.

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One evening bi-monthly plus regular emails and telephone calls as necessary re Board. Weekly/bi-weekly catch ups with bureau manager. Average 3-4 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: Any of the below: Chairing/ facilitating meetings Strategic or business planning Partnership working Fundraising or other income generation Quality assurance Marketing and public relations Monitoring and evaluation Charity governance/ Charity law Knowledge of CAB work Business management Financial / accounting Project management / planning Quality assurance Partnership working HR
Travel details: Board Meetings are held in the Turriff Bureau every 2 months. Email and telephone correspondence is utilised out with these meetings.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses at 45p per mile for meetings and bureau business are paid to all volunteers to ensure no unpaid member of staff is financially out of pocket by volunteering with the bureau.
Training details: Online and face to face training is included via our online training site and with the Area development officer and bureau manager.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago