Join us and be part of a team that is renowned for delivering high quality, free and independent advice across Shetland. Board members have a key role by supporting those on the front line.

Volunteers like you are central to what our service is all about - ensuring our Bureau is rooted within Shetland community and bringing your own gifts and experience to help ensure that people in the Shetland Community have access to the advice they need.

Our burau is a charity, set up for public benefit, and one of the main duties of a trustee is to be responsible for the strategic management of the bureau and set a vision for the organisation. The Board must ensure that it adheres to all legal requirements (e.g. company, charity and employment). Good governance and setting standards as an exemplary employer are key.

Organisation aims and objectives

To ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs. To exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.

Frequency and commitment details

Board Meeting every 2 months at 5.30pm


Experience required: No qualifiactions required. Good communication skills, and experience in Finance/strategic planning welcome, but not essential.
Travel details: Market House, Lerwick
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet