Previous Opportunities

External Trustees

Non remunerated
This position is now closed to applications.

Citizen Advice Scotland (CAS) is the operating name of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, (SACAB) which is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

Citizens Advice Scotland, our 61 member bureaux and our consumer helpline together form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. We help more than 300,000 people solve their problems each year in communities everywhere from city centres to the Highlands and Islands.

CAS are now looking to appoint a new Board as part of recommendations from an independent governance review. One of the key recommendations was the need to create a new Board that has the relevant skills, experience and capabilities to provide strategic leadership and effective governance of the organisation, and that this new Board should be appointed at an AGM convened in early 2017.

Trustees will have a key responsibility in governing and providing strategic leadership for the Association. You will in doing so ensure that CAS has a clear vision and mission; and that the strategy is executed by management, in the interests of all stakeholders.

You will have a sense of leadership and a commitment to carry out the duties of a Trustee with an ability to exercise judgement and work collectively. You will be prepared to offer personal and business skills and experience to support the work of the staff as and when required. A commitment and understand of the aims and principles of the Association as well as understanding of the ways in which CAS can exercise influence on the development of social policy is desirable.

CAS is seeking suitably qualified individuals with significant senior level experience in at least one of the following areas:

• Charity Sector
• Citizens Advice Bureau
• Governance
• Strategy Development
• Accounting / Audit / Finance
• Human Resources
• Legal
• Risk
• Information Technology / Digital Transformation
• Communications / Marketing and PR
• Policy and Public Affairs
• Social Policy

Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to seek nomination to serve a further 3-year term after which they must retire from the Board. You will be required to attend approximately 6 Board meetings annually. In addition to Board meetings, you may be required to devote at least 1 day per month on average.

For more information on the organisation and the role please visit

To apply please complete the form below and attach your CV and a supporting statement expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and your suitability.

Please note that you will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application. If you do not receive this please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.