Aberdeen Cyrenians have begun a search to find additional members for our voluntary Council of Management as we prepare for our 50th anniversary in 2018.
Candidates with a commitment to social justice and the knowledge, experience and gravitas to provide strategic leadership are being sought to dedicate one or two evenings per month to help guide and support our well-known local charity.
Susan Montgomerie, Chief Executive, said: “This is a really exciting and challenging time for Aberdeen Cyrenians as we build up to our 50th anniversary next year and look at making some significant changes to the structure of the organisation. However, we need to balance those goals with the pressure of ever-increasing demand on our services as the local economy continues to struggle and public services face further belt-tightening.
“Our Council of Management plays a key role in guiding the organisation, providing different viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities in front of us as well as access to their own and their network’s knowledge and experience.
“Present members draw this experience from a wide range of backgrounds but the one thing they all have in common is a determination to use that experience to make a real difference in our community.”
Current Council of Management Chairperson, Dan Fraser said: “Aberdeen Cyrenians is a landmark charity within the local area and it’s a real privilege to get this unique perspective on the work they do and play a part in shaping the services they provide.
“Although we are all focused on what we can add to the charity, the diversity of work and life experiences on the Council of Management mean we also benefit as individuals. The understanding I have gained from both the work of the charity and my fellow council members are proving invaluable to my personal development.
“However, the real achievement comes from seeing the difference we make to both the excellent team we support at Aberdeen Cyrenians and to the service users they work so tirelessly for.”