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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wed 10-6

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Fri 10-4




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Stewart Wilson – Chief Executive

S Wilson Stewart is currently employed as Chief Executive of CBCS.  His background includes volunteering as a counsellor for a multi-discipline agency in the Lothians, and a private counselling service, leading him into voluntary sector management as Executive Director of COSCA.  Prior to this he worked for the Scottish Office and European Commission in Brussels.



Fiona Arnott-Barron – Operations Manager

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I have been employed with CBCS at Headquarters for over 14 years now, my current post being Operations Manager. It is a demanding role, with one constant theme…. never a dull moment! 

I have regular communication with our Area staff and view my role as the key link between the Board, Chief Executive and Area offices. 

I am responsible for the day-to-day management of staff who are administering client services across Scotland and those based at Headquarters.  I work closely with the Chief Executive to ensure we are delivering on all aspects of our organisational strategy; and serve as Secretary to the CBCS Board of Trustees.  

Prior to joining Cruse, I was employed with the NHS working in the Tayside Area Clinical Psychology Department for 11 years.  I have also undertaken CBCS training in working with bereaved adults.


Debbie Butler – Volunteer Development Officer

D ButlerMy main role is to lead the development of volunteering across CBCS including management of the recruitment, training and support of volunteers. I am based at the CBCS Headquarters in Perth.  Our current activities are redeveloping our Volunteer Policy and drafting a Volunteer Handbook.  We are also reviewing our Volunteer Recruitment Process and I liaise with volunteers and paid staff in the Areas to ensure enough help is provided in all areas. I also work closely with the Training Administrator to ensure we provide appropriate training for all the volunteers.


Reviewed and Revised 28/09/16




CBCS Leaflets

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Training Opportunities

CBCS offers a number of courses that are currently run on a 'demand led' basis.