RSABI appoints Chris McVey as new Welfare Manager
26 January 2021
RSABI has appointed Chris McVey as its new Welfare Manager, replacing Mags Granger who retires at the end of March.
Chris will head up RSABI’s Welfare team which delivers emotional, practical and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture.
Chris specialises in welfare rights and before joining RSABI was Chief Officer at Angus Citizens Advice Bureau, where he started as a volunteer in 2013. He worked in benefit, debt and income maximisation projects before moving on to become the Bureau’s Quality Assurance Officer, leading the organisation to achieve Scottish National Standards for Information & Advice. He moved on to lead Angus Citizens Advice Bureau as Chief Officer in April 2019.
Chris is passionate about providing help and support to people when they need it, and supporting individuals to move forward.
He said: “I’m looking forward to carrying on the vital work of RSABI, as well as developing new ways of reaching the most vulnerable within the agricultural community.”
Nina Clancy, Chief Executive of RSABI, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team. He’s got great experience of helping people in difficult times. He joins us at a time that the industry is facing great changes and I’ve no doubt that he’ll continue to maintain the high standards of RSABI’s services.
“It’s been a difficult start to the year for many, with lockdown, poor weather and increased covid cases in many rural areas. I’d urge anyone who is struggling to get in touch and call our helpline on 0300 111 4166, where Chris and his team are ready for your calls.”
RSABI’s helpline is open every day of the year from 7am to 11pm and offers a call out service to those who would like a regular call.
Providing emotional, practical and financial support to individuals and their families across the agricultural sector including farming, crofting and growing.
The Rural Centre
West Mains of Ingliston
The helpline is free to phone and open 24/7, 365 days a year.