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Trustee - Guide Dogs

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London / National
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 20 Feb 2020
Closes: 23 Mar 2020
Ref: 75057
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Strategy
Sector: Education, Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee

Guide Dogs has been transforming the lives of people with visual impairment for nearly 90 years and is a top 10 UK fundraising Charity supported by 17,000 volunteers. We are here to help children and adults with sight loss live as they choose, and to have confident, independent and fulfilling lives.

We are best known as being the largest Guide Dogs organisation in the world, but our work encompasses so much more. We provide a wide range of person-centred services, from advice, mobility training, innovative technological solutions and volunteer guides through to breeding, training and supporting nearly 5,000 active Guide dogs, alongside our new Companion and Buddy dog partnerships. The organisation also has a strong policy and campaigning role and is frequently seen as one of the most impactful charities as well as one of the most effective from a fundraising point of view.

To ensure that we meet our current and future strategic plans, we need to appoint Trustees with skills and experience in one of the following areas: finance, property, animal behaviour/veterinary, digital marketing and HR. Our Trustees also need to demonstrate a real empathy with the mission and objectives of Guide Dogs. This is an exciting time for new Trustees to join a high calibre Board, and an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of a thriving and ambitious charity.

Diversity is important to us; we actively encourage applications from all parts of the community.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Julia Oliver or Elizabeth Theobald at Odgers Berndtson on 0207 529 1079.

Closing date for applications is 23rd March 2020

We are committed to ensuring everyone can access our website and application processes. This includes people with sight loss, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairment. Should you require access to these documents in alternative format, please contact: evie.day@odgersberndtson.com or call 0207 529 1079.

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