Jul 122016


Recruiter: See Ability
Location: South East England
Salary: Non Remunerated
Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Closes: 11 Aug 2016
Job Function: Trustees
Industry: Charities

SeeAbility is a growing charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. It is one of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1799 and for most of its history was known as The Royal School for the Blind.

SeeAbility’s work is in three main areas:-

  1. Housing, personal support and daytime activities for adults with sight loss and additional disabilities provided from a growing number of locations across southern England.
  2. Public health advisory services relating to eye care and vision for children and adults with learning disabilities, across the whole country.
  3. Being a national campaigning voice to achieve positive change for people with sight loss and multiple disabilities.

The charity employs over 500 staff and achieves turnover of c.£17m.

We are seeking up to three new trustees to fill vacancies from September 2016. Trustees fulfil a general governance role in ensuring we are meeting our mission and in stewarding our resources. At the present time we are seeking particular experience in one (or more) of the following areas:-

  • Social care and health commissioning and policy.
  • Operating a learning disability/physical and sensory disability care business (current or recent experience).
  • Housing and property management/development.
  • Fundraising.
  • Marketing and communications.

If you are interested in a trustee role with SeeAbility, we would welcome receipt of your CV along with a covering letter detailing your interest and the particular skills and knowledge you feel you would bring. Please send this to Carolyn Duke, c.duke@seeability.org, or FAO Carolyn at SeeAbility, Newplan House, 41 East Street, Epsom KT17 1BL. For an informal conversation with our Chief Executive David Scott-Ralphs, please call on 01372 755035. Please note that this role is unpaid.

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