Trustee x2

Selby District Vision is seeking two committed individuals to join the Trustee Board and support the organisation to make a difference to visually impaired individuals, their families and carers across our community.

Selby District Vision is a local charity committed to helping people experiencing sight loss. First established in the early 1960s, then registered officially as a charity in the early 1980s, Selby District Vision has been assisting local people for over 50 years.

We aim to meet the needs of visually impaired people by providing support, advice and social activities that promote independence. Striving to involve the wider community in our work, we provide the public with visual awareness opportunities and have regular community fundraising events. We receive no state funding, so rely entirely on fundraising, legacies and donations to continue our work. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation.

How to Apply
For a detailed role description or an informal conversation, please contact the Chair of Selby District Vision, John Cattanach by email – jcattanach05@googlemail.com.

Skills or experience required?:

The Roles
The Trustees of Selby District Vision are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up.

Person Specification
• A commitment to the organisation, it’s values and objectives
• Enthusiasm, willingness, and ability to devote the necessary time and effort
• Strategic vision and good, independent judgement
• An ability to think creatively
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
• An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

Additional Experience
At this time Selby District Vision would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience in any of the following: financial management, charity fundraising or marketing and communications. Good IT skills would be an advantage.
Selby District Vision actively invites applicants who are visually impaired or have knowledge/ experience in this field through personal or professional experience. We are committed to being an organisation that embraces diversity, equality and inclusion through every aspect of our governance, staffing and distribution of resources.

This opportunity is suitable for: Wheelchair users
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Advocacy, Health & wellbeing, Information & advice, Practical, Supporting group, Trustee & committee
Type(s) of cause supported: Carers, Disablity, Local community, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Selby
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Flexible - there are no standard hours but attendance at regular meetings is required
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

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Afternoon
Evening