Trustees

Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J75421
At a glance

Skills

  • Marketing strategy
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Orpington, BR6 0TE
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? No limit, open to candidates from further afield.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board meetings are held quarterly. If you are involved in sub-committees you will be required to attend respective meetings.

Deadline

30 Sep 2021

Are you interested in an opportunity to become a Trustee for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of young blind and partially sighted people?

What will you be doing?

Our Board of Trustees works together to ensure that our organisation is sustainable and accountable by exercising good governance and following all necessary policies and procedures. In addition to your statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

What are we looking for?

We are interested in hearing from individuals with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Further Education
  • Digital
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • IT and Systems
  • Lived experience of vision impairment

As well as the following:

  • A commitment to RSBC and its objectives
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Strategic vision
  • A willingness to bring constructive challenge
  • An understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • An ability to think creatively

As an organisation we are particularly keen to ensure that our Trustees are fully representative of the community in which we work and at the current time we would warmly welcome applications from people with a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and age.

What difference will you make?

Your role as a Trustee will be key in the strategy of our organisation. With your skills and experience, you will contribute to driving the board to make decisions that will have a huge impact on the future of our charity and will have a big part in shaping how our services are run going forward.

What's in it for the volunteer?

At RSBC, our vision is that every blind child and their family will have the skills and confidence to live their life without limits. This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation committed to fulfilling this purpose. You will be involved in driving the strategic direction of our organisation, as we continue our provision of services for visually impaired children, young people and their families. 
 

A few more details

The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, 2 satisfactory professional references and a commitment to undertake regular safeguarding training.

Before you apply

Please write a short letter outlining: why you are interested in joining our board, your relevant skills and experience (see Who we are looking for) and how you think you could apply your skills and experience to strengthen our board. Please also attach a CV or similar (LinkedIn profile, portfolio etc). For an informal chat with RSBC please contact the TrusteeWorks team trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk who will be able to arrange this.
Causes
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Physical disabilities
  • No child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind

    • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth won’t work for more than six months in
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