Headquartered in Edinburgh, however meetings may take place in other locations across Scotland, and occasionally online
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are Scotland’s charities that support people who are visually impaired or have sight loss. They provide a range of services including education, rehabilitation, and assistive technology to help people live independently and participate fully in society. Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have a mission to TRANSFORM outcomes for people with sight loss, UNITE partners and communities to support more people and to THRIIVE and care for the people they support and work with. The values and purpose of the organisation are crucial threads in making sure that non-one should face sight loss alone.
For 230 years, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have been supporting people impacted by vision loss with a substantial reach across Scotland, working for all ages of society.
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans play an important role in continually shifting the conversation around sight loss, and contributing to achieving a fair, equitable society. Their services reflect the times we live in and meet the changing needs of the people they support.
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are on the search to add to their dynamic Board with the appointment of new Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic support to a values-led organisation and to make real-life impact for better outcomes for people with sight loss.
This is a great time to be a Trustee for Sight Scotland and Scotland Veterans. The organisation has a new strategy and is going through an exciting internal restructure, where for the first time, services of the two charities will be brought together for the first time, bringing opportunities to work together for people with sight loss.
Trustees are automatically appointed as Trustees of both charities and hold the full financial and legal responsibility for everything Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans deliver. Therefore, the Board is responsible for their overall governance and strategic direction, developing the organisations’ goals in accordance with its Articles of Association, ensuring that they are well-managed and abide by their charitable aims.
We are particularly interested in hearing from those with strategic experience of at least one of the following:
- Organisational change, including operational efficiency improvements
- Financial strategy and planning
- Customer and client engagement
- Property and Estates Management
- Corporate and/or charity governance
- Medical research
- Education (Additional Support Needs)
The Board meets up to six times a year. There are several sub-Committees of the Board, which normally meet two or three times a year:
- Finance and Investment Committee
- Audit & Risk Committee
- Appointments and Remuneration Committee
- Clinical Governance and Assurance Committee
Board Members are expected to join and participate in at least one sub-Committee.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, its strategic objectives and mission, and an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss is essential.
Further information is available at: https://aspenpeople.co.uk/sightscotland
To apply please upload your CV and supporting letter (as one combined document) below.
If you are interested in making a difference for those with sight loss and have the skills and experience to become a Trustee of a complex and growing charitable organisation, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, get in touch with Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing Date: Monday 21 August 2023.