Our current Chair, Cecilia Power, has expressed a wish to stand down after seven successful years as an inspirational Chair presiding over a period that has seen the charity grow in scope and size.
Sight for Surrey, based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead, is an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life.
We are celebrating our Centenary year having been established in 1922 to support people who were blind, often as a result of fighting in the First World War. Today we support more than 8,000 people across the County of Surrey and operate significant sensory contracts as strategic partners of Surrey County Council.
The skills we need are set out in the Chair Role Profile May 2022 but we are seeking a Chair with leadership and management skills who can use their experience of developing or running an organisation, and some knowledge of the voluntary sector, to work with the Board and Chief Executive to take Sight for Surrey into its second century as a confident and growing organisation.
Sight for Surrey is user-led, and we would expect our new Chair to either have lived experience of sensory loss, or of supporting people with sensory loss. This is a volunteer role.
Closing date for completed applications: 30th June 2022
Please send a CV and letter of application to Sandra Chenery: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.
Registered Charity No: 1121949, Company No: 06309405