Beacon Vision Trustee Vacancy: Fundraising & Marketing

9 July 2019
Source: Becon Vision

Beacon Vision, is a leading regional charity, supporting people across the Black Country and Beacon Centre for the Blind logo reading 'making a visible difference for people with sight loss'Staffordshire impacted by Sight Loss. The charity first began life in 1875 and in that time has supported thousands of people and had a huge impact on the visually impaired community. Over time the charity has evolved to be a leading innovator in the sector supporting academic and commercial research into new technologies from autonomous vehicles to virtual reality headsets and developing sports, rehabilitation and employment programmes, which give people back their independence and confidence.

We are dedicated to making a visible difference for people with sight loss.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees made up of up to twelve people with a diverse range of skills and experience who together, ensure that the charity is effectively operated in pursuit of our charitable aims. There is also a wholly owned trading arm and CIC that govern our Enterprise activities including retail, hospitality and opticians. The charity’s turnover is c. £3million and we employ 140 staff and are supported by over 276 volunteers.
We are currently seeking to recruit a new trustee board member, with a specialism in Fundraising and/or Marketing.

What are we looking for:
An experienced Fundraising and/or Marketing professional ideally from the charity sector. You would have experience of securing support from a range of audiences and sectors as financial and practical supporters and engaging people with a charities aims and objectives.
What is the role all about:

You will provide guidance and support to the Communications and Fundraising Director in terms of the fundraising and/or marketing and act as the Trustee Board’s fundraising/marketing expert. In addition to attending quarterly board meetings, you would also attend other committee meetings as required and engage with the director and wider team on strategy development and implementation.

What is in it for you:

You will have the opportunity to:

• Utilise your skills for the public benefit through the support of a leading regional sight loss charity.
• Deepen your understanding of charity management and governance
• Support the achievement of Beacon’s charitable objectives, resulting in a visible difference for people with sight loss.

If you are interested in applying please contact Lisa Cowley, CEO & Pauline Heffernan, Chair of Trustees: lcowley@beaconvision.org, paulineheffernan@rhcs.uk.com with covering letter detailing relevant knowledge and experience to support Beacon.

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