Vision UK: Vacancy: Chair for Vision UK Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee

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26 February 2019
Source: Vision UK

Position: Chair for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee
Contract period: 2 years, renewable for a further 2 years
Hours: 1 day per month on average including 3-4 meetings per year and work in between meetings, e.g. telephone conversations, preparation for meetings etc.
Salary: n/a
Location: meetings usually take place in London
Closing date: 11 June 2019
Interview date: 25 June 2019

About you

We are looking for a collaborative leader who is unafraid of decision making to lead the Vision UK CYPVI Committee and ensure the views and needs of children, young people and their families are fully represented. You must therefore be prepared to be an ambassador for children and young people both within Vision UK and for Vision UK to outside organisations.

You will need to have a broad perspective extending beyond eye health and sight loss with particular expertise in the field of young people with disabilities and/or social care and education. You will have previous experience of chairing a committee, preferably through a period of change. It is desirable, though not essential to have experience of vision impairment. 

About us

Vision UK works in collaboration with its partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. To enable this, we are focussing on four strategic areas:

  • Evidence and statistics
  • Research, cures and treatments
  • Services, support and care
  • Public perception of sight loss

Working groups will be established to support this work. The CYPVI Committee serves a unique function as it seeks to work across all four strategic areas.

The CYPVI Committee provides a forum for agencies to meet, establish a framework for vision impaired children and, where practicable, a means for joint commissioning of services. For information about the committee go to https://www.visionuk.org.uk/standing-committees/children-and-young-people-with-a-vision-impairment-group/ and see below for:

  • Role description
  • Person specification
  • Draft committee terms of reference

For enquiries please contact Mary Bairstow at mary.bairstow@visionuk.org.uk

Application to be made by covering letter and CV to be emailed by 11 June 2019, 17:00 to Tayyaba Kamal at tayyaba.kamal@visionuk.org.uk .

Role Of Chair Of A Vision UK Committee, Feb 19
Role Of Chair Of A Vision UK Committee, Feb 19
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Person Specification For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte Chair
Person Specification For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte Chair
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