ABOUT THE ROLE
The UK’s largest charity supporting blind and visually impaired individuals has appointed Inclusive Boards to support its search for new trustees. Most commonly known as RNIB, the organisation was founded by Thomas Rhodes Armitageand in 1868 and received its Royal Charter in 1948.
RNIB are currently looking for talented individuals to join the Charity Board of Trustees and particularly want to hear from candidates who have a background in managing customer service and those with experience in managing cultural change. Because they are keen to reflect the diversity of their service users, Inclusive Boards have been commission to particularly help to attract female candidates as well as candidates form Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
“We are delighted to be working with Inclusive Boards. RNIB is passionate about improving the lives of blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of sight loss. In 2014, we set out a new five-year strategy and our Group Ambition to make every day better for everyone affected by sight loss by being there when people need us, supporting independent living, creating an inclusive society and preventing sight loss.” – Chair, RNIB board of trustees
WHO RNIB ARE LOOKING FOR
To help us achieve RNIB’s ambition to make every day a better day for everyone affected by sight loss, they are looking for high calibre individuals, who have operated at board level and can demonstrate an understanding of how large, complex organisations function.
Whatever your background, you’ll need to share their ambition and values and will be able to show how you meet the criteria in the person specification in the Trustee application pack. You must also be able to commit at least 12 days each year to being a Trustee.
Positions are unremunerated but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
Induction and support will be available for the successful candidates.
Applications close on 26 May 2017 (5.00pm)
Interviews will take place at their offices at 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE.
HOW TO APPLY
Please download and fill in the following documents electronically to apply for the position. Completed forms should be sent to appointments[at]inclusiveboards.co.uk with the subject heading ‘RNIB2017’.
- Letter from Chair 2017
- Background information candidates
- Trustee role description and person specification
- Application form – RNIB Trustee 2017
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form- RNIB – 2017
- RNIB Group Strategy 2014 – 2019
If you would like more information or support with an application, please contact: appointments[at]inclusiveboards.co.uk