Board Member

  • VO97371
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Do you have the skills and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people with a visual impairment? Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background with skills to help our charity to succeed by becoming a Board Member. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation and we are seeking to recruit new Directors who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.

Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society is one of Dundee’s oldest charities and their objective is to work towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. The Society offers its members an advice and support service and runs social activities to help combat social isolation.

If you have commitment, experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, would like to support the organisation meets its legal, financial and ethical obligations and can spare a few hours every second month then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society is working towards a world where all people who are visually impaired, enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. DBPSS aims to contribute to this vision by providing a range of statutory and non-statutory services, to visually impaired children, adults and their carers, who reside within the City of Dundee.

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4 meetings per year - Board Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each quarter

Frequency and commitment details

4 meetings per year - Board Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each quarter

Restrictions

Experience required: In particular, we are looking for people with knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas: Marketing, Social Media, Sensory Impairments/Eye care, Governance, Finance/Accountancy
Travel details: Thomas Herd House, 10-12 Ward Road, Dundee, DD1 1LX

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential volunteers are more than welcome to attend and meet the staff/Members
Training details: Visual Awareness Training can be provided
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet