Focus Birmingham is a specialist charity providing expert advice, support and care to anyone in the Birmingham and wider area affected by sight loss and disability.  We are very proud of our history and ‘making lives better’ for people with visual impairment and complex needs in and around Birmingham.  

You will be part of a team that is passionate and dedicated to achieving its core objectives to deliver quality services which are ‘user led’ as much as possible.  

The organisation employs over 120 staff and provides a wide range of high quality, innovative services to support visually impaired and disabled people to increase their independence, exercise choice and have more confidence in their everyday lives.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new trustee to be appointed to the Board.  We look forward to hearing from individuals who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an NHS Trust working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the greater Birmingham area.

You will be responsible for keeping Focus Birmingham’s board and executive team informed of developments with investigations and treatment of sight loss conditions and about latest government/NHS policy and practices.

It is an exciting time to join the charity as we are expanding and developing our services to allow us to reach more clients with new activities and initiatives planned for 2022 and beyond.

Please review the candidate pack for further information about the charity and the role.

We look forward to hearing from you with a CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to become part of our board and our amazing charity.

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Download our candidate pack here

Interested volunteers should provide a CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you would like to become a Trustee of Focus addressed to Julie Roberton, Board Secretary outlining their interest in and suitability for the role, and send to Julie Roberton at:

[email protected]

or please post to Julie Roberton, Focus Birmingham, 48-62 Woodville Road, Harborne, B17 9AT

Closing date for applications is 31st December 2021.