Board Trustees (Voluntary)

As one of the leading charities tackling visual impairment and disability in the Birmingham area we are currently seeking to appoint Trustees and as part of our ongoing board development and succession planning, we are also actively seeking to appoint new Board Trustees to help lead us through the next phase of our journey.

Focus Birmingham provides support to thousands of visually impaired people and those with other disabilities through a mixture of specialist clinical, care, information and support services. These are delivered at our main site in Harborne, a supported living unit in Kings Norton, a range of community locations and in people’s own homes.

We work hard to make a difference to: -

- Enable people to live more independently;

- Increase opportunities for people to exercise choice;

- Improve people’s physical health and wellbeing;

- Improve people’s emotional health and wellbeing and

- Increase people’s confidence to deal with life experiences.

In respect of the Board of Trustees we are particularly interested in applications from people with knowledge and experience of health and social care or business and IT experience and although previous experience of charity governance is an advantage, training and support will be provided.

Our ideal Chair will be someone with proven leadership skills, experience and knowledge working at a strategic level who can assist the charity to develop business opportunities and to meet financial and governance obligations and commitments.

The Chair and Trustee roles are voluntary, with all reasonable expenses reimbursed. It offers opportunities for participation in areas of specific personal interest and has an estimated time commitment of around 50 hours per year, including committee and board meetings.

Reach is liaising on behalf of Focus Birmingham and all applications will be submitted to Reach TrusteeWorks in the first instance. Interested volunteers should provide a CV, together with a covering letter addressed to Julie Roberton, outlining their interest in and suitability for the role, and send this to the TrusteeWorks Team at

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