Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to share your knowledge and skills for a great purpose? Beacon was established in 1875 with its charitable aim “To promote the relief of visually impaired persons”. For almost 150 years we have supported thousands of visually impaired people and their families adapt to sight loss and live as independently as practicable within their homes and communities.
As part of our Ambition 2025 strategy we are embarked upon a substantial transformation of our services, with significant opportunities to enhance and expand our reach to meet the ever-growing demand for sight loss support.
Our operational services include site-based support at Sedgley and Stourbridge, including independent life skills, IT & digital device training, low vision assessments and support, coupled across the Black Country and Staffordshire with supported employment programmes, community based activity and sports initiatives, and mobile sight loss advice.
Our current innovations include the development of digital design and fabrication facilities to provide up to date skills and training for visually impaired, collaborations with Universities and technology developers on Virtual Reality devices and accessible connected autonomous vehicles and a future network of dispersed service provision.
Our valued Trustees meet quarterly as a Board and attend subcommittee meetings in Finance & General Purposes, Charity Operations and Enterprises, along with annual strategic development meetings.
We are particularly keen to hear from people with experience in the sight loss field, have skills in finance, legal or marketing or have worked in the charitable sector. If you have senior management experience, are used to engaging in high level debate and are able to contribute to making informed decisions.
We positively welcome applications from visually impaired people and people from black, Asian, minority and ethnic backgrounds. Closing date 26 April 2018 – with meetings to discuss applications to follow.