Leatherhead, Surrey (Hybrid)
£65,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sight for Surrey

Chief Executive

£65,000 - £70,000

Full-time, permanent

Leatherhead with some hybrid working


Sight for Surrey, based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead, is an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life. 


We are celebrating our centenary year having been established in 1922 to support people who were blind, often as a result of fighting in the First World War.


Today we support more than 8,000 people with sensory impairments across the County of Surrey and operate a significant multi-sensory contract for Adults as a strategic partner of Surrey County Council, and a contract for children and young people with vision impairments. In June this year we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering.


We’re here for individuals and their family, delivering specialist, hands-on, practical services tailored to their needs. We want to inspire people to take the small steps today and achieve the breakthroughs tomorrow.


Our services include: professional assessment and rehabilitation; social work for people who are D/deaf; mobility training; life skills for children and young people who are vision impaired; specialist equipment provision; welfare benefits advice; low vision assessment; BSL interpreting; and deafblind one-to-one support.


Annual turnover is about £2.7 million of which 70% is derived from contracts with Surrey County Council. The rest of our income is generated by trust fund and other grants, donations and multiple fund raising activities. There are over 118 full-time and part-time staff and a further 125 volunteers.  


We are seeking a Chief Executive with the leadership, management and inter-personal skills to run and develop Sight for Surrey.


As our new Chief Executive, you will work with the Chairman and Board as well as the senior management team to take Sight for Surrey into its second century as a confident, efficient and respected organisation.

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Posted on: 08 July 2022
Closed date: 07 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Operations