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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Job description

Based in Welwyn Garden City, Herts Vision Loss is a Hertfordshire- wide independent charity providing support to our county’s visually impaired residents. Previously known as The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind we have been providing charitable services for over a century.  Delivering services in hospitals, local venues and clients’ homes, covering information services, befriending, advice and support along with counselling and group activities, for adults and children with eyesight difficulties.  The Board of Trustees lead the Charity’s strategic direction, governance and financial control.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the organisation complies with its governing articles of association, charity law, company law and other legislation or regulations.
  • Ensure the organisation pursues its objectives
  • Ensures the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuit of its objectives.
  • Contribute actively to the Board in giving firm strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance.
  • Safeguard the reputation and values of the charity.
  • Ensure effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • Ensure financial stability of the organisation.
  • Protect and manage the property of the charity.
  • Ensure proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • Appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor their performance.
  • Maintain Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Recognise and declare any Conflict of Interest that may occur in the exercising of the role.
  • Ensure compliance with Charities Commission regulations applicable to Trusteeship.


Trustees need to be available to attend Board meetings quarterly and be part of one or more of the Sub committees between Board meetings, along with becoming involved with the Fundraising and events run by the Charity.

Use own skills to help the Board make sound decisions, scrutinise, lead discussions, focus on key issues, and provide relevant advice.

Person Specification

  • Commitment to the organisation.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Logical, reasoned independent judgement.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Willingness to speak your mind.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Have a variety of generalist or specific skills and knowledge from all walks of life.
  • Ability to view the wider picture.
  • Meet Charity Commissions eligibility requirements.
  • Have experience either working or volunteering with a charity, though not essential.
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Posted on: 11 December 2019
Closing date: 10 March 2020
Tags: Trustees,Governance
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