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Advisory Board Member

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Eye Heroes
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Published 3 months ago

The organisation

Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools and after school clubs to become eye health champions, and inform people in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests.


We are currently seeking up to six new Advisory Board members to take up this unpaid voluntary position. We recognise the value an Advisory Board brings to our work through harnessing the wisdom, ideas and expertise from a wide range of key players. Those who are directly impacted by our work have a key voice in our governance. For this reason, we encourage applications from individuals with lived experience of sight loss or visual impairment. We are particularly keen to hear from those in the BAME community, since one of our key objectives is to speak to hard-to-reach communities, and we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. We also welcome applications from people who have not previously served as a trustee.

It is expected that the time requirement will be about 8–12 days per year. This will comprise four board meetings plus preparation time, occasional engagement with senior staff, and participation in other meetings and events. The term of office is two years and the maximum number of consecutive terms is three.

The position

Summary

The Advisory Board is responsible for working as a group to further Eye Heroes’ mission and help us fulfill our commitment to the communities that we serve.

Main responsibilities of Advisory Board members

  • Provide guidance, leadership, and strategic development to help Eye Heroes achieve the mission of the organisation.
  • Promote and support gender-sensitive, diverse and inclusive ways of working.
  • Take an active role in promoting and representing Eye Heroes effectively to other stakeholders, including donors and partners such as schools and other groups where we deliver workshops.
  • Contribute specific interest and contacts in support of Eye Heroes communications, fundraising and external engagement work.
  • Following the Board Safeguarding Terms of Reference, engage with Eye Heroes’ work on safeguarding to create a positive safeguarding culture and help us to keep staff, volunteers and participants safe.

Advisory Board member: specification 

Knowledge and experience:

  • An interest in the type of work that Eye Heroes does
  • Experience in one or more of the areas of responsibility listed above.

Key skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, being able to engage with staff and colleagues on the Advisory Board, and to be able to represent us to diverse communities and audiences
  • Personal integrity
  • Interest in and commitment to Eye Heroes aims and values
  • Incisive and insightful thinker able to contribute to the organisation’s strategic and creative thinking
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Able to be collaborative, inclusive and persuasive.

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting our cause. If you have any questions, please contact liz@eyeheroes.org.uk

The organisation

Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools and after school clubs to become eye health champions, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
100A Queens Cres, Belsize Park, London NW5 4DY, UK

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to liz@eyeheroes.org.uk. If you do not have a CV, then we can accept a detailed letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable for the position.

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting our cause.

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to liz@eyeheroes.org.uk. If you do not have a CV, then we can accept a detailed letter explaining why you feel you would be…

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