At MySight York we can offer the opportunity to take part in vital and rewarding work that will greatly benefit our service users.
Staff and Volunteer Vacancies
Partnership and Fundraising Officer
Salary £9,116 for 18 hours per week
We require a Partnership and Fundraising Officer to generate funds and build partnerships with the Private Sector and develop a long term strategy for corporate giving. You will need to recruit and support a team of volunteers and plan and develop high quality community events to raise funds.
Flexible hours are available and voluntary sector experience may not be necessary.
A full job description can be downloaded below and a letter of application along with your CV should be sent to the Chief Executive on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for the post is. Friday 1st November
Interviews to be arranged week commencing 11th November
Interviews will take place at MySight York premises, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York and candidates will be selected for interview on how well they meet the requirements of the person specification.
Please let us know if: –
· You require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to participate fully in the interview, (you may state these in a covering letter)
· You wish to discuss any aspects of the role before applying
If a large number of applications are received, it may not be possible for us to contact all applications.
Volunteers help us with all aspects of our work. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, whether it be fundraising, helping with activities or training to become a Home Visitor, then please contact our Volunteer Manager Catherine Bamford on mailto:email@example.com or telephone 01904 731122.
The Trustee Role
Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for the charity’s management and administration. They play a very important role, unpaid, in a sector that contributes significantly to the wellbeing of people throughout the UK.
No previous experience of supporting people with sight loss is necessary as full training will be given.
- Ensure the charity is carrying out its purpose for which it was set up to do and no other purpose.
- Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
- Act in the charity’s best interest.
- Identify and manage risks
- Identify ways to generate income and raise funds
- Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
- Act with reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary
- Ensure the charity has appropriate procedure and policies in place and ensure staff and volunteers receive appropriate training.
- Promote effective working relationships between trustees, CEO, staff team and volunteers.
- Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all trustee’s meetings
- Ensure the charity is accountable
- Commitment to the vision, ethos and values of MySight York
- A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement (bi-monthly meetings, attendance at AGM and any other appropriate meetings and training)
- Strategic vision
- Good, independent judgement
- An ability to think creatively
- A willingness to speak your mind
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make decisions for the good of MySight York
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee.
All new trustees are required to attend an initial training session to gain an understanding of sight loss and the role of a trustee. Ongoing training and support will be provided if required.
For more information, please contact:
Karen Froggatt, Chief Executive
Jim Wallace, Chair
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