At MySight York we can offer the opportunity to take part in vital and rewarding work that will greatly benefit our service users.

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Staff and Volunteer Vacancies

Chief Executive Officer

Competitive Salary c. £35k

Flexible Hours up to 37 per week

Reporting to the Board of Trustees

We are seeking a forward thinking individual for the position of Chief Executive Officer. We are looking for someone to develop the core services we deliver as our funding landscape continues to change and evolve.

This visionary leader should have an open and collaborative style with a positive work ethic and a commitment to the values and ethos of the Charity. Knowledge and understanding of sight loss would be an advantage.

How to apply

  •  A full job description is available below
  •  Please send a letter of application explaining how you meet the person criteria  along with your CV to the   Chair, Jim Wallace at
  •  Interviews will take place at MySight York premises, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York on the 26th February and candidates will be selected for interview on how well they meet the requirements of the person specification.
  •  The closing date is Friday 14th February 2020


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. Please contact the current CEO Karen Froggatt on 01904 731121.

If a large number of applications are received, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants.

Chief Executive Job Spec

Volunteer Vacancies

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 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.

Role Specification

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

Person Specification

  • 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)
  • Integrity
  • 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

01904 731121 


Jim Wallace, Chair

07912 394380