Trustee

We are currently looking for up to 3 new trustees. Some of our board are standing down because they have served their maximum permitted tenure. The main skills we are currently looking for are HR, marketing and legal but we would also be interested to hear from people with fundraising skills. We are also keen to increase our diversity of our trustees; an interest in visual impairment is desirable but not essential. Time commitment would be 4 board meetings per year (Feb, May, Aug and Nov at 5pm) plus attendance at any fund raising events.

The Charity was founded in 1873 for blind and visually impaired adults, in 2015 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and our main focus now is socialisation. We are a small, independent, local Charity with 7 staff and 21 volunteers. We own 12 purpose built flats for blind and visually impaired adults in North Tyneside which are in the grounds of Pearey House alongside the large Victorian House which is a Day Centre.

About Pearey House Centre For Visually Impaired

The Blind Society for North Tyneside is a registered charity providing assistance to blind and partially sighted people throughout the Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside.



We can provide services and practical help to people living with or caring for someone living with a visual impairment.



We are working towards better services for visually impaired people, educating others about the problems of visual impairment, and helping VIPs to maintain their independence and empower them to make informed choices about their lives.



Membership is open to any person who is registered blind or partially sighted, or anyone who meets the criteria of registration, or a carer of someone with a visual impairment, and resident within the Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside.

What skills do I need?

We are currently looking for up to 3 new trustees. Some of our board are standing down because they have served their maximum permitted tenure. The main skills we are currently looking for are HR, marketing and legal but we would also be interested to hear from people with fundraising skills. We are also keen to increase our diversity of our trustees; an interest in visual impairment is desirable but not essential. Time commitment would be 4 board meetings per year (Feb, May, Aug and Nov at 5pm) plus attendance at any fund raising events.

The Charity was founded in 1873 for blind and visually impaired adults, in 2015 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and our main focus now is socialisation. We are a small, independent, local Charity with 7 staff and 21 volunteers. We own 12 purpose built flats for blind and visually impaired adults in North Tyneside which are in the grounds of Pearey House alongside the large Victorian House which is a Day Centre.

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  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Health and Social Care

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  • Business Skills
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Legal Work
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

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Start Date: 24/11/2017

End Date: 28/07/2019

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