Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind

Welcome to the Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind

Did you know that almost a million people in the UK today have a visual impairment?

Kingston Association for the Blind operates within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in Greater London and offers a range of services and support for visually impaired people. In the borough, there are over 1000 people with varying degrees of sight loss.

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Be our new Chair or Trustee in 2023

About the organisation

Did you know that almost a million people in the UK today have a visual impairment? That means someone you know – friends, family, colleagues or even yourself – is almost certainly experiencing sight loss.

Our vision is for all people living with sight loss in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to lead independent and fulfilled lives.

Since 1966 KAB has operated within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames offering a range of services and support for visually impaired people. We fulfil our vision through a range of social and sports activities, a befriending scheme, and campaigning on behalf of visually impaired people.

We deliver up to 250 activities every year, and support the weekly Kingston Talking Newspaper, as well as two local groups: Coombe & New Malden Blind Club, and Surbiton Blind Club.

Looking ahead

We are looking to recruit a chair and new trustees to ensure KAB remains sustainable, relevant and effective in a rapidly changing landscape of economic, societal and technological change, so that we can continue to serve, and be the voice of, local people with sight loss.

For the trustee roles we are particularly keen to hear from people whose specialisms are Equality and Diversity, Finance, Legal, IT, Digital Communications and HR. We’re also keen to reach out to younger people who could be trustees or people working with this section of our community.

If you are interested please send your CV and a completed equal opportunities form to ceo@kingstonassociationforblind.org. We will assess and interview prospective candidate on a rolling basis.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the roles of Chair and Trustees then contact the CEO Antony Bewick-Smith on 07985 283079 or email ceo@kingstonassociationforblind.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Downloads

Chair Role Description

Trustee Role Description

Equal Opportunities Form

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