Charity registered in Scotland SC001354
seescape is the operational name of Fife Society for the Blind, the leading provider of services to people with sight loss living in Fife. Our mission is to “expand horizons for people with sight impairment” and we are seeking a Chief Executive to head the organisation and lead delivery and development of the services we provide. This role is key to seescape’s continuing success and the Chief Executive reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
seescape’s work falls into 4 main areas :- our Sight Support Team deliver statutory services on behalf of Fife Council and NHS Scotland, we operate as a social enterprise the only Optician service in Scotland dedicated to people with sight loss, we work with Volunteers and Befrienders providing support to clients who through age or disability can feel isolated in the local community, and our Assistive Technology team provides advice and training on the latest smart technology devices and software helping people live more independently.
What You’ll Do
Sound stakeholder management is a key aspect of the role and you will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government eyecare team along with other organisations providing support to people with sight loss. Setting, monitoring and delivering services to achieve a balanced budget is vital and a clear marketing and fundraising strategy is needed at a time when so many charities are competing for available funds to sustain services. Using technology to support our clients is a key area for development and a visionary approach will be required when developing future strategy.
What We Need
We are looking for someone with an excellent track record of providing strong leadership, with demonstrable business and financial acumen. An exceptional influencer, the role holder will have the ability to challenge clearly and constructively – building positive relationships through strong communication is crucial to success in this position. You may have previous experience in the third sector, but more important is the capacity and competence to lead an organisation to enable successful service delivery.
seescape is seeking new trustees to help the charity as we grow and develop
Based in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, seescape is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have sight impairment, their families and carers. seescape believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of sight impaired people by changing attitudes and breaking down the barriers that prevent people living with sight impairment being full and active members of society.
seescape provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the charity as it seeks to grow and develop.
The role may appeal to people with a background and skills in one or more of the following areas: eye health, business planning and development, fundraising, HR, IT, charity governance or marketing.
seescape would like to appoint trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector. Most importantly they will have some strategic expertise and understanding of good governance.
The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board, however, seescape is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience so other skills will also be welcomed.
Board meetings are held every 6 weeks and these are currently being held virtually by Zoom.