This is an exciting time for Deafblind Scotland, having gone through a period of growth including to develop a unique specialist Guide Communication service for people with a dual sensory impairment and to undertake a capital fundraising campaign that allowed us to build a Learning and Development Centre within our own ‘Field of Dreams’. We now want to raise our ambitions still further to reach the very many people living with dual sensory impairment across Scotland to ensure that they live connected and fulfilling lives. This is a big ambition and one which requires committed and aspirational leadership to enable the staff team and organisation to flourish. If that sounds like you then please read further.
Deafblind Scotland are an organisation that is determined that all our efforts to improve the lives of deafblind people should be guided by those who most understand what needs to change – deafblind people. We are therefore committed to ensuring that we are led by this experience and to this end 50% of our Board of Trustees are deafblind. We also want to ensure that we engage the most talented and passionate external experts that can bring onto the Board a range of experience from business, third and public sector leadership or policy making in Scotland. We are therefore seeking applications from candidates that have either lived experience of a dual sensory impairment or those who can bring us that key external reflection and guidance. All candidates must share the values of the organisation of equality, inclusion and integrity and meet the essential criteria within our Person Specification. Our Governing documents do not allow for applications from current employees of Local Authorities, however if you have this experience and you are no longer employed by a local authority your application would be welcome. We are also not able to accept applications for those who have been employed by Deafblind Scotland over the past 2 years. Please note all Trustees are required to be members of the PVG scheme and will be asked to apply if being offered the role as Trustee.
The Board regularly considers all areas of governance at 6 Board meetings per year. In addition, a Finance and Risk Sub-Committee and a Fundraising and Development Sub-Committee meet quarterly. To support deafblind Trustees to fully participate within the Board of Directors, specialist communication support is provided, including formatted documentation, additional briefing sessions, electronic note takers and British Sign Language, Tactile BSL and Deafblind Manual interpreters. We take equality very seriously and value the diverse range of perspectives this brings. We are therefore seeking applications from a range of interested individuals
Additional Information: Initial Term 3 years.
Travel Expenses Paid
Please download the Candidate Pack below or from dbscotland.org.uk/get-involved/careers-and-vacancies
If you wish to apply, send a CV and a Vision Statement outlining what you would bring to the role and the way in which your experience would align with the criteria outlined within the role description. This statement should be no more than 2 pages in Arial point 11.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org : by 6th January 2021.