Trustee Vacancies

Beacon Vision, is a leading regional charity, supporting people across the Black Country and Staffordshire impacted by Sight Loss. The charity first began life in 1875 and in that time has supported thousands of people and had a huge impact on the visually impaired community. Over time the charity has evolved to be a leading innovator in the sector supporting academic and commercial research into new technologies from autonomous vehicles to virtual reality headsets and developing sports, rehabilitation and employment programmes, which give people back their independence and confidence.

We are dedicated to making a visible difference for people with sight loss.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees made up of up to twelve people with a diverse range of skills and experience who together, ensure that the charity is effectively operated in pursuit of our charitable aims. There is also a wholly owned trading arm and CIC that govern our Enterprise activities including retail, hospitality and opticians. The charity’s turnover is c. £3million and we employ 140 staff and are supported by over 276 volunteers.

We are currently recruiting to two voluntary Trustee roles, with specialisms in Fundraising and/or Marketing and Food & Drink/Hospitality.  Please click on the links below to find out more about each role, and how to apply.

Trustee – Fundraising/Marketing

Trustee – Food and Drink/Hospitality

Talking News Coordinator

15 hours per week

£18000 – £21000 pro rata


Beacon Vision is committed to making a visible difference for people with sight loss, and we’re looking for an enthusiastic Talking News Coordinator to join the team.

At Beacon, our Talking News service is vital to individuals living with sight loss to access local news, information and events with the aim of reducing loneliness and isolation for our listeners and ensuring local news is accessible for people living with a visual impairment.    

We’re looking for an ambitious, creative and determined person to develop and expand our Talking News service, creating fun and informative content and expanding the service across various digital platforms and diverse listeners.

Candidates need to be confident in collating, recording and editing content and using the technology required for production of the Talking News.

If you’re passionate about making a difference to others, able to manage a team of volunteers and will be able to take ownership of the Talking News, then it’s the ideal opportunity.

In return we offer flexible working and competitive benefits including generous holiday allowance, Simply Health cash plan and pension, plus a fun environment led by an inspirational CEO.

To find out more and to apply for this role, please visit our recruitment site Beacon Recruit:

Closing date: 1st October 2020

If you do not hear within four weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Care and Support Worker

Variety of shifts and hours available

£8.89 – £9.20 per hour

At Beacon Domiciliary care, we provide support to adults with personal care, to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.

We are currently looking to recruit Care and Support Workers to work both within the community and in our accommodation at Beacon Centre, to deliver this personal care. It is essential that applicants have a driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is flexible.
  • Can work full days and alternate weekends.
  • Has experience of working with vulnerable adults.
  • Is an excellent communicator.
  • Is empathetic, patient and has a caring nature.
  • A qualification within the health and social care industry is desirable.

All successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, have a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle. Personal or paid experience in home care will be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please see the Job Description below, and send your CV with a cover letter to

Job Description

Closing date: Rolling Recruitment

If you do not hear within four weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Volunteers Needed
Could you give the gift of your time?
If you would like to meet new people and help to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss, we are looking to recruit volunteer for the following areas:

To apply or learn more, please contact  Debbie Fox via email at or call 01902 880 111. No deadline – We will remove the advert when we have filled all the spaces.