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Registered Charity No: 216092

Communications & Fundraising Director (job share, 15 to 20 hours per week, 12 month fixed-term): £40k pro rata

Beacon was established in 1875 with its charitable aim “To promote the relief of visually impaired persons”. For almost 150 years we have supported thousands of visually impaired people and their families adapt to sight loss and live as independently as practicable within their homes and communities.

As part of our Ambition 2025 strategy we are embarked upon a substantial transformation of our services, with significant opportunities to enhance and expand our reach to meet the ever growing demand for sight loss support.

As this transformation develops alongside broader developments within the sight loss sector, we need to ensure that our cross cutting corporate services evolve to provide the appropriate support and that we effectively track and report performance to reassure investors and enable additional resources to enhance on-going developments.

Our operational services include site based support at Sedgley and Stourbridge, coupled across the Black Country and Staffordshire with supported employment programmes, community based activity and sports initiatives, and mobile sight loss advice.

Our current innovations include the development of digital design and fabrication facilities to provide upto date skills and training for visually impaired, collaborations with Universities and technology developers on Virtual Reality devices and accessible connected autonomous vehicles and a future network of dispersed service provision.

This is a hugely exciting role that has the potential to make a difference to many 1000’s of people living with sight loss across our operating geography by ensuring the continued development of innovative and accessible services to existing and future customers.

Are you an outstanding communications professional who wants to improve the life of others?
The Beacon Centre, a long-established charity supporting those with visual impairment, is recruiting a communications and fundraising director.
This role is a fixed-term 12 month contract on a job share with the emphasis on communications including press, partnership development and BAME activities, our talking news and website.
Fundraising experience is desirable but not essential.

We’re a hugely ambitious and innovative charity and if you think you’ve got what it takes to help us make a difference then get in touch. If you are interested in the post, please view the person specification (C&FD) for this role and use the Application Form (2018) which must be emailed to: hr@beaconvision.org

If you wish to discuss the position please contact Debbie Fox, Strategic HR Business Partner On 01902 880111.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th October. Interviews will take place on Monday 15th October 2018. 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer: Salary – ca £64k

WANTED: a forward thinking Chief Executive Officer with the energy, flair, and commitment to customers, innovative technology and services that make a tangible difference to the blind and partially sighted community.

We are embarked upon a substantial transformation of our services as part of our Ambition 2025 strategy, with significant opportunities to enhance and expand our reach to meet the ever growing demand for sight loss support. In recent years Beacon has established a reputation for innovation, creativity and quality of its services. We have developed collaborative partnerships within and across the sight loss sector, with the potential to produce positive benefits to customers and firm foundations from which to continue to further develop.

Our operational services include site based support at Sedgley and Stourbridge, coupled across the Black Country and Staffordshire with supported employment programmes, community based activity and sports initiatives, plus mobile sight loss advice.

We have well established trading activities and are closely involved with innovations including the development of digital design and fabrication facilities to provide up to date skills and training for visually impaired. We also collaborate with Universities and technology developers on Virtual Reality devices and accessible connected autonomous vehicles, plus embarking upon a future network of dispersed community service provision.

This is a hugely exciting role that has the potential to make a difference to many 1000’s of people living with sight loss across our operating geography by ensuring the continued development, in partnership, innovative and accessible services to existing and future customers.

We are seeking an experienced senior executive to lead the Beacon team and realise our ambitious plans to the benefit of customers. You will need to be passionate about customer led services, collaborative working, and have a flair for innovation, coupled with an ability to network widely at all levels of organisation.

If you have a track record of strategic delivery, including oversight of Business Plans, performance management and meeting budgetary targets, coupled with a breadth of knowledge and the drive to make a difference, then we would love to hear from you.

If you wish to discuss the position, contact Vicky Cooper on 01902 880111 in the first instance. Please read the job description (CEO) and person specification (CEO). To apply, please complete the Application Form (CEO) and email it to: hr@beaconvision.org

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 21 September 2018 with assessments taking place on Friday 5th October 2018.

 

Assistant Shop Manager Bloxwich Shop – £7.85 per hour for 16 hours a week, working over 3 days (with alternate Saturdays) The ideal candidate will have proven retail and customer service experience. Have a working knowledge of EPOS systems and be able to maximise sales with regard to stock control, pricing of merchandise and quality control. If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please download a copy of the Person Specification (ASMB), Job Description (ASMB) and Application Form (2018) All completed applications must be return by email to: hr@beaconvision.org CV’s will not be accepted. If a suitable candidate is found before the closing date, we will remove the listing.  Closing date: 7 September 2018.  
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: Home visiting volunteer – view the job description for this role (HVV) Community voice volunteer – view the job description for this Stourbridge day centre volunteer – view the job description for this role (SDCV) To apply or learn more, please contact Becky Sinar on: BSinar@beaconvision.org or call 01902 880 111. No deadline – we will remove the advert when we have filled all the spaces.
Grants and Trust Support Volunteer Would you like to help organise Beacon events and research new grant guidance? We’ve got a new volunteer role available with flexible hours that could suit you. Find out more on the link below or contact Becky on 01902 880 111. Grants Trusts Admin Support – Volunteer JD 05 01 2017 Community Voice Volunteer Could you help us shout about the work that the Beacon Centre is doing? We are after some new community voice volunteers to help us spread the work about sight loss. Find out more on the link below or call Becky on 01902 880 111. Community Voice volunteers
Volunteer Driver’s Mate Have you got some free time to help our van drivers when they are out and about collecting goods for our shops? We are after a driver’s mate. Contact Becky on 01902 880 111 or bsinar@beaconvision.org or find out more on the link below: Volunteer Drivers Mate