Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Would you like to be a trustee for ABA?

Trustee Vacancies – Association of Blind Asians (Leeds)

Association of Blind Asians (ABA), a Leeds based charity for the visually impaired Black and minority ethnic population is seeking new trustees to join the Board.

We are a registered Charity in the process of applying to be a company limited by guarantee. Our vision is to promote and improve the quality of life of people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities with visual impairments within Leeds.

There are 10 trustees on the Board with three new vacancies.  We are looking to recruit:
Secretary – 1 post
General members – 2 posts 

The successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the skills, enthusiasm and passion to develop ABA further with knowledge in any of the following areas to complement existing Trustees:
~Health &Social care 
~Eye health-related

We serve over 200 Asian people with sight loss in Leeds. We employ a small number of staff including a Manager and 5 part time staff who deliver a wide range of free services throughout Leeds, including running a luncheon club, drop-in sessions, home visits and advocacy support. We work closely with health and social care and other local and national third sector organizations. 

This is an exciting and challenging time of growth and development for ABA. And this could provide you with an opportunity to use and develop your skills and make a real difference to the lives of our new and existing service users and their families.  

Trustees should be able to give a minimum of 4 hours per month and attend quarterly meetings, held in our Leeds Office. Trustee positions are voluntary and unpaid, but travel expenses are reimbursed.

ABA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity in employment and service provision. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to people affected by sight loss and the aims of the Charity, and ideally be currently resident or working in or near Leeds.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Leena Inamdar, Chair ABA on 07813701715 or Manager Debbani Ghosh on 0113 2103347 (office) or 07748444928.

Application form and further details can be downloaded below, or requested from the office number or by email to debbanig@abaleeds.org.uk. Interested candidates should send the completed application form along with their CV to ABA Management Committee, Touchstone Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX.

Application form - PDF format - Microsoft Word Format
Job description - PDF format

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