Chair and Trustees

Job Title: Chair and Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses
Reference: Vista - Chair and Trustees
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2019 13:56

Job Description

Vista is on the lookout for new trustees – could you be the next member of the board?

Vista changes lives. It is the leading provider of services to children and adults affected by sight loss.

After three successful years, our current Chair, Louisa Hosegood, is stepping down from her role. We are now looking to recruit new trustees to strengthen our board, one of whom will be our new Chair.

With experience of chairing a board or committee, our new chair will have a successful track record of senior leadership.

Susan Hoath, CEO, said “As well as providing effective and visible leadership internally, our chair will be an ambassador for Vista in our local communities and beyond, and will help us to realise our ambitions

“We’re extremely proud of our Board of Trustees, who accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, we are also looking for new Trustees who will provide strategic vision, innovation, scrutiny and challenge.”

Vista wants to hear from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including (but not exclusively), strategic finance; organisational development; clinical operations (particularly within the sight loss field); senior contracting or commissioning experience and lived experience of sight loss.

Vista is a local charity, and so it is important that our trustees have strong connections to the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our trustees are volunteers, but reasonable expenses will be paid.

For more information about these roles and details of how to apply please visit

For a confidential discussion about the roles please contact:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 |

Emma Harvey | 07702 678653 |

Closing date: 9am, Monday 4th November 2019

Vista is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.