Visionary is looking for new trustees

In addition to looking for people with lived experience of visual impairment, our recent skills audit identified that we need trustees with experience and knowledge of financial management, income generation, communication, marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation. All Visionary trustees are expected to have a good understanding of what good and effective governance is.

We know that our board is underrepresented by women, young people and people from the LGBTQI+ and BAME communities and we want to change that.

Collectively, Visionary members reach 225,000 blind and partially sighted people and spend over £96,000,000 to deliver much needed, front-line services. We are in the final stages of developing an ambitious strategy, therefore we want creative and interested trustees to help make the plans a reality.

Being a Visionary trustee is a voluntary role, however we do pay all reasonable costs incurred as part of the role. We need you to actively participate in four board meetings each year. We want you to be involved with our strategic development and support and we estimate this will take about 20 hours of your time each year, in addition to the meetings.

As we seek to grow and develop our board, we are keen to know what our members think we need and should have on our board of trustees – and would really like to hear from you if you have any views on that.

Our new trustees will receive training, induction and, if you are new to a Trustee role, support from other Visionary Trustees and the leadership team.

For an informal conversation about becoming a trustee, or if you would like to offer your thoughts on what our board needs, please email Fiona in the first instance on

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