Chief Executive

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Closing date: Monday 22 August 2022
Location: Fetcham, Surrey (Leatherhead with some hybrid working)
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £65,000-£70,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: Monday 5 September 2022

Sight for Surrey, based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead, is an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life.   We are celebrating our centenary year having been established in 1922 to support people who were blind, often as a result of fighting in the First World War.

Today we support more than 8,000 people with sensory impairments across the County of Surrey and operate a significant multi-sensory contract for Adults as a strategic partner of Surrey County Council, and a contract for children and young people with vision impairments. In June this year we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering.

We’re here for individuals and their family, delivering specialist, hands-on, practical services tailored to their needs. We want to inspire people to take the small steps today and achieve the breakthroughs tomorrow.

Our services include: professional assessment and rehabilitation; social work for people who are D/deaf; mobility training; life skills for children and young people who are vision impaired; specialist equipment provision; welfare benefits advice; low vision assessment; BSL interpreting; and deafblind one-to-one support.

Annual turnover is about £2.7 million of which 70% is derived from contracts with Surrey County Council. The rest of our income is generated by trust fund and other grants, donations and multiple fund raising activities. There are over 118 full-time and part-time staff and a further 125 volunteers.

We are seeking a Chief Executive with the leadership, management and inter-personal skills to run and develop Sight for Surrey.

As our new Chief Executive, you will work with the Chairman and Board as well as the senior management team to take Sight for Surrey into its second century as a confident, efficient and respected organisation.

How to apply:

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07961 988 523 or email

For more information, (the pack is available to download and to apply online) please visit:   Apply for: Chief Executive | NFP (

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement, which should be around two sides of A4 and set out your motivations and credentials for the role.


For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight for Surrey website:

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