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Convener of the Finance and Investments Committee/Trustee

Convener of the Finance & Investments Committee and Trustee

Non remunerated

Headquartered in Edinburgh, however meetings may take place in other locations across Scotland, and occasionally online


Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are Scotland’s charities that support people living with sight loss. They provide a range of services including education, rehabilitation, and assistive technology to help people live independently and participate fully in society. Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have a mission to transform outcomes for people with sight loss, unite partners and communities to support more people and to thrive and care for the people they support and work with. The values and purpose of the organisation are crucial threads in making sure that non-one should face sight loss alone.

For 230 years, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have been supporting people impacted by vision loss with a substantial reach across Scotland, working for all ages of society.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans play an important role in continually shifting the conversation around sight loss, and contributing to achieving a fair, equitable society. Their services reflect the times we live in and meet the changing needs of the people they support.

The role

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are on the search to add to their dynamic board with the next Convener of their Finance & Investments Committee.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic support to a values-led organisation and to make real-life impact for better outcomes for people with sight loss.

This is a great time to be a Convener of the Finance & Investments Committee for Sight Scotland and Scotland Veterans. The organisation has a new strategy and has recently gone through an exciting restructure of its Executive Leadership Team, where for the first time, services of the two charities have been brought together, bringing opportunities to work together for people with sight loss.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Strategic level experience in financial strategy and planning is essential as is experience of chairing senior leadership and/or committee meetings
  • Recent experience of a leadership role within a charity, social enterprise or not for profit organisation. However, holding a senior role within other sectors will be considered too.
  • Experience of the day-to-day operations of a complex and/or growing organisation.
  • Involvement in the strategic planning process for a complex and/or growing organisation.


Evidence of strategic level experience in one of the following areas is desirable:

  • Organisational change, including operational efficiency improvements.
  • Audit
  • Customer and client engagement
  • Property and Estates Management
  • Corporate and/or charity governance
  • Medical research


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, its strategic objectives and mission, and an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss is essential.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans’ welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. As younger people and those from an ethnic minority background are currently under-represented on the Board, applications from such individuals would be particularly encouraged. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.

Further information is available at:

The successful candidate should be willing to commit the time necessary to the Board. Board meets are held up to six times a year. In addition, the Finance & Investments Committee normally meets three times a year.

If you are interested in making a difference for those with sight loss and have the financial skills and experience to head up the Finance & Investments Committee of a complex and growing charitable organisation, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, get in touch with Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2024