Trusts Executive

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Salary
£30,000 - £33,000
Closing date
20 Jan 2019
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2018 has been a momentous year for Sightsavers having reached incredible milestones around the world, this includes eliminating trachoma in Ghana, delivering our one millionth cataract operation and again being named as one of Givewell’s top Charities, to mention just a few. View the link below for the wonderful work carried out throughout the year.

https://www.sightsavers.org/news/2018/12/what-weve-achieved-in-2018/

The Trusts Executive role will therefore see the successful candidate join the organisation at a very exciting time and have an active and positive impact to the overall direction of the team and the organisation as a whole.

This excellent opportunity will manage and cultivate a portfolio of high-level trust and foundation donors and will be a major contributor to the development of Sightsavers’ International Trusts and Foundations programme.

International travel will be required to build donor relationships critical for the achievement of planned objectives, as well as taking personal responsibility for delivering targets in line with the Trust team strategy.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate or have equivalent work experience, have proven success maintaining and cultivating relationships with existing clients/donors, and have an interest in the charity sector and international development and possess excellent writing skills. Being fluent in German and or French will be a great advantage.

We are looking for a positive and solution focused individual who embraces challenging targets, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or responsibilities, for further details and person specification points, please read the Job Description attached to the advert in full.

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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