Employment - United Kingdom

We seek highly skilled, adventurous professionals to join our team and help us explore new ways to expand the reaches of eye care in the developing world. As an organization that operates internationally, our work environment benefits from the skills and abilities of a wide range of cultural values and traditions. We promote principles of equal employment opportunity and advance a work environment free of discrimination.

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Orbis Trustee

Orbis Charitable Trust (Orbis) is the UK operation of an international sight-saving charity. Through innovative programmes and partnerships, Orbis creates long-term, lasting solutions to prevent and treat blindness worldwide. By training medical staff, strengthening in-country eye care services, expanding quality eye care provision and preventing eye conditions, Orbis is able to make a significant contribution to the elimination of preventable blindness.

Orbis is seeking to appoint committed Trustees with relevant experience to participate on both the Board and one of the two sub-committees; the Programme Committee or the Audit Committee.

What the role involves:

  • Ensuring that Orbis is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Ensuring that Orbis is complying with its governing document and the law
  • Preparing for and attending Board meetings
  • Preparing for and attending sub-committee meetings
  • Supporting the staff of Orbis
  • Attending occasional evening events


Salary:   Voluntary

Location:  Central London

Applications from people with substantial experience in one of the following areas are welcomed; fundraising, digital marketing, PR & media and legal.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter to Kath Backhouse, Director of Finance and Operations, Orbis Charitable Trust, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ or kbackhouse@orbis.org.uk.

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