Posted on :
20 Nov, 2020
20 Nov, 2020
Established in 1998, SAMBT specialises in orientation and mobility (O&M) training for blind and partially sighted people. We focus on rural and township areas. We also run training programmes for children at schools for the blind. We do this throughout the country.SAMBT uses an outreach model. Here we deploy our O&M practitioners to a local area for a period of three months. They live in that local community and work intensively on a one-on-one basis with the blind trainees there.
As SAMBT works in under-privileged areas it does not charge individuals for training or for white canes and other assistive devices. Instead, its funding comes from donors, including the Gauteng Department of Health, several corporates, the National Lotteries Commission and various trusts and foundations. SAMBT also does advocacy work, the aim being to grow the number of O&M Practitioners in the field.SAMBT is a registered Trust. It is also registered as a Non-profit Organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development (007 – 220 NPO). SAMBT has Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status.
The organisation is overseen by a Board of Trustees, currently comprising seven members with skills relevant to the running of the organisation. The trustees are representative in terms of race, gender and visual impairment.They employ five O&M Practitioners. A small team manages and administers the organisation. In addition, we employ, on contract, a fundraiser and an expert monitoring and evaluation consultant.
Job Title: Managing Trusteet
Employment Type: 75 percent to full time post – negotiable
Due to the upcoming retirement of the current incumbent, SAMBT is seeking to appoint a Managing Trustee, who will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation and be a member of the Board of Trustees. SAMBT specialises in orientation and mobility (O&M) training for blind and partially sighted people.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled professional and ethical leader with management and administration experience and funding ability. They should be willing to take the initiative, solve problems, proactively address issues and make decisions that demonstrate good judgement. The ideal candidate will be a team player, with good interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative management style. Candidates should be strongly motivated by the work done by SAMBT, ideally demonstrated through previous involvement with the blindness sector or people with disabilities.
SAMBT, an NGO specialising in orientation and mobility (O&M) training for blind and partially sighted people, is seeking to appoint a Managing Trustee. The Managing Trustee will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation and be a member of the Boad of Trustees. The position has become available because the current Managing Trustee, who founded the organisation and is himself a blind person, is due to retire.
The Managing Trustee (MT) is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and will oversee and work with the relevant staff and consultants as well as playing a key role in fundraising and advocacy. The MT will be a member of the Board of Trustees and serve as the key interface between the Board and the day-to-day activities of the organisation.The MT will work from home, as do our other staff and our consultants.
Please submit a CV, three references and a motivational letter to [email protected]. Please quote the reference “Managing Trustee Application” in the subject line.
Application Deadline: 30 November 2020