Blatchington Court Trust

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Based in Hove Park Villas, Blatchington Court Trust employs a great team of nine dedicated staff to support, inform and empower people throughout Sussex with sight loss under the age of thirty and their families. We do this by offering advocacy to help the parents of such children get suitable state education for them; by counselling and by coaching the young people; also, through advice on technology and advice about benefits, etc. and by helping them to develop social skills and confidence by organising and running social events. Occasionally, we provide financial grants. Our services change lives and we are proud to work with our incredible young people and their families to make these positive changes.


We now want to refresh, strengthen and diversify our Board to best represent our beneficiaries and their experience of life in Sussex with visual impairment.

In particular, the Trust is seeking to recruit people who have a background in law, property or finance. 



  • Opportunity to  broaden knowledge of the various forms of sight loss and how it impacts on the lives of children and young people
  • To be part of a financially secure charity and to share your experience, knowledge and skills to support the management of the charity
  • To  be part of a successful charity which makes a difference to the lives of young vision impaired individuals
  • To join in with social activities and events for our clients.

Practical Considerations

Time Commitment:

At least four meetings a year, each of about two hours, plus occasional meetings and sub-committees as agreed, plus time to read, and respond to relevant papers

Meetings are generally held quarterly on a Wednesday from 12:30 to 14:30.  On-site car parking is available and Hove Station and bus routes are close-by.

When do I need to be available?

Details Quarterly on a Wednesday between 12:30 and 14:30.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

6A Hove Park Villas
East Sussex

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  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training