In the interests of being more open, responsive and involving people experiencing sight loss in the work of the organization, the National Council for the Blind (NCBI) are setting up a Community of Interest Panel – from which individuals could be placed onto the NCBI Board and / or Committees.
Nominations for the panel is open to adults who are vision impaired or blind, or parents / guardians of children who are vision impaired or blind.
Nominations are being sought from a variety of sources, including:-
- The general public.
- Those who have gone through our Advocacy training.
- Service Users.
- Those aligned to NCBI, including those who have volunteered.
- Volunteering Ireland and similar volunteer organisation.
Aligned to best practice, the term for participation on the panel would be limited to three years. There will also be a selection procedure before being placed on the Board and / or Committees. This would involve not relying solely on the person being a member of our community of interest, but we would also seek some level of interest from them in the board that they may serve on, and some alignment with the mission and plans of NCBI.
For further information or to register your interest to join the panel, please contact Kevin Kelly, Head of Advocacy– firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 830 7033