Our volunteer Trustees are supported by SVI’s paid staff team who work hard in and out of the office to meet SVI members’ needs.
Sandra, SVI Development Worker
Sandra works with the Trustees, staff and members to develop services, apply for grants and make sure that SVI has the correct systems and policies in place to move forward.
She is employed to work part-time with SVI for 18.5 hours a week. She is usually in the office, or out at meetings or visits, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sandra volunteers a lot of her own time in addition to her paid hours. She is a longstanding member of SVI.
Sandra says: “I love my work with SVI and am wholly committed to user led services – that’s what makes SVI different.”
Sandra is seconded from Sandwell Council to work with SVI.
Kelley, SVI Enablement and Engagement Worker
Kelley is employed part-time through a grant from Awards for All and SVI core funding. She works 24 hours a week over 4 days. She offers help and support at most of SVI’s activities and events. She encourages members to get the most from SVI activities.
Kelley says: “I thoroughly enjoy my role as an enablement worker, I’m very passionate about it and do every job within my role with all I have.”
Susan, Business Support Officer
Susan is generally the first point of contact when you call SVI. She works 18.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday mornings.
She keeps the office running smoothly and gets letters and information out to members and friends.
Susan says: “Working for SVI has opened my mind. Every day is different and I learn something new every week. I love meeting all our members at our events and enjoy getting involved when I can.”
Sandra is seconded from Sandwell Council to support SVI.
Nigel Self, Volunteers Coordinator
Nigel is the newest addition to the team. His role is to raise the profile of SVI and enable us to recruit, retain, reward and develop volunteers. He is working on volunteer policies and procedures.
Nigel is employed thanks to a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Empowering People in Communities (EPIC) Fund. A key part of his role is to encourage both visually impaired and sighted people to volunteer with us. Find out how you can volunteer with us.
Nigel works part-time, 20 hours per week.