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.
Sandra 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 also volunteers a lot of time in addition to her paid hours. She is a longstanding member of SVI. Sandra’s guide dog Jangle is an honorary member of the team too.
Sandra says: “I love my work with SVI and am wholly committed to user led services – that’s what makes SVI different.”
Kelley, SVI Outreach Enablement Worker
Kelley is employed through a grant from Awards for All. 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.”
Cassie, Information and Support Worker
Cassie’s post is part funded via Comic Relief. She offers information and support to visually impaired people who phone the office or drop in for sighted help.
Cassie says: “I adore being part of the team and highly value everything SVI stands for; supporting the VI community through my work is hugely rewarding.”
Susan, Business Support Officer
Susan is usually the first point of contact when you call SVI. She works 18.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday mornings.
She keeps the cogs turning 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.”