Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind

Current Vacancies

Honorary Treasurer

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced finance professional to join the KAB Board of Trustees to take up the position of Treasurer early in 2019.

The overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of KAB affairs, ensuring financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.  You will also ensure KAB is accountable to its beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and the public in general.

Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for running the charity, for its finances and the employment of staff.  Our Trustees are involved in developing the future of KAB and its work, advising and working with staff and making policy decisions. Effective Trustee Boards need a range of people with a good mix of skills.  Some with a real understanding of the needs to be met and others with good financial, business and management experience.  Half of our current Board are blind or partially sighted and as we aim to maintain or exceed that ratio, we are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience of sight loss.

If you are interested and would like an informal chat with the present Treasurer or Chair please telephone 020 8605 0060 or email [email protected] the KAB Office and they will forward your details on.

Kingston Talking Newspaper Producer

The Kingston Talking Newspaper for the Blind is a Weekly digest of local news and events sent out free to around eighty blind and/or sight restricted residents of Kingston. It is one of the services offered by KAB.

The talking newspaper is produced in Surbiton by a team of volunteer producers and readers. Recording takes place on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings, using a desk top computer and specialised editing programme. The 'newspaper'  is then copied on to memory sticks and sent to listeners.

There is a need for new volunteers, particularly to train as producers. If you would like to consider joining the team, and would like to know more about what is involved, please contact Phil Margree on 020 8549 2783 or email [email protected]