Firstly, the good:
A wonderful charity with an excellent history and reputation for helping people with low vision across the region. This is mainly achieve by dedicated staff and volunteers.
Bright and modern working environment.
Now the bad:
The centre had a new CEO almost two years ago. She is young, dynamic and ambitious. Unfortunately, she is not a people person unless you fit into two categories: You are young or have a Senior role. Otherwise, there is little engagement or interest in what you do.
The senior management team are running around like headless chickens! They of course delegate to very poorly paid middle managers, but despite this, they are juggling too many balls in the air. Hence, some key initiatives don’t get of the ground or bear fruit. They also have little time to support their workforce, giving rise to poor motivation. (In my first week, I overheard at least three staff talking of frustration of the lack management support and discussing looking for other jobs). You’ll also find it hard under the current regime, to be supported in personal development.
Don’t be put off if you wish to volunteer. But if it’s a career opportunity you are looking for, don’t get your hope up.