What the RNIB stands for is great, to give blind and partially sighted people the independence they deserve is amazing. However, this is overshadowed by incompetent management and lack of accountability.
Management at the RNIB have this unreal perception that they can get away with anything. Complaints made by oppressed staff seem to be disregarded by senior management and HR. HR are inherently inadequate, and they know themselves because we have a new HR business partner every 6 months!. The RNIB needs stability, not interim manages that move onto the next over payed job, once they've made a mess at the RNIB. There is a real deficiency of managers that take complaints seriously and choose to sweep things under the carpet - a real example of this is the RNIB Pears Scandal.
There is some deeply routed issues internally at the RNIB, and I welcome the Charity Commissions independent inquiry to find out what's really going on. Staff lower down try to make changes through complaints and grievances, but the RNIB is a failure in acting upon these. The RNIB is unsafe practice, and deserves competent managers to fully support its customers.
The current situation at the RNIB is dire, and the only way to bring it back from the brink is to eradicate the hard nose, self- serving managers and directors who are currently suffocating such an important and influential charity.
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