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      Meet the Team

      Over the years a wonderful and committed community of people has been brought to the ministry of Torch. It is the prayers and dedication of this group that has helped Torch’s ministry to thrive. Some of us have the privilege of serving in more formal positions as trustees and staff:

      Trustees

      Dr. Mike Townsend

      Chair of Trustees

      Jamie Dormandy

      Trustee

      Julia Chapman

      Trustee

      Marilyn Baker

      Trustee

      Tony Brown

      Trustee

      Ifeolu Akintunde

      Trustee

      Leadership

      Tim Jeffery

      Chief Executive Officer

      Mandy Blow

      Head of Services

      Paul Wood

      Head of Technical Services

      Michael Heaney

      Head of Central Services

      Services Team

      Keren Mallinson

      Client Services & Resources Team Leader

      Suzanne Powell

      Client Services Senior Advisor

      Laura Jones

      Client Services Advisor

      Tina Noble

      Client Services Advisor

      Becky Davies

      Sight Loss Friendly Church Coordinator

      Matthew Horspool

      Sight Loss Friendly Church Advisor

      Leonard Campbell

      Torch Fellowship Groups Coordinator

      Technical Services Team

      Paul Rhodes

      Production Team Leader

      Michael Mills

      Production Assistant

      Mark Gamage

      Production Assistant

      James Brookman

      Audio Transcription Coordinator

      Ildi Marson

      Text Transcription Coordinator

      Central Services Team

      Suzie James

      Supporter Development Coordinator

      Niall Geddes

      Finance Assistant

      Join our growing team

      It is important that we take time to ensure that both volunteer and Torch fit well together, that the role is well suited to the volunteer and that they gain a real sense of fulfillment in undertaking these duties. New volunteer applications will therefore be initially invited to speak with a supervisor and, as appropriate, to visit us to learn more about the work we do.

      Vacancy

      Sight Loss Friendly Church Advisor

      To work alongside the SLFC Coordinator, Advisor and volunteers to develop excellent engagement with churches.

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      Vacancy

      Torch Together Coordinator

      To plan and deliver a programme of virtual and in-person events and holidays that provide Torch clients with an opportunity to gather for fellowship, fun, relaxation and spiritual encouragement.

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