Volunteer – Role Profile

Driver – Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre

Torch Ethos

The Torch Trust aims can be summarised as ‘enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.’ To achieve this we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide.

Torch Trust has a distinctive culture that reflects its Christian beliefs and has been shaped by its history of seeking to be faithful to God’s guidance.

Our values inform the choices made by Torch, what we do and the way we do it. Our values are:-

Christ-centred; People-focussed; Openness; Creativity

We are a Christian mission and will seek to faithfully represent the Christian message in what we do and in what we say but we will never impose our faith or belief on others.

Occupational Requirements

Torch is a Christian Mission working primarily with Christian organisations and Christian clients. This role requires that the appointed person is in close contact with our users and/or supporters who are likely to expect to be interacting with a Christian person and may be required to pray and share Christian experiences. It is therefore a requirement of Torch Trust for the Blind that the person appointed is able to accept the Torch Basis of Faith and has an active involvement in a Christian Church.

Role context

Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre runs a full holiday programme for visually impaired people throughout the year. We have a number of guests who would love to attend one or more of our holidays; however this is difficult for them as they find public transport challenging.


Driver – Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre

Reports to

Liz Kinning – Facility Manager Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre.

In cooperation with

Assistant Manger Hospitality and other staff and volunteers

Main Purpose

We are looking for volunteer drivers who are willing to drive a guest from their own locality to our Centre in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, using their own vehicle.

Main duties and responsibilities

Desirable skills, experience and attributes

Special requirements

Expected hours and pattern of work

Torch has a flexible approach to the hours for which an individual volunteers for the Trust. This role does not have any fixed pattern for volunteering, each journey will take several hours – we do not anticipate that is role will involve many trips per year.

Risk Assessment


It is expected that all volunteers: