Sector vacancies


Family Support Officer, Victa

An opportunity has arisen, to further develop and implement Victa’s family support service to meet the needs of children with sight loss. The role will also facilitate opportunities for parents and carers to enable them to better meet their children’s needs and aspirations. You will have a caring and empathetic nature and will play an integral role in the development of self-sustainable support networks to enable parents and carers to share experiences and provide peer support, in line with the diverse cultural values which exist in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Salary: £22,665.75 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term till 30 September 2022

Closing date: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 29 January 2020

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Fundraising Manager, Galloways

Location: Preston

The Fundraising Manager will lead a team of fundraisers to increase the overall fundraising income in order to support Galloway’s ambitious strategic plan. To do this, the role will develop, implement and manage an income generation strategy across a range of channels, including community, corporate, events and individuals to meet annual and longer-term fundraising objectives.

Salary: £30,000

Reports to: Head of Income Generation and Communications

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type Permanent

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Activities Co-ordinator, Halifax Society for the Blind

Location: Halifax

The Activities Co-ordinator will work with HSB’s service users, staff, volunteers, and partner organisations to ensure that we plan and provide a smoothly run programme of activities. The post will work flexibility, creativity, and collaboratively, to expand the range of relevant activities for local people with sight loss, including task-focussed and time-limited groups, social groups, off-site activities and experiences, meals out, visits, day trips, and support individuals own activities including advice about options for planned breaks.

Hours: 20 hrs pw (mostly regular, but also flexible, throughout the week according to need)

Salary: £20,548 pro rata (£10.68 per hour)

Contract Status: Permanent

Reporting to: Chief Officer

Closing date: 9am Monday 20 January 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, Kent Association for the Blind

Location: Bromley and Bexley

KAB are seeking an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) to be based across Orpington and Sidcup hospitals and covering Bromley and Bexley’s area of service. The main purpose of the role is to provide early, responsive support, information and advice to help people cope with the emotional, psychological, social & economic difficulties that can arise following diagnosis of an eye condition; helping people to maximise their independence and wellbeing. The role will be based at Princess Royal University Orpington, Queen Mary Hospital Sidcup, Bromley Sight Centre, 18 Blyth Road, Bromley, BR1 3RX and covering the area of service.

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £21,853 – £28,495 per annum.

Closing date:  9am on Thursday 30 January 2020

Interviews: Thursday 13 February 2020

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Rehabilitation Worker (ROVI), North East Sensory Services

Location:  Aberdeen

As Rehabilitation Worker, you will undertake assessments and reviews of specialist rehabilitation for blind and vision impaired people. You will establish a training plan designed to meet an individual’s needs, providing information and advice and work with others in the organisation as well as outside agencies. We offer an integrated sensory service, supportimng people who have sight loss, hearing loss and both.

A Certificate or Diploma HE Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) is required for this post.

Hours: 25 hours per week

Salary: £29,041-£33,202 pro rata (SJC Scale pt. 30-35)

Contract: permanent

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Community Outreach Worker, iSightCornwall

Location: Truro, Cornwall – Covering Cornwall

iSightCornwall are seeking a people person with ideas and enthusiasm for delivering high-quality services to adults living with sight loss. iSightCornwall is an award-winning dynamic charity that provides a range of social, development and employability-related activities to enable and inspire individuals to improve their wellbeing, self-confidence and independence.

You will be based in Truro and spend time out and about across Cornwall, at events and visiting people in their own homes or in community settings, speaking to individuals and families. You will get to know local services, build networks and work in partnership with other agencies. You do not need any experience of sight loss.

Job Type: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £18,000

Closing date: 5pm Monday 3 February 2020

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HR Advisor, British Blind Sport

Role type: Voluntary

Contract: Permanent

British Blind Sport are seeking a HR Advisor to provide advice and guidance to the BBS board and the CEO on matters related to employment, oversee the employment affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional, current and within accepted practice. You will ensure proper records are kept and that effective employment and HR procedures are in place and lead from the board on matters related to employment changes, disputes and related issues. The successful candidate will be an active member of the BBS HR sub-committee.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 20 January 2020

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Trusts & Foundations Officer, British Blind Support

Location: Flexible within Warwickshire/West Midlands

British Blind Sport (BBS) is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual to support the activities of the BBS Head Office. The role is within the Fundraising Team and we will also consider applications from freelance Trust Fundraisers.

You will play a key role in supporting income generating activities that support the whole organisation and help British Blind Sport to achieve its aims and objectives. You will work alongside the Fundraising Manager on the Trusts and Foundations programme and manage prospecting, bid-writing and reporting for small grants. You will work to a target to sustain and grow income from Trusts and Foundations and support other fundraising activities, as needed, across a range of income streams.

Hours: 2 days per week (15hrs)

Closing date: 12pm Tuesday 9 January 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 21 January 2020

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Finance Director, British Blind Sport

Location: Leamington Spa

British Blind Sport (BBS) is the National Governing Body for blind and partially sighted sport.  Our mission is to make a ‘visible difference through sport’ and we aim to change the lives of visually impaired (VI) children and adults through sport and physical activity.

To support this work and to help us to demonstrate our commitment to VI sport we are looking for an Independent Director with responsibility for Finance, Audit and Accounting. This is an unremunerated role however reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Hours: Meetings are held at our offices in Leamington Spa. There is an expectation that board members will attend a minimum of 4 meetings per annum.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020

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