Sector vacancies

 

Director of Community Services & Knowledge Village, Henshaws

Henshaws are recruiting for a Director of Community Services & Knowledge Village to lead the development of Henshaws knowledge across Greater Manchester, the UK and Worldwide. They will direct Community Services as the leading provider and partner to political, charitable, statutory health providers and other partners. They will be responsible for increasing our charitable audience and deliver against our tri-angle of care strategy; an alliance between service user, professional and carer/wider support network.

For further information on the Communications Officer role, go to the British Blind Sports website.

Trustees x2, Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust are looking to recruit two exceptional people to join their current trustee board of eight members in giving strategic direction to this important work, preferably with experience in the following areas:

For further information on the Trustees role, go to the Thomas Pocklington Trust website.

Director, Telephones for the Blind

Telephones for the Blind are appointing their first ever Director to raise this successful charity to a new level enabling people who are blind or visually impaired, to access communication methods that would otherwise be unaffordable to them.

Person description

We are looking for a Director able to deliver the strategic objectives agreed by the Board and grow the charity into a major force in communications support. The Director will work with local blind societies across the country to deliver high quality services. We are looking for an individual who is used to innovating, practical in making decisions and active in delivering services. The Director will have experience of fund raising and budgeting, administering services and financial planning.

Telephones for the Blind

50 years ago our founders met a communication need with the technology of the day. They ran a club in Reigate for people who were blind or visually impaired, but could not communicate with many of their members because they could not afford to have a telephone. They came up with the idea of providing telephone lines for club members and Telephones for the Blind was born. Over the last few years we have increased our range of offers to include smart phones adapted for people who are blind and broadband provision to enable the use of applications such as Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp. We plan to move on to providing AI devices such as Amazon Alexa.

For queries or an application pack with equal opportunities form and GDPR privacy notice, please contact Sandra Chenery on 01372 869962 or email schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk

To apply, please send your CV, accompanying letter, signed GDPR privacy notice and complete equal opportunities form to Sandra Chenery email schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk or by post to Sandra Chenery, Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9JX. Please send in Word, formatted as accessible documents.

Virtual Research and Campaigns Intern (Sight Loss Council), Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust have an exciting internship opportunity for a blind or partially sighted person to join their Sight Loss Councils team.

Over the course of a 3-month placement, you will be provided with support and development opportunities to learn how user-led campaigns are organised, become an expert at using social media to amplify messaging and using research to inform decision making! Previous experience is not necessary, but you do need to demonstrate a passion for the role, a commitment to your personal development and the drive to work hard.

For further information on the Virtual Research and Campaigns intern (Sight Loss Council) role, go to the Thomas Pocklington website.

Virtual Projects and Research Intern (Technology Services), Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust have an exciting internship opportunity for a blind or partially sighted person to join their Technology Services team.

Over the course of a 3-month placement, you will be provided with support and development opportunities to become an assistive and inclusive technology expert, to get your hands on some of the best cutting edge gadgets and become an authority on assistive technology for blind and partially sighted people! Previous experience is not necessary, but you do need to demonstrate a passion for the role, a commitment to your personal development and the drive to work hard.

For further information on the Virtual Projects and Research Intern (Technology Services) role, go to the Thomas Pocklington website.

Virtual London Vision Intern

Thomas Pocklington Trust have an exciting internship opportunity for a blind or partially sighted person to join the London Vision team.

Over the course of a 3-month placement, you will be provided with support and development opportunities to improve your customer service skills by carrying out customer satisfaction surveys, improve your confidence and give you experience in evaluation methods which are used across the charity sector. Previous experience is not necessary, but you do need to demonstrate a passion for the role, a commitment to your personal development and the drive to work hard.

For further information on the Virtual London Vision Intern role, go to the Thomas Pocklington website.

Communications Officer, British Blind Sport

Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping others and improving people’s lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join British Blind Sports’ small but ambitious and friendly team, as the Communications Officer. The successful candidate will be oversee the charity’s marketing and communications programme, both internally and externally, raising the profile of British Blind Sport’s membership, supporting campaigns and promoting a broad range of projects, events and fundraising activities. A strong foundation has been created and we are looking for an outstanding individual to take our communications to the next level.

You can read the full job advert here: Communications Officer Job Advert

For further information or to apply for the Communications Officer role, go to the British Blind Sports website.

Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Officer , 4Sight Vision Support

4Sight Vision Support was established in 1921 to support blind and visually impaired people living in West Sussex. They are now seeking to recruit a Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Officer to sit within the Fundraising/Marketing Communications team and will be implementing the grant making strategy. This is an exciting time to join the team, having just completed a Fundraising Audit of all income streams, you will have the opportunity to really shape our new strategy for trusts and foundations fundraising. Next year also sees them celebrate our 100th Anniversary and there are lots of exciting plans in the pipeline.

You can read the full job description here:

Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Officer Ad

For an application pack, please contact vacancies@4sight.org.uk

York: Support Worker, Wilberforce Trust

Wilberforce Trust are offering a rewarding and challenging role where you can make a real difference to the lives of individuals with visual impairments and other complex disabilities. The work is person centred and we aim to help each individual to live as independently and fully as possible. Our Support workers provide daily support and personal care, and once fully trained will administer medication to our tenants. All staff are supported to achieve the Care Certificate and complete their induction period.

Find out more about the York: Support Worker and details on how to apply on the Wilberforce Trust website.

Three Trustees, Kingston Association for the Blind (KAB)

Kingston Association for the Blind have three exciting opportunities to join the Board of Trustees which have arisen due to the retirement of two Trustees:

Find out more about the Trustees vacancies and details on how to apply on the KAB website. For an informal chat with the present Chairman/Treasurer, or Secretary please contact the KAB Office on 020 8605 0060 / 07458 301583, or email kingstonassoc@btconnect.com

Volunteering opportunity

 

Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council Member, Sight Loss Council

Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to join their community of blind and partially sighted advocates and help support visually impaired people in Bedfordshire to live the lives they want to lead. As a Sight Loss Council member your duties may include putting forward local issues affecting your community at Sight Loss Council meetings (ie pavement parking, guide dog refusals etc) or taking part in accessibility testing sessions, forums, seminars and contributing to public consultations. If you’re interested in gaining advocacy experience, and are a great communicator and confident with technology (or willing to learn), then we want to hear from you! We will provide you with core training and ongoing opportunities to learn and develop in your role.

For further information read the attached advertisement Become a Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council member with deadline

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