Sector vacancies


Talking News Coordinator, Beacon

Beacon are looking for an enthusiastic Talking News Coordinator to join the team. At Beacon, our Talking News service is vital to individuals living with sight loss to access local news, information and events with the aim of reducing loneliness and isolation for our listeners and ensuring local news is accessible for people living with a visual impairment. We’re looking for an ambitious, creative and determined person to develop and expand our Talking News service, creating fun and informative content and expanding the service across various digital platforms and diverse listeners. Candidates need to be confident in collating, recording and editing content and using the technology required for production of the Talking News.

For further information including the application form, go to the Beacon recruit website.


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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