Job Vacancies

We have two new exciting opportunities to join our team at Sight Concern.

We are hiring a Connections Sight Loss Advisor and a Technology Coordinator.

 
For more information please see below.

 

Connections Sight Loss Advisor 

 

Salary:  £10.25 per hour / £9,594 per annum

 Hours: 18 hours per week including some evenings and weekends

 

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and experienced individual to develop and lead our group support services for people who are blind or partially sighted, supporting people to adapt to sight loss and develop peer to peer relationships.

You will organise, coordinate and promote the group sessions. This will include delivering ‘Living Well with Sight Loss’ support sessions for people coming to terms with their diagnosis, facilitating regular face-to-face sight loss support groups, online and telephone support groups, and having oversight of our Facebook support group.

You will initiate and nurture peer-to-peer groups to thrive independently, assisting with the recruitment of and supporting volunteers who assist with group activities.

The hours of work are flexible, to be worked in accordance with the needs of the charity.  Your hours will be agreed in advance and will include some evening and weekend work.

About You:

You will have experience of peer activities, social or support groups and understand how they work and their value.  You will have an understanding of sight loss and the impact of this. You will have experience of working with volunteers.

You are committed and able to support people to represent their own skills, experiences and views to others.  You are also able to ensure that all those attending the group have the chance to speak or be listened to.

You will have good communication skills and a thorough understanding of how the principles of client confidentiality apply to your role.

 How to Apply:

 You should submit completed application forms to k.wakefield@sightconcern.co.uk later than 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 1st July

Interviews and assessments for this role will take place on Thursday 8th July. We reserve the right to change this date.

 If you have any questions about the role, please contact us via email at info@sightconcern.co.uk or telephone 01905 723245

For details of this and other career opportunities visit our website www.sightconcern.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete DBS disclosure and provide referee details.

Start dates will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory DBS check and references.

Whilst all applications are judged on merit alone, we would welcome applications from people who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please get in touch.

 

Technology Coordinator

 

 Salary: £10.75 – £12.35 / £12,577.50 – £14,449.50 per year dependent of experience (£21,000-24,000, pro rata)

 Hours: 22.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends

 We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and knowledgeable individual to develop and lead our technology service for blind and partially sighted people.

You will work in close partnership with other specialist providers to develop a range of technology services providing information, advice and support that promotes independence for blind and partially sighted people.

You will identify gaps and collaborate to develop joint services, avoiding duplication and making the most of the resources available.  This will include signposting, delivery of training and support to groups and individuals, oversight of volunteers and leading innovation in technology across the charity.

About You:

You will have a passion for technology and its potential to empower people to lead more independent lives.  You will have a knowledge of how mainstream and specialist technology can assist blind and partially sighted people.

You will have an understanding of sight loss and the impact of this and other barriers to using technology.  You will be able to engage and inspire people who may not have used technology before.  You will be eager to continue your own professional development in the field in order that clients have the most up to date information and support.  

You will be confident delivering information, advice and training to a range of people, with different levels of technical knowledge or experience, in a variety of settings. You will be able to provide access to appropriate support depending on what each individual wants to achieve.

 How to Apply:

 You should submit completed application  forms to k.wakefield@sightconcern.co.uk later than 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 1st July

Interviews and assessments for this role will take place on Monday 12th July. We reserve the right to change this date.

 If you have any questions about the role, please contact us via email at info@sightconcern.co.uk or telephone 01905 723245

For details of this and other career opportunities visit our website www.sightconcern.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete DBS disclosure and provide referee details.

Start dates will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory DBS check and references.

Whilst all applications are judged on merit alone, we would welcome applications from people who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please get in touch on 01905 723245

 

 

 

 

Sight Concern Worcestershire

The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH

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