AI (Artificial Intelligence Trailblazer Internship)
Closing date: Monday 06 November 2023
Location: Fetcham, Surrey
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £20,405 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term
Interview date: TBA
Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB are collaborating with charities in the sight loss sector to create new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to find employment through the Get Set Progress Internship programme. Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey are delighted to be offering an internship as part of the Get Set Progress scheme.
Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey offers a lifetime of support to over 8,000 people living in Surrey who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. We were founded in 1922, and we have continued to help people in Surrey with a sensory impairment and from the Deaf community ever since. Our vision is a Surrey where people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, vision impaired and deafblind, can live life with freedom, choice, and respect. We are here for individuals and their family, providing specialist hands-on practical support tailored to their needs.
The AI Trailblazer intern will work closely with our Assistive Technology Trainer, and our Resource Centre Manager to spot and explore new and emerging uses of Artificial Intelligence that could help the people we work with, our workforce, and the charity as a whole. The AI Trailblazer will develop to support our clients to learn how to use AI appropriately. They will work with our staff teams, to inspire them towards greater use of AI in their roles. They will work with our partner organisations (including Surrey University) to join collaborative projects looking at AI.
This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010.
Key areas of responsibility:
1. To work towards supporting clients to learn how to use AI to enhance their independence
2. To produce a range of short accessible videos, to increase knowledge and understanding of AI and how it could be utilised
3. To support staff in furthering their understanding of AI, and new and emerging applications
4. To assist in identifying where AI could be used by the organisation to improve efficiency
5. With support, develop technology drop-in sessions at our main office base
6. With support, deliver presentations and small group support at our Communication Classes around Surrey
7. To get involved in work across the ICS (Integrated Care System) in Surrey with partner organisations as part of collaborative projects and networks focused on AI
8. To keep accurate records, lesson plans and evaluations
9. To ensure that the equipment and software is kept up to date
10. To work with technology volunteers
Personal specification – Essential criteria:
- Lived experience of sight loss – this post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010
– Good communication skills
– Highly motivated
– Good knowledge and understanding of a variety of technology including devices and applications
– An interest in artificial intelligence
– Shares our values of innovation, empowerment, respect, inclusion, and being champions of accessibility
For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey website: https://sightforsurrey.org.uk/