Assistive Technology (AT) Intern

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Closing date: Monday 06 November 2023
Location: Hybrid, Hawkhead & Home
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £21,308 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term

Assistive Technology (AT) Intern – Sight Scotland Veterans 

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 (GSP) Internship programme.

Sight Scotland Veterans provides support to all veterans in Scotland who are experiencing sight loss. It is an exciting time to join us as we grow and develop to ensure that we remain relevant and innovative. You could play a key role in making that happen. 

Our Values 

Sight Scotland Veterans values, Transform, Unite and Thrive, reflect what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

These statements explain what each value means to us, in what we do as an organisation, and how we act as colleagues.

  • Transform: We transform outcomes for people with sight loss. We embrace change and constantly look for ways to improve.
  • Unite: We connect with partners and communities to support more people. We work across the organisation to maximise our impact.
  • Thrive: We care about those we work with and want them to flourish. We do vital work; we want to thrive too!

What are the benefits of a Get Set Progress internship for me?

As part of your 9-month internship you will gain the following: 

  • Obtain valuable work experience within the charity sector
  • Technology support and upskilling opportunities
  • Online and in-person Training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to work with fellow interns on a group project
  • A personal mentor offering support, advice, and guidance throughout your internship
  • Help deliver positive changes for people with sight loss

The TPT Employment Programme 

As part of the GSP Internship programme, you will also be enrolled onto the TPT Employment Programme, where you will gain employment support, guidance, and advice from their Employment Team. Skills obtainable are:

  • CV writing
  • Job searching
  • Cover letter and speculative letter writing
  • Application form writing
  • Interview techniques

This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a blind or partially sighted person in line with The Equality Act 2010. 

We’re one of Scotland’s oldest charities – for more than two centuries, we’ve been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved in the past – but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We’re determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We’re committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss – when and where they need us.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Scotland website:

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