Closing date: Monday 31 October 2022
Location: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £21,703 per annum
Contract: Fixed term internship - 9 months
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. Sight Scotland Veterans is delighted to be offering an internship as part of the Get set Progress scheme.
Sight Scotland Veterans provides support to all veterans in Scotland who are experiencing changes to their sight, regardless of the cause, or what point you are at. We give support that ranges from practical advice and identifying solutions that help you stay as independent as possible, to vital emotional support and opportunities to meet others facing sight loss.
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
- Training opportunities
- A mentor offering support, advice and guidance throughout
- help deliver positive changes for people with sight loss
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
Our Activity Centres provide innovative and person-centred services and support to veterans struggling with sight loss. The services aim to reduce isolation and anxiety while improving independence and confidence to live well with a visual impairment now and in the future. The services offer veterans and their families and carers access to information, support, meaningful activity and social engagement in a welcoming environment.
You will provide tailored support to veterans and their families at all stages of their sight loss journey. You will work alongside the veterans to ensure that the support provided is person-centred, tailored to their needs and is the right support for them. You will support the centre team by coordinating and facilitating activities provided within and from the Activity Centre which will support the overall wellbeing of the veterans and their families.
For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Scotland Veterans website: https://sightscotland.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2870198?cid=1974&t=Centre-Intern--fixed-term-internship-for---months-