Community Activity Assistant

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Closing date: Thursday 16 November 2023
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £19,838 to £20,836 per annum
Contract: Fixed-Term (12 months)

This post is being recruited to on a fixed term basis, with funding secured for 1 year. However there is a possibility of extension subject to confirmation of further funding which we are actively seeking.

Are you looking for a home based role with a community services focus? Are you based in North or South Lanarkshire and ready to join our innovative Family Wellbeing Services team? Caring, creative, innovative and dedicated? If so, this could be the role to apply for as our team regularly receive feedback as being well organised, supportive and friendly and always keen to make a difference in the lives of those who we come into contact  with.

Our Family Wellbeing Service within the Community Services team at Sight Scotland provide community based support to people with sight loss.

One of our key aims is to reduce the isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with visual impairment now and in the future.

You will create and facilitate group support to individuals within community settings to improve social inclusion for people living with sight loss.

You will be based in either North or South Lanarkshire at your home address with regular travel in the area.

If you have relevant experience in a similar community delivery role and have an interest in or experience in working with people with a vision impairment, then please read the job profile for more information.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email

Applications for this role are by CV. Please click on the Apply Now button where you will be asked to create an account on our recruitment portal and upload your CV. You will also be asked to complete some eligibility questions and provide a supporting statement. Your supporting statement should outline your key skills and experience which make you a suitable candidate, referring to the job description for the role.

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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