Community Connection Coordinator (Scotland)

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Closing date: Sunday 24 July 2022
Location: Hybrid (2 days a week in one of our Scotland offices, Edinburgh/Glasgow with face to face work in the Scotland community)
Hours: 36 hours per week Occasional evenings and weekends work will be required.
Salary: £27,715 per annum
Contract: Permanent

The Role

Our friendly and dedicated Community Connection team in Scotland is looking for a new Coordinator to join us on a permanent, full time basis.

RNIB’s Community Connection team supports over 20,000 people a year across the UK. We work with blind and partially sighted people, and those affected by sight loss, to reduce isolation and ensure people are able to access support and services they need.

Your role would involve building a team of volunteers to work with you to facilitate groups, provide support and raise awareness of sight loss, both to those recently diagnosed with a sight loss condition as well as to the wider public. You would be attending information stands at events and managing volunteer public speakers, amongst other activities.

You would be making wellbeing calls to those who have recently been diagnosed with sight loss, signposting them to local services and specialist support as appropriate.

This is a diverse, rewarding job and will suit someone who enjoys a varied role and who wants to make a difference. You would be sharing support, ideas and information with the team across the UK to not only support the public, but to also get involved in opportunities that will shape the service for the future.


What We Offer

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • Staff discounts

We will also provide full training and guidance on the different areas of work and support we can provide, offering you supervision and assistance throughout.


Who We’re Looking For

To be successful in this very rewarding role you will be an effective communicator and have proven experience in customer engagement face to face, by phone and online.  You will enjoy meeting new people and also possess the ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers or similar.


How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked below, then click “Apply Online” at the bottom of this page and complete our application form, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form.

If you have any queries about the role or the application process, please contact


Additional Information

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check and relevant Barred Lists check, if appropriate.

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV’s, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.

RNIB reserve the right to close the advert early, should we receive a sufficient amount of applications.

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

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