Employment and Community Support Worker

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Closing date: Tuesday 17 October 2023
Location: London EC3R
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £28,250 per annum
Contract: Permanent, Full Time.
Interview date: 31 October 2023

Job Title:           Employment and Community Support Worker

Reports to:        Community Services Deliver Manager

FTE:                    Full Time. Permanent. 37 hours per week

Location:          London/hybrid. Minimum of 3 days pw in office

Salary:              £28,250 per annum


Are you interested in working for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of young blind and partially sighted people?

Here at the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. Our values of Trust, Energy, Ambition, and Motivation underpin everything we do, and by giving young people the essential skills to take control of their life, they can unleash their true potential.


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Employment and Community Support Worker to sit at the heart of our Community Services Team to support blind and partially sighted young people with a range of employment and future support bespoke to their individual needs that will ensure they improve their life chances.

You will be supporting the delivery of employment focussed projects and develop opportunities that will help blind and partially sighted young people access work placements, volunteering, apprenticeships and job opportunities as appropriate.


You will also be part of the wider team and responsible for designing, planning and delivering a range of activities helping blind and partially sighted young people to achieve independence, build confidence and resilience and reduce social isolation.


The ideal candidate will come from a background of having worked in Employment Support, potentially working with young people; disabled people or people from minoritised backgrounds. Having an Employability qualification, Youth Work qualification, an education background, or demonstrable experience in a relevant job role would be an advantage. We are looking for someone who can build strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and really drive forward RSBC’s employment and community services work. We’d like you to have excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong teamwork ethic.


In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. We are a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. We also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.

For further details on the role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.


Please apply by emailing your CV and a supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role and person spec to recruitment@rsbc.org.uk


Closing date:     Tuesday 17 October, 9am

Interview:        Tuesday 31st October


To apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK


The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references. Registered Charity No.307892

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Royal Society for Blind Children website: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/work-for-us/

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