Employment and Community Support Worker

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Closing date: Monday 04 December 2023
Location: London EC3R 6EN
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: 13/12/23

Job Title:                    Employment & Community Support Worker

Reports to:              Community Services Delivery Manager

FTE:                                   1FTE – 37 hours pw

Location:          London/Hybrid

Salary:                          £29,000 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 & Community Support worker who can support blind and partially sighted young people to achieve their goals and aspirations. As well supporting young people with their future plans you will be enthusiastic about working with young people and enjoy being part of a team who are passionate about making a difference for blind and partially sighted children and young people.

The main purpose of this role is to:

  • Work with blind and partially sighted young people supporting them to set their goals and achieve their outcomes for their future. This will include training, guidance, and pastoral support, tailored to each young person’s needs.
  • Design, plan and deliver activities for groups of blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families, including online and in person activities and groups, as well as residential and holiday programmes.

The ideal candidate will have experience of employment support, ideally with young people and experience of working within the charity sector would be an advantage. You will likely have an employability or youth work qualification or demonstrable relevant experience. We are looking for someone who will work as part of a small, supportive team, delivering a range of services and activities for children and young people ensuring what we deliver has the most impact on young people’s futures. You do not need to have experience of working with blind or partially sighted people to apply.

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: Monday 4 December at 9am

Interview: Wednesday 13 December – in person at our London office

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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