Employment & Community Support Worker

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Closing date: Monday 05 February 2024
Location: London/Hybrid
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: 20/02/2024

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 friendly Employment & Community Support Worker who can support blind and partially sighted young people to achieve their goals and aspirations. As well supporting their future plans, you will be committed to working with young people and 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 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 28 days (rising to 29 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, an option to buy an additional 2 days of annual leave, Employee Assistance Programme, Perk box, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, access to 24/7 GP, mental health care and dental advice via apps if member of pension scheme, 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:     5 February 2024, 9am

Interview:        20 February, 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/

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