Futures Coordinator (Employability)

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Closing date: Monday 26 February 2024
Location: Orpington, London
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,300-£30,000 FTE depending on skills and experience. (actual £21,631 – £25,649 per annum)
Contract: Permanent, term time + 2 weeks
Interview date: 1 March 2024

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

At the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe 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 a futures coordinator to lead and coordinate employability at RSBC’s Dorton College.

The main purpose of the role is to:

  • Implement and manage work experience placements or work-related learning for students
  • Deliver 1-1 and group sessions
  • Undertake risk assessments and visits to work placement and external companies with the aim of assessing suitability prior to placement.
  • Ensure all futures related paperwork including planning, tracking student staff and employer feedback is collated and reported on.
  • Provide information regarding students meeting their EHCP or college targets and objectives and contribute to designated elements of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework

You will need to have a degree or equivalent relevant qualification as well as a minimum of a level 2 qualification on English and Maths. Candidates must have knowledge and understanding of the impact that vision impairment can have on wellbeing and strategies to help in overcoming this. experience in providing CIAG and delivering futures/employability sessions.

In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, 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:  26 February 2024

Interview:  1 March 2024

To apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK. We do not provide any sponsorship.

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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