Seeing Work Differently Placement – Project Assistant

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Closing date: Tuesday 06 September 2022
Location: Flexible
Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days per week)
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Contract: 12 weeks fixed term paid work experience.

Would you enjoy supporting the work of a busy Transcription Centre as they go through a period of transition? Would you like to improve your telephone and communication skills whilst helping those affected by sight loss?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Transcription team based in Ivybridge.

This is a 12 week fixed term placement, working 21 hours a week (3 days a week).

This placement is part of RNIB’s See Work Differently employment initiative for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break.  We therefore actively encourage applications from blind and partially sighted people.

The RNIB is the leading UK’s sight loss charity, where we help blind and partially sighted people thrive. Our service is transitioning to home-based working while continuing to make print material accessible in audio, braille, and large print for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people.

Come and let us help you make your first or your next employment decision.

About The Role

You will have a strong interest in administration and be looking to gain valuable experience working within the charity sector. You would be involved in the practical aspects of providing accessible information and advising on transcription services, creating records on the CRM system, and providing administrative support to various functions of the Transcription Centre. You will gain invaluable skills to carry out an administrative role and working within a team during a period of transition.

Who We’re Looking For

The successful applicant will have a good standard of IT skills including experience with MS Office – Outlook, Word and Excel, attention to detail and good communication and organisational skills.

What we offer

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

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Staff discount schemes

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

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