Sight Loss Councils Coordinator – West Midlands

Closing date: Friday 20 May 2022
Location: home-based – requirement to attend meetings and events within the West Midlands region and occasional travel to London Office.
Salary: £24,500 to £34,500 pa pro rata (we will be looking to appoint at circa £25,500 pa, pro rata).
Contract: Fixed-term (6 months)

This new role in the Thomas Pocklington Trust team, will support the Engagement Manager for the West Midlands . It’s an exciting role which will be working on establishing a third Sight Loss Council (SLC) in the region, through a six-month pilot programme.  This will be testing out new ways of working with the SLC volunteers, developing new models of practice and establishing clear roles and responsibilities between the EM and the Coordinator posts.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with volunteers with a visual impairment or additional needs. They will have proven experience of developing and delivering social action projects and have supported with planning and delivering events. The ability to work collaboratively with other organisations to achieve their goals is key.

The work of our Sight Loss Councils is driven by three key priority areas:

  • Employment and skills
  • Health and well-being
  • Inclusive Communities

Challenges in accessing services under these areas continue to profoundly affect blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

Thomas Pocklington Trust currently have 14 Sight Loss Councils across England, with plans to grow this reach even further, but to support this growth, they need to grow their team and infrastructure.

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to delivering positive change for blind and partially sighted people.

To apply

You can find out more and read the job description on the Thomas Pocklington Trust website (link opens a new window)

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