Trainee Assistant Vision Rehabilitation Specialist – Fixed Term until 31 March 2024

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Closing date: Monday 14 August 2023
Location: Leicester, LE1
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £22,800.78 per year
Contract: Fixed Term until 31 March 2024
Interview date: TBC

We have an exciting opportunity for a trainee assistant vision rehabilitation specialist working with Visually Impaired individuals.

This is a fixed term role until 31 March 2024 – the role may be extended dependent on entry onto the FdSc Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) course at Birmingham City University.

Vista will pay the course fees as part of the position of Trainee Vision Rehabilitation Specialist.

Your starting salary will be £22,800.78 per annum which will increase to £32,291.46 per annum upon successful qualification.

As a Trainee Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, you will contribute as a full-time member of staff, 37 hours per week, to the services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Training programme in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment).

The content of the training will be covered through a mix of on the job, and off the job training. On the job training will be provided by Vista as part of the job role of Trainee Vision Rehabilitation Specialist and off the job training will be covered by the Birmingham City University, key details of which are below.


  • Application deadline date (if successful, applications must be made to BCU Course by this date): Early March 2024  TBC
  • BCU Trainee Assessment dates: Late March  TBC
  • Course dates: Course Starting Sept 2024, 2-year course.

Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, Vision Rehabilitation Training to undertake the Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) FDSC

The following link provides information regarding the course – Birmingham City University website.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for the role.

Benefits: 31 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, your birthday off, full training for the role, hybrid working, excellent health benefits, wellbeing – access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are an independent organisation working with people with sight loss and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.

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

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