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Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Activities Coordinator

Are you able to think outside the box and plan original, exciting activities?

Salary: £24,990 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 9:55 AM on 24 November 2021

This challenging, enjoyable and rewarding role involves planning, developing and coordinating accessible, enjoyable, stimulating activities and opportunities for people with vision impairment, their carers or partners at our Brighton centre.

We’re looking for a highly organised, positive and flexible individual who’ll provide encouragement, inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm, partnered with a passion for working creatively.  You’ll also have great MS Office, time management and problem solving skills.

We value our Members’ wellbeing, individual choice and recognise the impact that activities have in maintaining and developing the skills needed to enjoy a good quality of life.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a collaborative and dynamic approach, with the ability to motivate our Members, colleagues and volunteers to go beyond what they thought was possible.

You’ll facilitate and design our in house activities, trips and events, including themed day events and our varied social activity programme.  You’ll support and coordinate our volunteers and actively promote our activities programme, matching services to our individual members’ requests and requirements.

Experience of working with elderly people, those with sight loss or other disabilities would be an advantage, however full training will be provided.

This post is subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This is for a fixed term contract of up to 9 months.

Closing date:         Wednesday 24 November, 10am

Interviews:             w/c 29 November 2021

For further information, please download the Job Description (including Person Specification) below.

­­To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement, telling us about your relevant skills, knowledge and experience.  Please email your CV and supporting statement with the subject line “Activities Coordinator – Brighton” to: recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you or you have questions about this opportunity, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Should we receive a high volume of interest we may close this advert earlier, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

This role is based within a CQC registered care home. It is a legal requirement that all employees will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated in order to protect our residents. In order to be considered for this role, and as part of our pre-employment checks, you will need to be able to provide appropriate certification confirming that you have received a MHRA or EMA approved COVID-19 vaccine.  Please note: Appointment cards are not valid proof of vaccination.

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