Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Wellbeing Support Lead (6 months FTC)


Llandudno, Conwy

The Company

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service people of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we have provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans. We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.

We have a new corporate strategy, Victory over Blindness 21, which aims to future-proof the charity and provide the best possible support to blind veterans today and for decades to come.

We currently support approximately 4,500 veterans, more than ever before in the charity’s history. We know that our current, and future, membership is aging. In five years, more than 40 per cent of the blind veterans we support will be over 90. That’s why we are investing in our community-based teams to make our services more accessible to our members.

We are currently seeking a Wellbeing Support Lead to join our team on a full-time basis for a six month fixed-term contract.

The Benefits

– Salary of £32,445 per annum
– Generous annual leave with the option to buy additional days
– Pension scheme
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Healthcare cash plan
– Retail discounts
– Enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
– Life assurance
– Employee assistance programme
– Flexible and remote working
– Paid professional subscriptions
– Personal and professional development opportunities

Llandudno Centre is a spectacular, exciting, dynamic and complex environment which combines high quality hospitality with wellbeing programmes to deliver life enhancing holidays to our membership. We are looking for a highly collaborative person with excellent skills in leadership to engage, inspire, and motivate a solution focused Support Team to deliver an innovative wellbeing offer to veterans with sight loss. The team also support a residential rehabilitation offer within the same environment.

You will be responsible for the planning, delivery and facilitation of an in-house activity programme that complements our holidays offered in our centres. This will include a range of dynamic, holistic and inclusive activities that are aligned with the 5 ways to wellbeing.

You will have experience of ensuring those accessing services are at the heart of what we deliver, and will be able to demonstrate experience in service evaluation, design and co production.

As a member of the centre leadership team, you will work closely and collaborate with other team leads and staff in within the Centre to ensure we take a holistic approach to ensure all members’ needs are appropriately met during their stay.

This role

As a Wellbeing Support Lead, you will facilitate a programme of activities that enhance our members’ and visitors’ wellbeing.

Engaging, inspiring and motivating our Wellbeing Support Team, you will plan, deliver and facilitate in-house activities that complement the respite breaks offered in our centres.

You will effectively manage the team, ensuring continuous development and focusing on upskilling and collaboration, as well as recruiting, supervising and training team members.

Ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach, you will make sure that all members can get involved, whilst completing admin, planning and risk assessments and making sure activities are H&S approved.

Additionally, you will:

– Ensuring feedback is received and used to inform the service
– Supporting, developing and delivering wellbeing services
– Managing a devolved budget
– Engaging with customers to enhance their experience

About You

To be considered as a Wellbeing Support Lead, you will need:

– Experience of planning and delivering a diverse programme of events and activities
– Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team
– Experience of developing programmes to assist individuals’ lifestyles
– Experience of working with vulnerable people to maximise their wellbeing
– Experience of inspiring and motivating people
– Demonstrable experience of health and physical activity promotion
– Experience of completing risk assessments and knowledge of wider health and safety priorities
– Demonstrable knowledge of health and wellbeing requirements in a vulnerable beneficiary group
– To be a skilled communicator able to engage and influence at all levels
– A nationally recognised qualification to diploma/degree level in fields such as: health and social care, sports, recreation, IT, art etc.

The closing date for this role is the 12 October 2023 but if we receive a high volume of applications, we may close it earlier.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with event and activity programme-delivery experience and team-management skills to join our dedicated charity.

You’ll discover a passionate and friendly team, united in our mission to empower vision-impaired ex-service people from all walks of life to regain their independence and live better lives.

We understand our people are paramount to our success, so you’ll be supported in your role with an amazing array of benefits to support your journey with us.

So, if you want to embark on a truly rewarding contract where you’ll see lives transformed each day, don’t hesitate, apply now!

Apply here.

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