RNIB Scotland
RNIB Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039316

RNIB Scotland is the leading charity working with blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. We are a membership organisation dedicated to delivering services our members need and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights. We support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.

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Social Care Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • West Dumbarton, Clydebank / Kirkcaldy, Fife / Springfield, Glasgow
  • Closing 30th June 2021

Being a Social Care Practitioner offers a rewarding career opportunity where you will be making a positive difference to people’s quality of life. Using your all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and “can do” attitude you will enable adults with learning disabilities and sight loss to live fulfilling lives and develop new skills, participating in varied activities of their choice, such as baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.

RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD) every day makes a difference to quality of life for people with a learning disability, sight loss and hidden sight loss. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss which hasn't been diagnosed. Many people think that the person they care for can see perfectly well but often this is not the case.

Our training will give you specialist skills to understand and support people with a learning disability and sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal and physical support.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business Insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

We will try to offer a contract with the number of hours that you need, so at your interview feel free to talk about what would work for you. There are no guarantees; however, it may open the door to a new role.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training.

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.

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Social Care Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,862 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Being a Social Care Practitioner offers a rewarding career opportunity where you will be making a positive difference to people’s quality of life. Using your all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and “can do” attitude you will enable adults with learning disabilities and sight loss to live fulfilling lives and develop new skills, participating in varied activities of their choice, such as baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.

RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD) every day makes a difference to quality of life for people with a learning disability, sight loss and hidden sight loss. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss which hasn't been diagnosed. Many people think that the person they care for can see perfectly well but often this is not the case.

Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control, and confidence.

This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal, and physical support.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business Insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and have the possibility of commencing SVQ 3 following initial year contract.

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Homebased, with face-to-face work in the community of the central belt of Scotland
  • Closing 13th August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead by increasing the number of people RNIB reaches in their region and the number of volunteers engaged in delivering RNIB services.

RNIB’s Community Connection team is one of our main ways to interact with the community. It aims to connect blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and supporters, with opportunities that enable individuals to live the life they choose, including education, employment, sport, leisure, volunteering and socialising.

It’s also a platform where people can connect with each other to offer peer support, exchange of information and opportunities to come together in person, over the phone and online. And finally, it also allows us to connect people affected by sight loss with all RNIB has to offer: our services, products, and opportunities to contribute, from fundraising to volunteering and campaigning.

As a Community Connection Coordinator, you will develop peer-to-peer, volunteer-led and community-based services with and for people affected by sight loss, across multiple channels (face to face, phone and online). Please note that in these extraordinary times you will be transitioning activities back to face-to-face activities, observing social distancing, managing risk and ensuring blind and partially sighted people feel connected in a world which has experienced more isolation than is usual for people living with sight loss.

To be successful in this very rewarding role you will be an effective communicator and have proven experience in customer engagement across multiple channels. You will also possess the ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers effectively. You will be an RNIB ambassador, ensuring our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience working with RNIB.

Knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector in the Central Belt of Scotland including Fife, Forth Valley, Stirling region would also be an advantage.

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Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Edinburgh office or home based (within Scotland)
  • Closing 19th September 2021

RNIB’s Children, Young People, Families and Education Service are part of RNIB services working with families, young people and education professionals directly to ensure that individuals aged 0-25 with vision impairment are able to access the same opportunities as their peers and realise their true potential.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our frontline team of Family Support Officers around the UK ensuring a high quality, responsive, knowledgeable support service is offered.

Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience of supporting children, young people and families you will provide a superb frontline service. This will involve ensuring the advice, information and guidance you provide is accurate, up to date and reflecting best practice. The role will require you to lead on training for parents and run events for families. The role also offers the opportunity to respond to need and propose new resources which would benefit young people with vision impairment. You will work creatively with managers and young people themselves to codevelop and deliver our events; whether virtual or face to face.

With knowledge and experience of this area, you will have an appreciation of the issues facing children and young people and will know how best to support them and their families to navigate and advocate for themselves. This post is home based in Scotland or our Edinburgh office and could involve some travelling throughout the UK.

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

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
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This vacancy has now closed

Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Homebased, with face-to-face work in the community of Greater Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
  • Closing 26th September 2021

RNIB’s Community Connection team is one of our main ways to interact with the community. It aims to connect blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and supporters, with opportunities that enable individuals to live the life they choose, including education, employment, sport, leisure, volunteering and socialising. It’s also a platform where people can connect with each other to offer peer support, exchange of information and opportunities to come together in person, over the phone and online. And finally, it also allows us to connect people affected by sight loss with all that RNIB has to offer: our services, products, and opportunities to contribute, from fundraising to volunteering and campaigning.

As a Community Connection Coordinator, you will develop peer-to-peer, volunteer-led and community-based services with and for people affected by sight loss, across multiple channels (face to face, phone and online). Please note that in these extraordinary times you will be transitioning activities back to face-to-face activities observing social distancing, managing risk and ensuring blind and partially sighted people feel connected in a world which has experienced more isolation than is usual for people living with sight loss.

To be successful in this very rewarding role, you will be an effective communicator and have proven experience in customer engagement across multiple channels. You will also possess the ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers effectively. You will be an RNIB ambassador, ensuring our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience working with RNIB.

Knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector in Greater Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire would also be an advantage.

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

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

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