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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Outreach Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £15,865 pro-rata
  • Bishopbriggs and Greater Glasgow area
  • Closing 25th September 2018

RNIB Visual Impairment and Learning Disability services provide a range of specialist services to people who have confirmed or suspected sight problems as well as a learning disability.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work within our Outreach service where you will support the independence and social inclusion of our customers 1:1 either in the community or within the building based service. Individual support plans are based around each individual’s specific needs and interests and activities can include swimming, Rebound therapy, day trips, accessing college, attending music groups and fulfilling volunteering roles to name a few!

Use of public transport will be required as well as the use of some customers’ own vehicles. All our customers are working towards meeting achievable outcomes that will enhance and maintain their skills and offer them meaningful challenges and we would like to offer you the opportunity to become one of our team who are supporting them to achieve their goals.

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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Area Fundraising Manager (West of Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th October 2018

BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in their search for an Area Fundraising Manager (West of Scotland).

RNIB are a leading sight loss charity and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people in the UK. 250 people begin to lose their sight every day. RNIB play a crucial role in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

RNIB recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support to blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products they offer in their online shop.

This is your opportunity to work for an inspiring charity who exist to transform lives for the better and be the voice for those who need to be heard. They are recruiting an Area Fundraising Manager (West of Scotland) to develop and deliver a sustainable, vibrant and effective network of volunteer community fundraisers across the West of Scotland.

You will be a motivated and innovative relationship manager able to communicate with a range of stakeholders and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You will bring enthusiasm and a positive attitude, great local contacts and a professional management style. You’ll build relationships with new and existing supporters and work with the RNIB team to maximise and develop fundraising opportunities across your area.

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Support Worker (Fife)

  • Full time
  • £15,865
  • Pathway Kirkcaldy and Pathway Crosshill Services
  • Closing 21st October 2018

Could you be our next Support Worker helping people with complex needs and sight loss to live more independently and get more out of life?

Did you know that people with learning disability and complex needs are at much higher risk of serious sight problems? We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with complex needs and sight loss.

We're looking for caring individuals who want to make a real difference, whilst enjoying a work life that offers variety each day.

It really is a career like no other! You could be helping our customers to:

· develop their everyday living skills, like basic cooking meals skills, cleaning, occasional shopping and travelling

· learn money skills

· use gadgets such as talking microwaves, liquid level indicators, talking buttons, picture sequencers

· take part in social, leisure, learning, and volunteering or work-based opportunities- depending on service, and therapeutic activities

You don't need qualifications to join us as we will help you achieve skills through training these. You just need to:

· want to make a difference

· have patience and be calm under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive

· work as part of a team to provide excellent person-centred support to our customers and their families

· have good problem solving and communications skills

· prioritise your workload effectively

· work varied shifts start and finish times on a rota basis (currently day shifts between Mon-Fri and some Saturdays)

Experience of working in a social care environment will be essential.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period).This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

We'll provide you with full training. During a thorough induction, you'll shadow an experienced Support Worker, enjoy ongoing training and, after a qualifying period, the possible opportunity to gain an SVQ3 in Health & Social Care.

In return, we offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, generous paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays.

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Part time Female Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £15,865 pro-rata
  • Clydebank and surrounding areas
  • Closing 9th December 2018

Being a Support Worker at RNIB is a highly rewarding opportunity to make a genuine difference to adults suffering from sight problems, learning disabilities and other complex needs.

We have a specific need for a Female Support Worker* to lead the provision of support services in and around Clydebank. You will work both within our customers’ own homes and in the community. This a varied role where you will support the independence and social inclusion of people affected by sight loss by developing everyday living skills and supporting personal care needs.

You will need experience of working with people who have either a learning disability or sight problem, and be able to understand and apply knowledge and practice relevant to a community service. This experience can be from a personal or professional setting.

Hours of work are on a rota basis over 7 days including evenings and weekends.

Induction training including visual awareness training will be provided.

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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Volunteering

Driver - Edinburgh & The Lothians

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Driving / Escorting

30th July 2018

We are looking for people who might enjoy driving someone on short trips and perhaps chatting a little also. The journeys usually occur on a regular basis and are from their homes to various appointments, activities and services within the region. We are also looking for people w… Read more

Befriender – Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Befriending / Mentoring

18th July 2018

Visiting people in their home on a weekly or fortnightly basis, you will help someone with sight loss to keep engaged with life by providing company, chatting with them and helping with small tasks such as reading mail and magazines or taking them out for short walks or for coffe… Read more

Volunteer Counsellors

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Counselling

18th January 2018

The Sight Loss Counselling Team at RNIB are an established team of counsellors. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, our service offers free and confidential counselling to people who are experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties b… Read more

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