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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

  • Advertised from 3rd September 2021
  • 36 per week. Permanent


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

Application notes

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Closing date for applications: 19 September 2021.


We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB Group) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.