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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


  • Advertised from 7th September 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent. Hours: 36 hours per week - Occasional evenings and weekends work will be required

Role

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

Application notes

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Closing date for applications is 26 September 2021.

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check and relevant Barred Lists check, if appropriate.

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.