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Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,715
  • Hybrid working; two days a week office based, Glasgow or Edinburgh, with face-to-face work in the Scotland community
  • Closing 24th July 2022


  • Advertised from 13th July 2022
  • 36 hours per week. Permanent.

Role

Our friendly and dedicated Community Connection team in Scotland is looking for a new Coordinator to join us on a permanent, full time basis.

RNIB’s Community Connection team supports over 20,000 people a year across the UK. We work with blind and partially sighted people, and those affected by sight loss, to reduce isolation and ensure people are able to access support and services they need.

Your role would involve building a team of volunteers to work with you to facilitate groups, provide support and raise awareness of sight loss, both to those recently diagnosed with a sight loss condition as well as to the wider public. You would be attending information stands at events and managing volunteer public speakers, amongst other activities.

You would be making wellbeing calls to those who have recently been diagnosed with sight loss, signposting them to local services and specialist support as appropriate.

This is a diverse, rewarding job and will suit someone who enjoys a varied role and who wants to make a difference. You would be sharing support, ideas and information with the team across the UK to not only support the public, but to also get involved in opportunities that will shape the service for the future.

What we can offer

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 – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements - each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy

Application notes

For further details and to apply please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2022.

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) 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.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.