Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£22,000 - £26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping others and improving people’s lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as our Communications Officer. British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team, leading our national charity’s marketing and communications programme, raising the profile of British Blind Sport’s membership, leading on campaigns and promoting a broad range of projects, events and fundraising activities. A strong foundation has been created and we are looking for an outstanding individual to take our communications to the next level.

There has never been a more exciting time to work at British Blind Sport, as our services develop further, particularly with the launch of our new online activity finder on the horizon.

About the role

Candidates for this post must have a proven track record of delivering against marketing and communication KPIs and outcomes. A high level of planning and strategic development, time management and customer service skills are needed as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work well in a team.

Experience in supporting visually impaired people or vast knowledge of sport is desirable but not essential. Occasional weekend or flexible working may be required. The successful candidate must be willing to travel as the role requires.

British Blind Sport is passionate about supporting and developing their staff. We believe a work/life balance is important and actively support our staff to achieve this. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and where appropriate for a role, a full DBS check will be requested.

British Blind Sport actively promotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community, particularly people with sight loss.

About the organisation

For over 40 years, British Blind Sport has been working to make a visible difference to the lives of visually impaired people through sport. Our organisation is the UK leader for supporting people with a visual impairment to lead active lifestyles and operates a membership programme with over 1,000 active members.

“Knowing that I make a positive impact to people’s lives makes my job worthwhile.” – Lijana, Young Leaders Officer.

“I enjoy working at British Blind Sport because it is both challenging and rewarding. No two days are the same!” Logan, National Partnerships Manager.

The post holder will be based at our offices in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Hosting regular social events and training days, the organisation has an ethos of fun and enthusiasm as well as professionalism and passion for our work.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please complete the job application form (CVs will not accepted). 

Interviews will take place on 1st October at the British Blind Sport office. If you are unable to attend on this date, please state so in your application.

Refreshed on: 19 September 2019
Closed date: 29 September 2019
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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