Home-based

FTE £19769 per annum + excellent benefits

part-time

About the organisation

Deafblind UK is a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hea... Read more

Job Description

Start 2019 by making a difference to an individuals life

We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in East Anglia 

You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UK's work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss.

This is a fixed term contract until December 2020 with the possibility to extend funding permitting.

This position is Home Based within Cambridgeshire or Suffolk area and will be covering our services within East Anglia.

We have engagement led groups with various locations including Bury St Edmonds, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Members throughout the East Anglia region.

What to expect in the role…

No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges faced  with sight and hearing loss or managing local volunteers and events.

This role will also involve various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards targets and agreed objectives.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers.
  • Ideally have proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector.
  • Ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience
  • Comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.

Benefits

Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive annual leave allowance
  • Opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role
  • DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK
  • Inclusion in our pension scheme
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses for VDU users
  • Discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme

Do you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?

Then we want to hear from you…

To Apply

Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role and we’ll be back in touch

A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found on our above or on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team

We look forward to hearing from you!

To find out more about our services and our wonderful community work please visit our website 

For any queries about this role or for an application form in an alternative format then please contact the Recruitment Team

This role is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

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