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We currently have several Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist vacancies advertised across the South West region. Please only submit one application; this should be to your preferred location. If invited to interview, you will be given the opportunity to express interest in other locations.
As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check job offers will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory check.
As a Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist you will contribute, as a full-time member of staff, to the services delivered by the Exeter, Bristol or Reading Team whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Apprenticeship Training programme in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment).
The content of the apprenticeship will be covered through a mix of on the job, and off the job training.
On the job training will be provided by Guide Dogs as part of the job role of Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Off the job training will be delivered by Vision Rehabilitation Training Ltd (VRT) key details of which are below.
Vision Rehabilitation Training (VRT) Course key dates
Application deadline date (if successful, applications must be made to VRT by this date): 7th March 2022.
VRT Assessment dates: 21st March 2022
Course dates: VRT Starting in May 2022, 2-year course.
Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, Vision Rehabilitation Training to undertake the Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) apprenticeship course.
Application Process – upon receipt of an offer of Employment as an Apprentice Rehabilitation Worker
• The apprentice will be issued with an Apprenticeship Mapping Document – this will enable them to identify their previous relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours
• A Video ‘Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment’ interview will review the Apprenticeship Mapping Document and confirm the above entry requirements
• Employer will be issued with a standard ESFA Commitment Statement – Including details of the learners prior learning and the training plan
• Signing of Apprenticeship Contract and Commitment Statement
The apprenticeship training course is divided into 14 modules that are aligned with the Knowledge, Skills and
Behaviours as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard
Note – Guide Dogs will pay the tuition fees as part of the position of Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist.
Please refer to the recruitment pack below for more information on the Apprenticeship course.
We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.
We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.
How to apply
Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above. As part of your application ensure you provide to evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.
Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.
In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include:
- Meeting the qualification requirements as laid out in the person specification
- Experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted and/or relevant experience in other care settings.
- Committed to multi-agency working and can demonstrate a strong ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies.
Please note; job offers will be subject to acceptance onto the Vision Rehabilitation Training Ltd Apprenticeship course.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Exeter Community Initiatives is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Project Worker to join its Transitions project. Transitions aims to help vulnerable adults to improve confidence, connect with others and find strategies to become more resilient and independent. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to facilitate groups and support relationship building.
- Contribute to the promotion of the project to staff and clients from the relevant agencies
- Contribute as needed to the recruitment, training & support of a team of active volunteers to support the project
- Contribute to the processing of applications from potential clients, assessing their needs and suitability for the project
- Undertake case work as directed by the Project Coordinator
- Support the process of matching clients with volunteers and supervise the relationship throughout its duration
- Contribute to the facilitation of group workshops and the development of content, activities & self-help resources
- Contribute to the facilitation and development of social & peer support opportunities for clients
- Support the collection of monitoring data for the project and contribute to the reporting & evaluation processes as directed
- Contribute to the wider development of the service, e.g., geographically, targeting different client groups and exploring possible new initiatives
- Be aware of and follow ECI policies and procedures, with particular attention to safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Community Catalysts CIC is a busy, buzzy social enterprise that tries hard to live up to its name. We’re starting a new piece of work in partnership with Devon County Council and need an energetic, and imaginative person to coordinate things for us.
You will lead the Devon Community Micro-enterprise Project. You will find and mentor local people and community organisations, helping them to create new ways for older people who need help at home to live the life they want.
To do this job you must:
- Understand the world of care - but maybe feel it could do with a bit of a shake up!
- Be a real people person - able to work well with all sorts of folks with confidence.
- Instinctively make connections - and join up dots that are sometimes less than obvious.
- Be able to spot what people are good at and nurture it.
Have a look at our website and the job description and person specification for more information about us and the job. You will be employed by Community Catalysts and based in the Devon area, the project will have a focus on Exeter South and West cluster– from Tedburn St. Mary and Pathfinder village round to Starcross – known as the ‘Exeter banana’, Starcross, Dawlish and Teignmouth corridor and possibly St David’s central.
Follow the link to download an application pack which includes the job description and person specification
Closing date for applications is on 8th February at 1.00pm and interviews will take place on 15th February in Exeter.
We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This role is a great opportunity for a driven and talented Project and Programme Specialist to join our Portfolio Office Team. You will have experience in supporting Project and Programme Managers (P2Ms), and a track record of training and assurance in project and programme methodologies.
Portfolio Office Specialist (Fixed-Term)
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 24 days Annual Leave
Duration: 12 months
Strong interpersonal and communications skills are essential as you build and manage relationships with projects, programmes and leadership teams across the RSPB. Excellent attention to detail, organisation skills and time management are essential attributes, alongside a logical and methodical way of working.
You will be required to work to your own initiative with clear priorities and work programmes established. You will have the flexibility to work from home or from any number of offices (when safe to do so).
What’s the role about?
The focus of the role will be to act as a key point of contact, supporting project and programme managers in the organisation, maintaining and developing our project management framework alongside testing, training, support, and assurance.
You will be started at an exciting time as we refresh our project management methodology and implement a new P3MS system. You will also play a key role in the change management activities required to embed the methodology and system in the organisation
Other key result areas for the role will include:
- Work with other staff/external parties to embed existing and new techniques, processes and systems to enhance project and programme success
- Provide technical expertise and analysis of the external context within projects and programmes to ensure standards/guidance as well as strategy/priorities are developed in line with business need and industry trends.
- Contribute to the definition of and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, organisational policy & frameworks and best P2M standards.
- Contribute to effective stakeholder management that facilitates collaborative external and internal relationships with appropriate stakeholders.
- Responsibility for the management and operation of small projects/programmes of work within a specialism/discipline and contribution to the delivery of projects/programmes of work.
- Contribute to development of expertise provided to the business, monitoring external developments identifying risks and opportunities in order to facilitate continuous improvement in delivery of the RSPB’s strategy.
- Develop own skills and capabilities within project and programme management to achieve high performance, celebrating successes and promoting the RSPB’s values and positive culture at all times.
- Monitor and review the work of peers and occasionally contractors and external parties, to deliver project/operational work and ensure quality standards and best practices are met.
What we need from you:
We need someone who is highly organised, self-motivated, has excellent attention to detail and can work to tight deadlines. The role will involve working collaboratively with internal teams including project, programme and portfolio boards and leadership teams, ensuring they have relevant knowledge of project, programme and portfolio management.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate experience of successfully supporting project and programme managers, providing support, insight and assurance.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
- Initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently and/or through the Portfolio Office team.
- Understanding of relevant Project and Programme management policies and procedures relative to the role, and the quality outputs and standards required.
- Breadth of knowledge in project and programme management
- Detailed knowledge and experience of specialist software, best practices and methodologies relevant to project and programme management
- Effective written and communication skills.
- Strong people management skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues.
- Expertise with relevant P2M methodologies.
- Ability to influence others and explain / discuss concepts and ideas.
- Financial skills, sufficient to monitor expenditure, where appropriate
- Experience of and ability to understand, conceptualise and interpret the technical requirements of staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
- Experience of working independently and resolving unforeseen issues and challenges.
- Experience of planning and progressing work activities within industry guidelines or organisational policy, occasionally applying initiative and independent judgement.
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
- Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in a similar role.
This is a fixed-term, Full Time role for 12 months.
Closing date: 23:59, 30 January 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 14th February 2022.
To Apply and for more information:
If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
No agencies please.