Part time Activities Facilitator - 18 hours/week - maternity cover (up to 14 months)

We’re looking for someone who is able to provide encouragement, inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm, partnered with practical experience of delivering successful activities and a passion for working creatively.

Salary
£12,512 per annum (£13.36/hour)
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Location
Brighton
Closing Date
Closing date is midnight on 10 August 2020

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

Are you able to think outside the box and create original, exciting activities for our Members?

This challenging, fun and rewarding job involves developing and delivering accessible, enjoyable, stimulating activities and opportunities for people with vision impairment, their carers or partners at our Brighton centre.

We’re looking for someone who is able to provide encouragement, inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm, partnered with practical experience of delivering successful activities and a passion for working creatively.

We value our Members’ wellbeing, individual choice and recognise the impact that activities have in maintaining and developing the skills needed to enjoy a good quality of life.

The successful candidate will be passionate about meaningful activities, able to demonstrate a collaborative and dynamic approach, with the ability to motivate our Members, colleagues and volunteers to go beyond what they thought was possible.

You’ll facilitate, design and deliver our in house activities, trips and events, including themed day events and our varied social activity programme.  You’ll support and coordinate our volunteers and actively promote our activities programme, matching services to our individual members’ requests and requirements. 

While we are still responding to the restrictions relating to Covid-19, you may be asked to work from home and take a flexible approach to your role, including undertaking related computer based tasks, using MS Office.  The role may also include some evening working.

Experience of working with elderly people, those with sight loss or other disabilities would be an advantage, however full training will be provided.

This post is subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

Benefits include free life assurance, subsidised staff restaurant, use of onsite gym and swimming pool, employee assistance programme, free parking and an excellent working environment.

Closing date: Monday 10th August 2020 (midnight)

Interviews:     Thursday 20th August 2020

For further information, please download the Job Description (including Person Specification) below. 

­­To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement, telling us about your relevant skills and experience.  Please email your CV and supporting statement to: recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk 

Alternatively you may download, complete and return an application form and personal details form to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk 

 

Activities Facilitator - Job Description

Application Form

Personal Details Form