Intern - Sight Loss Advisor (9 Month)

My Sight Nottinghamshire is a sight loss charity based in Nottingham City but working across Nottinghamshire supporting people with sight loss to be independent and confident.

Employer Mysight Nottingham
Vacancy type Job: Full - Time
Weekly working hours 37.5 Hours
Salary £14,625.00-£19,500.00 per year
Location Nottingham City

26-28 Heathcoat St, Nottingham
NG1 3AA
Closing Date 31 May, 2022 at 17:00
Other details This vacancy is open to applicants who are currently not working. Well For Work is a fully funded ESF project run by Futures and its partners with the aim of supporting unemployed people into sustainable employment.
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  • Mysight Nottingham

    My Sight Nottinghamshire is a sight loss charity based in Nottingham City but working across Nottinghamshire supporting people with sight loss to be independent and confident.


  • My Sight Nottinghamshire is a sight loss charity based in Nottingham City but working across Nottinghamshire supporting people with sight loss to be independent and confident.

    What are the responsibilities of the role?

    The role will be flexible to meet the evolving needs of My Sight Notts and is likely to include:

    • Providing person-centred tech-based befriending, advice and guidance service to people with sight loss both at our base and in people’s homes
    • Overseeing volunteers to provide a person-centred one to one befriending, advice and guidance service
    • Contributing to joint and team working across My Sight Notts, undertaking other tasks as agreed with the line manager
    • Ensuring monitoring systems are in place to track activities and to track outcomes effectively
    • Some evening and weekend working
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Provide additional support as required including organising training and meetings, supporting key organisational events, ensuring documents for staff and services users are available in accessible formats

    Essential Requirements

    • Experience of using, talking about and demonstrating smart technology
    • Experience of the issues faced by people with a vision impairment
    • Knowledge of the barriers to independence people with sight loss face
    • Ability to reflect, analyse, and seek solutions to problems
    • Well organised with good attention to detail. Able to prioritise effectively, work to agreed timescales and seek support when needed
    • Excellent written, verbal and telephone communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Able to engage service users in a friendly and empathetic manner
    • Proficient in MS Office packages
    • Able to self-support administratively
    • Able to quickly learn new skills and processes

    Personal Qualities

    • Flexible approach and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Empathetic approach to supporting people with sight loss

    The successful applicant will have excellent organisational, teamworking and communications skills and a strong understanding of the needs of people with sight loss. The post involves travel around the city and county.

    What does this opportunity offer?

    This internship offers the opportunity to work with a small, supportive team and gain practical experience in:

    • Sight loss advice – supporting people with sight loss to be independent, particularly through the use of technology
    • Understanding the impact of sight loss on individuals
    • Communications – to support the organisations online profile
    • Reporting outcomes to further to aims of the organisation
    • Working with a range of people and organisations across the county

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Pay: £14,625.00-£19,500.00 per year