New Vacancy - Senior Vision Support Officer
(17 February 2021 11:15 am)
Senior Vision Support Officer, Charity based in Warwickshire, salary £26,000 per annum, 23 days annual leave per annum plus statutory holidays increasing with length of service.
The Charity is the primary local charity for people living with sight loss in Warwickshire. They offer a holistic seamless service from the point of diagnosis, through visual impairment rehabilitation to long term social support to ensure that any person with a visual impairment gets the support they need, when they need it.
We are now seeking a Senior Vision Support Officer to manage the community focused services for the Charity (Support Centres, Befriending & Visiting, Clubs, IT training etc.) ensuring that we position ourselves to be the primary charity supporting people living with sight loss in Warwickshire – ensuring services are sustainable, adaptable and responsive to local needs.
You will liaise closely with the Senior Rehabilitation Officer to ensure that your services dovetail into both the hospital advice services (ECLO) and the rehabilitation service, thereby producing seamless transitions between services.
This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening working. The role will primarily comprise home working, with some venue-based work and office working.
You will also be expected to be involved with service delivery, taking direct responsibility for our network of clubs and supporting our support centres and befriending services in a hands-on manner as required.
We believe that diversity and engagement is not only the right thing to do, but is the only way we can achieve our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures.
Please can you upload a covering letter to explain why you are the perfect candidate for this position and what skills and experience you will bring to this role. Please note, CV only applications will not be accepted.
Senior Vision Support Officer Main Duties:
- Contributing to development of the Charity’s medium and long-term vision and strategy.
- Developing new services in accordance with the organisation’s strategy, and ensuring services are engaging, challenging, inclusive and enjoyable.
- Ensuring all activities are covered by a risk assessment.
- Ensuring community staff are recruited, inducted, performance managed and supported.
- Identifying training needs of the Community Team and liaising with the Admin and Finance Manager regarding implementation.
- Taking direct responsibility for facilitating/running our network of clubs across the county.
- Managing our range of community services (Support Centres, Clubs, Befriending, IT etc) ensuring service users receive high quality services and staff are appropriately supported.
- Ensuring volunteers are properly supported by the Vision Support Officers in their operational activities.
- Processing safeguarding concerns in accordance with the Charity’s policy.
- Working with the team, where appropriate, to develop bespoke services to address unmet need.
- Providing a monthly report to the CEO detailing service use, activity levels etc. and developing and introducing impactful data collection to measure our performance (for organisational development) and improve reporting for donors and other stakeholders.
- Ensuring clear communication between the Senior Rehab Officer and Senior Vision Support Officer to ensure a seamless service between our ECLO, Rehabilitation and Community Services.
- Ensuring the Community Team complies fully with Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies.
- Undertaking any other reasonable duties as required by the Charity.
Senior Vision Support Officer Necessary Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
- Previous experience in a supervisory role, including performance management of staff and volunteers, is essential.
- Previous experience in the charity sector, and experience working with Volunteers and with Visually Impaired people is desirable.
- Educated to degree level and/or demonstratable Team Leader experience is essential.
- Knowledge of health and social care is good practice.
- IT literate, with the ability to use database and an excellent knowledge using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience of using CharityLog would be beneficial.
- Full UK driving licence, preferably clean, and access to own vehicle.
- Excellent and clear communication skills, both verbally and written.
- Excellent organisational skills and management skills are essential with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
- Excellent time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise a complex workload and work under pressure.
- Ability to engage with and place people using our services.
- The closing date for this role is 26th February 2021 with interviews taking place week commencing 1st March 2021.
While we would like to contact all our candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible so if you haven’t heard from us a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.