Vacancy: British Blind Sport First Steps Project Officer

Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping people and improving lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as a British Blind Sport First Steps Project Officer.

Salary:                         £24,000 pro rata (FTE is 37.5 hours)
Hours of Work:            Up to 30 hours per week
Contract term:             Fixed term contact, ending November 30 th 2022
Based:                         British Blind Sport Offices, Cubbington, Leamington Spa
Closing date:               Friday 21 st February 2020
Interviews:                   Thursday 5 th March

British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. British Blind Sport is delighted to announce the creation of a new role to deliver our successful ‘First Steps’ project across the UK.

Funded by BBC Children in Need, the project’s purpose is to identify children and their families who could benefit from the scheme, all of whom will receive one of our BBS First Steps activity packs. In addition, the families will receive support to connect the children into local community activities.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. The First Steps programme assists visually impaired children to take their first steps into fun physical activity to promote a healthy sporting habit for life.

While the role will be primarily office based, some national travel and some flexibility to working hours may be required to meet the needs of the families. Working from home may be required at times.

British Blind Sport is passionate about supporting and developing their staff. We believe a work/life balance is important and actively support our staff to achieve this.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will require a full DBS check.

British Blind Sport actively promotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community, particularly people with sight loss.

About the organisation

For over 40 years, British Blind Sport has been working to make a visible difference to the lives of visually impaired people through sport. Our organisation is the UK leader for supporting people with a visual impairment to lead active lifestyles and operates a membership programme with over 1,000 active members.

Knowing that I make a positive impact to young people’s lives makes my job worthwhile.” – Lijana, Young Leaders Officer.

“I enjoy working at British Blind Sport because it is both challenging and rewarding. No two days are the same!” Alex, National Partnerships Manager.

The post holder will be based at our offices in Cubbington, Warwickshire. Hosting regular social events and training days, the organisation has an ethos of fun and enthusiasm as well as professionalism and passion for our work.

For an informal discussion about the charity, the role or the application process please contact Alaina on 01926 424247 during normal working hours or email chiefexec@britishblindsport.org.uk

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