Vacancy: British Blind Sport (BBS): Participation Officer

Could you make a visible difference?

Salary:                        £22,500 to £24,000 per annum
Hours:                        Full time contract, 37.5 hours per week
Based:                        British Blind Sport Offices, Cubbington, Leamington Spa
Closing date:             Friday, 28th February 2020
Interview date:          Wednesday, 11th March 2020

Are you passionate about the role that sport and physical activity play in peoples’ lives? Would you like to take on the challenge of tackling inactivity across the UK? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as a British Blind Sport Participation Officer. British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

Funded by Sport England, this role will work to take forward new and established links and initiatives across the visually impaired (VI) community within England to grow participation in sport.

Candidates for the post must have a proven track record of managing and delivering projects and a high level project and event planning skills is needed. Experience in working with or supporting visually impaired people is desirable. The successful applicant must be able to work flexibly and be willing to travel to other locations as and when the role requires.

British Blind Sport is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and as such, where appropriate for a role, a full DBS check will be requested.

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

The role will report directly to the National Partnerships Manager within British Blind Sport.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the role or application process, please contact Alex, National Partnerships Manager, on alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

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