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Eye Care Champion

Posted: 13 Jul 2021 Closes: 30 Jul 2021
North West England £11,750 per annum + Benefits
Permanent & Full-time SAB_1359

Job title: Eye Care Champion

Location: North West

Salary: £11,750 per annum + Benefits

Hours: 18.75 hours per week (initially to 1st Feb 2022, but beyond that is subject to funding)

Closing date: Friday 6th August
About the role

We are looking for someone to join our established team of Eye Care Champions in the North West.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, we have Eye Care Champions in the North West and also in London.

The Eye Care Champions are co-workers and use their skills together to do the work.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in health, social care or the voluntary services. This could be a self advocate with lived experience of learning disability, autism or both.

We can be very flexible about your work base, days and hours and will give you all the training, equipment and support you need to do the job.

At SeeAbility we think people with learning disabilities have the right to see as well as they can, just like everyone else. We know that people with learning disabilities are much more likely to have problems with their eyes. For over 10 years we have been working to make sure everyone knows what needs to change so that people with learning disabilities of all ages are getting the eye care they need.

We are excited that the NHS have said that health services need to be made better for people with a learning disability and autistic people in their Long Term Plan. This means there is going to be more work for us to do.

Our Every Day in Focus project is all about Eye Care Champions making people with learning disabilities and their supporters in local communities eye care aware. We will do this through training, awareness raising and giving advice using all of our eye care resources.

**We also have an easy read advert and application form for applicants with learning disabilities which can be obtained from emailing s.kill@seeability.org
About you

We are looking for people who want to make a difference and speak up for the equal rights of people with learning disabilities.

Any of the experiences below would make you a great Eye Care Champion!
  • You might have your own personal experience of living with a learning disability, autism or both, as well as your own experiences of eye care or eye problems.
  • You might do paid or voluntary work in advocacy services or planning for learning disability services in your local area.
  • You might work in health, education or social care services and have experience of supporting and working with people with learning disabilities or in eye care/sight loss services.
  • You might know lots about services for people with learning disabilities and their families in your area.
We have an easy read version of the job description to download. If you would like any information sent to you in a different format or have any questions, please call, text or email our Eye Care and Vision Manager, Steve Kill on the details below.

Telephone: 07738 040307

Email: s.kill@seeability.org

You can apply for the job online by uploading your CV or you can call or email us to find out the best way for you to apply. This could be by filling in an easy read application form or sending us a letter or video about you.

Interviews for this role will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 12th August

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.
Your extraordinary opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities - raise £1000 for SeeAbility and get up to a whole week paid leave to complete your challenge
  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid mandatory/statutory training
  • Funded training and professional qualifications
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards
Your work-life balance
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • Life events: Time off when you need it most
Your money goes further
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone tariff
Your wellbeing counts
  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Health care cash plan (from April 2020)
  • Cycle to work scheme (from April 2020)
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • 24/7 BUPA nurse line
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