Jobs

Trustee Vacancies

We are currently seeking to recruit a number of trustees on a voluntary basis to support the effective running of the charity. We are especially keen to hear from people who have experience in the following areas.

  • Fundraising / Marketing
  • Charity Retail
  • Digital Inclusion

What are we looking for?

  • Fundraising / Marketing

If you are a fundraising and/or marketing professional ideally from the charity sector and you have experience of securing support from a range of audiences, we would love to hear from you. We have a wide range of supporters and strive to engaging people on an ongoing basis though marketing the charities aims and objectives. We have a particular need for someone who has experience in launching new and dynamic approaches to fundraising.

  • Charity retail

If you are someone with a wealth of experience in the charity retail sector with some experience of running retail outlets in multiple locations, please contact us. The charity would benefit from having a trustee with particular experience of developing and managing retail offers and balancing the profitability against the impact on other functions within locations.

  • Digital inclusion

Our digital offer is becoming increasingly important as a way of increasing the independence of people living with sight loss. The charity would benefit from having a trustee with experience of embedding digital approaches into our local offer.  If you have experience in this area or knowledge of assistive technology and applications, please join our charity.

What is the role all about?

As a trustee, you will provide guidance and support to departmental areas of Beacon and act as the Trustee Board’s expert, depending on specialism. In addition to attending quarterly board meetings, you would also need to attend other committee meetings as required and engage with directors and wider team on strategy development and implementation. All meetings are managed virtually at present, but it is our hope that face to face meetings will be possible in the future. You will be committed to the organisation and be an active champion of Beacon.

What can becoming a trustee offer you?

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Utilise your skills for the public benefit through the support of a leading regional sight loss charity.
  • Deepen your understanding of charity management and governance
  • Support the achievement of Beacon’s charitable objectives, resulting in a visible difference for people with sight loss.

 If you are interested in applying, please contact

Lisa Cowley, CEO: lcowley@beaconvision.org

Kathy Roper, Chair of Trustees: kroper@beaconvision.org with a covering letter detailing relevant knowledge and experience to support Beacon.

 

Design and Technology Technician (Fab Lab Trainer)

15 hrs per week

£18000 – £21000 per annum, pro rata

Sedgley

Beacon’s Fab Lab specialises in digital manufacturing and design and aims to provide those who are living with sight loss the opportunity to develop state of the art digital and design skills.

Do you have existing digital design/product manufacturing experience, and would like to offer people with sight loss an opportunity to learn new skills? We have an exciting role within the team for someone to support and train people with disabilities to create digital artwork and operate a range of small fabrication equipment including laser cutters,  sublimation and 3D printers.

This is an interesting and extremely rewarding role where you will utilise your own knowledge and experience to help trainees build self-confidence, gain interest in a new aspect of IT, and to develop skills that may lead to employment.

You must have experience of using a range of both 2D and 3D software packages and can work on both PC and Mac platforms.  This is a relatively new and developing role so you will also need to be self-motivated, enjoy challenges and have the ability to trouble shoot and develop solutions.

In return, we offer flexible working and competitive benefits including generous holiday allowance, Simply Health Cash Plan and pension, plus a fun environment, led by an inspirational CEO.

To find out more and to apply for this role, please visit our recruitment site Beacon Recruit https://beacon.ciphr-irecruit.com/applicants

Closing date: 3rd December 2020

Please Note: If sufficient number of applicants are found for interview the advert for the role may be removed before the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Assistant Shop Manager

Bloxwich

8.89 per hour

16 hours per week

Working in our Bloxwich Shop, the ideal candidate will have proven retail and customer service experience, as well as experience of supervising staff and/or volunteers.  The successful candidate will also have a working knowledge of EPOS systems and be able to maximise sales with regard to stock control, pricing of merchandise and quality control.  This role will require flexible working, between Monday and Saturday.

In return, we offer competitive benefits including generous holiday allowance, Simply Health Cash Plan and pension, plus a fun environment, led by an inspirational CEO.

To find out more and to apply for this role, please visit our recruitment site Beacon Recruit https://beacon.ciphr-irecruit.com/applicants

Closing date: 23rd November 2020

Please Note: If sufficient number of applicants are found for interview the advert for the role may be removed before the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Care and Support Worker

Variety of shifts and hours available

£8.89 – £9.20 per hour

At Beacon Domiciliary care, we provide support to adults with personal care, to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.

We are currently looking to recruit Care and Support Workers to work both within the community and in our accommodation at Beacon Centre, to deliver this personal care. It is essential that applicants have a driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is flexible.
  • Can work full days and alternate weekends.
  • Has experience of working with vulnerable adults.
  • Is an excellent communicator.
  • Is empathetic, patient and has a caring nature.
  • A qualification within the health and social care industry is desirable.

All successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, have a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle. Personal or paid experience in home care will be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please see the Job Description below, and send your CV with a cover letter to people@beaconvision.org.

Job Description

Closing date: Rolling Recruitment

If you do not hear within four weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Telephone Befriender (Voluntary role)

Taking the time to talk is important for us all right now.

Our telephone befriending service is a lifeline for people with sight loss during this pandemic.

We are on the lookout for new volunteers to be a friendly voice on the phone.

If you want to make a difference please come and join us.

If you want to find out more about the service or are interested in becoming one of our volunteers please e-mail people@beaconvision.org.

Volunteers Needed
Could you give the gift of your time?
If you would like to meet new people and help to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss, we are looking to recruit volunteer for the following areas:

To apply or learn more, please contact the People Team at people@beaconvision.org or call 01902 880 111.