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Trustee Vacancies

Beacon Vision, is a leading regional charity, supporting people across the Black Country and Staffordshire impacted by Sight Loss. The charity first began life in 1875 and in that time has supported thousands of people and had a huge impact on the visually impaired community. Over time the charity has evolved to be a leading innovator in the sector supporting academic and commercial research into new technologies from autonomous vehicles to virtual reality headsets and developing sports, rehabilitation and employment programmes, which give people back their independence and confidence.

We are dedicated to making a visible difference for people with sight loss.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees made up of up to twelve people with a diverse range of skills and experience who together, ensure that the charity is effectively operated in pursuit of our charitable aims. There is also a wholly owned trading arm and CIC that govern our Enterprise activities including retail, hospitality and opticians. The charity’s turnover is c. £3million and we employ 140 staff and are supported by over 276 volunteers.

We are currently recruiting to two voluntary Trustee roles, with specialisms in Financial Management and Food and Drink/Hospitality.  Please click on the links below to find out more about each role, and how to apply.

Trustee – Financial Management

Trustee – Food and Drink/Hospitality

Employment Officer
37.5 hours per week
Salary £23,868

Based Sedgley, travel throughout Wolverhampton and Black Country
This post is fixed term until 30/06/22

The successful candidate will work solely on our Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Bridges programme which aims to assist people with visual impairments and other disabilities and/or barriers, to get ready to move into employment, further education/training or job search.  You will deliver a wide range person centred programme, including training, social and life skills and recreational activities.

Previous experience in a similar role preferable; educated to equivalent Level 4 in either Care / Management / IAG, or a teaching / training qualification. Full Clean Driving Licence with business use insurance and access to vehicle due to travel required within the role.

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

If you would like to apply for this role, please follow this link: Careers with Beacon or to find out more telephone 01902 880111 or email hr@beaconvision.org.

Closing Date:  Friday 28th November 2019

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

Beacon is an equal opportunities employer. DBS Checks are required for this post

This post is funded through the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund

Cook

£9.02 per Hour
7.30am – 14:00pm
Saturday & Sunday

Based at Sedgley

The purpose of this role is to plan, prepare, cook and serve meals in support of  Beacon’s Hospitality activities.

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

If you would like to apply for this role, please follow this link: Careers with Beacon

Closing Date:  Friday 25th November 2019

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

 

Health and Wellbeing Support Assistant

Variety of shifts and hours available

£8.37 – £8.87 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 Health and Wellbeing Support Assistants 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.

Beacon offers excellent benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, Life Assurance scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan and generous pension scheme.

If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please send your CV with a cover letter to HR@beaconvision.org

Closing date: Rolling Recruitment

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

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 Becky Sinar on: bsinar@beaconvision.org or call 01902 880 111. No deadline – We will remove the advert when we have filled all the spaces.