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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 Fundraising and/or Marketing and Food & Drink/Hospitality.  Please click on the links below to find out more about each role, and how to apply.

Trustee – Fundraising/Marketing

Trustee – Food and Drink/Hospitality

Driver

Based Sedgley

£8.21 per hour

10 hours per week – flexibility required

The purpose of this role is to safely transport customers between the Beacon Centre in Sedgley and their homes.  The ideal candidate will ensure the safety of the clients when in the minibus and when accessing the services at Beacon, this will involve the use of aids such as wheelchair clamps, the minibus tail lift and any other relevant equipment.

The successful candidate must have a full, clean driving licence including category D1, they will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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.

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

 Job Description

Closing date: 31st January 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.  If you do not hear within four weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

Shop Manager

Wolverhampton

£9.02 per hour

32.5 hours per week, 5 days per week, Monday to Sunday, flexibility required

The ideal candidate will have proven retail managerial and customer service experience. You should have a working knowledge of EPOS systems and be able to maximise sales with regard to stock control, pricing of merchandise and quality control.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check.

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

 Job Description

Closing date: 31st January 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.  If you do not hear within four weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

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 send your CV to HR@beaconvision.org.

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

Care and Support Worker

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 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 HR@beaconvision.org.

Job Description

Closing date: Rolling Recruitment

If you do not hear within four 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.