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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

Health and Wellbeing Director

37.5 hours per week. Flexible working will be required.
Salary – £40,000 – £45,000
Based at Beacon Centre in Sedgley, with responsibility across the charity’s geographic operating footprint. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Beacon is a charity with a bold vision of making a visible difference for people living with sight loss, helping them to live fuller, more independent lives. With the Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) you will be responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and achieving the Ambition 2025 strategy. Building on the organisations people, systems and assets, you will be part of the team that ensures the long-term performance and sustainability of the charity to the benefit of its customers and supporters.

As Health & Wellbeing Director, you will lead on developing Beacon’s Health & Wellbeing services offer to a wider sight loss customer base and their carers across its operating geography. You will provide leadership across our regulated care, day activities provision, community development and employment programmes, empowering staff to put our customers at the centre of their service provision. Engaging with strategic influencers and developing a range of partnerships, you will promote Beacon as a provider of choice for citizens, communities and commissioners.

This is an exciting time for Beacon, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a new directorate and make a lasting contribution to the strategic direction of the charity. The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Strategic senior management in a dynamic, fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Proven track record of overseeing the delivery of regulated care and day services, including compliance with Care Quality Commission and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
  • Experience of developing and managing complex budgets, including external funds
  • Excellent people manager, with the ability to inspire and empower staff to perform at their highest level.
  • Proven entrepreneurial abilities and demonstrable experience of leading business planning processes from vision to implementation to evaluation.

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 are interested in the above vacancy, download and complete an application form and send to HR@beaconvision.org.

Application Form

Job Description 

Due to business need, we will be reviewing candidates on a case by case basis. As such, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

Project Coordinator – Assistive Technology

37.5 hours per week
£25,000 – £28,000 per annum
Fixed term contract for 12 months
Based Beacon Centre Sedgley, however travel throughout the West Midlands is required. 

The successful candidate for this new role will manage the West Midlands Technology project, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. This project aims to map the existing provision of Assistive Technology across West Midlands Sight Loss organisations, and scope delivery of shared services across partner organisations.

In addition, this role will support the application of Assistive Technology projects and programmes at Beacon.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • High levels of technological experience, ideally in an assistive context
  • Excellent people engagement skills
  • Experience of developing strategies and implementation plans
  • Ability to work across diverse organisations and build co-operation

Some experience of the sight loss or disability sector and the role of technology within it, is desirable.

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.

Please read the job description/person specification and send in a completed application form to HR@beaconvision.org.

Application Form 

Job Description 

Due to business need, we will be reviewing candidates on a case by case basis. As such, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

 

                                       

 

Employment Services Support Officer (Evolve Project)

Based in Cannock

25 hours per week

£9.83 per hour

This post is fixed term until 30/09/2021 – subject to funding

The Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Evolve project provides free support to people who have a visual impairment or disability including: CV writing, career advice and guidance, and support with job search, all aimed to improve confidence and skills to enable people to enter into employment or training opportunities.

This role will provide administration support and promote effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders involved in the Evolve Project.  Duties will include attending networking and marketing events to promote and add value to the service, uploading documents, data inputting, filing and auditing paperwork. Adhering to strict BBO guidelines, candidates will be expected to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and have the ability to produce a high quality of administrative work.

In return, we offer flexible working, 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 read the job description and complete the application form, returning to HR@beaconvision.org, or if you prefer you can telephone 01902 880111.

Application Form 

Job Description 

Advert placed:  10th October 2019

Closing date:  28th October 2019

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

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

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

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.