Jobs

Registered Charity No: 216092

Shop Manager – Halesowen Shop

£8.43 per hour (32.5 hours per week – working over 6 days)

The ideal candidates 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.

All successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please download the job description and person specification and complete the application form or send a CV and covering letter to hr@beaconvision.org

Potential Interviews and presentation to be held on 30 April 2018

Closing date:  26 April 2018 at 9am

Part Time Mobile Services Officer

£9.81 per hour (21 hours per week)

The role will be to provide a mobile early intervention advice service to individuals at risk of sight loss. Deliver a mobile outreach/dispersed services to empower and assist individuals who have sight loss.
This is a mobile role, predominantly based in East Shropshire
We are looking for someone who can develop Our See Hear Mobile Services in various locations. Are you?
• Self starter, with a passion for making a difference
• Empathetic
• Able to work with volunteers
• A good communication skills and professional approach
• self-motivated, driven and organised,
• Able to plan appropriate routes, to deliver the most efficient and effective journey time.
All successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check, and must have a Full & Current Driving Licence category B., held for a minimum of 2 years. Must be able to drive a Van to comply with Company Insurance.
Please read the Person Specification and Job Description  If you are interested in applying for the above vacancy please send a CV and covering letter to: hr@beaconvision.org
Closing date: 30 April 2018 by 9am

Corporate Services and Performance Director

Beacon was established in 1875 with its charitable aim “To promote the relief of visually impaired persons”. For almost 150 years we have supported thousands of visually impaired people and their families adapt to sight loss and live as independently as practicable within their homes and communities.

As part of our Ambition 2025 strategy we are embarked upon a substantial transformation of our services, with significant opportunities to enhance and expand our reach to meet the ever-growing demand for sight loss support.

As this transformation develops alongside broader developments within the sight loss sector, we need to ensure that our cross cutting corporate services evolve to provide the appropriate support and that we effectively track and report performance to reassure investors and enable additional resources to enhance on-going developments.

Our operational services include site based support at Sedgley and Stourbridge, coupled across the Black Country and Staffordshire with supported employment programmes, community based activity and sports initiatives, and mobile sight loss advice.

Our current innovations include the development of digital design and fabrication facilities to provide upto date skills and training for visually impaired, collaborations with Universities and technology developers on Virtual Reality devices and accessible connected autonomous vehicles and a future network of dispersed service provision.

This is a hugely exciting role that has the potential to make a difference to many 1000’s of people living with sight loss across our operating geography by ensuring the continued development of innovative and accessible services to existing and future customers.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced finance and corporate services professional to join the Executive team, able to work collaboratively, with a flair for innovation and coupled with an ability to network widely and operate credibly across all levels of organisation.

If you have the track record of proven leadership, knowledge, delivery, flair and passion to make a difference then we would love to hear from you.

If you wish to discuss the position please contact Karen Vidal-Chiduwa On 01902 880111 in the first instance

Closing date for applications is 5pm 20 April 2018, with assessments taking place on Wednesday 2 May 2018

Please read the Person Specification and the Job Description.

To apply, please fill in the Application Form

Trustee wanted – voluntary role

Do you want to make a difference?  Do you want to share your knowledge and skills for a great purpose? Beacon was established in 1875 with its charitable aim “To promote the relief of visually impaired persons”. For almost 150 years we have supported thousands of visually impaired people and their families adapt to sight loss and live as independently as practicable within their homes and communities.

As part of our Ambition 2025 strategy we are embarked upon a substantial transformation of our services, with significant opportunities to enhance and expand our reach to meet the ever-growing demand for sight loss support.

Our operational services include site-based support at Sedgley and Stourbridge, including independent life skills, IT & digital device training, low vision assessments and support, coupled across the Black Country and Staffordshire with supported employment programmes, community based activity and sports initiatives, and mobile sight loss advice.

Our current innovations include the development of digital design and fabrication facilities to provide up to date skills and training for visually impaired, collaborations with Universities and technology developers on Virtual Reality devices and accessible connected autonomous vehicles and a future network of dispersed service provision.

Our valued Trustees meet quarterly as a Board and attend subcommittee meetings in Finance & General Purposes, Charity Operations and Enterprises, along with annual strategic development meetings.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with experience in the sight loss field, have skills in finance, legal or marketing or have worked in the charitable sector. If you have senior management experience, are used to engaging in high level debate and are able to contribute to making informed decisions.

We positively welcome applications from visually impaired people and people from black, Asian, minority and ethnic backgrounds.  Closing date 26 April 2018 – with meetings to discuss applications to follow.

To apply, please contact our CEO, Arwyn Jones at AJones@beaconvision.org. You will need to send a short pen picture of your career to date, what you feel you can offer and why you want to help make a difference to visually impaired people.

IT Support Volunteer

Could you give the gift of your time to support service users learning to use computers?

We need an IT Support Volunteer to help people:

  • Practise in using the mouse and keyboard
  • Specific packages, e.g. Word
  • The internet
  • Emails/Outlook
  • iPad’s and tablets

The volunteer will be working one to one or in small groups, with the support of an IT instructor.

If you are interested in this role please see the IT Support volunteer job description

To apply please contact Becky Sinar 01902 881 000, email bsinar@beaconvision.org

Low Vision Plus Support Volunteer

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 a Low Vision Plus Support Volunteer to:

• Assist and support the Low Vision Plus Service and Equipment & Advice Officer
• Communicate appointments and feedback from Clients
• Administer the Wireless for the Blind process
• Administer data entry onto appropriate systems

If you are interested in this role please see the LV Plus volunteer role job description

To apply please contact Becky Sinar 01902 881 000, email bsinar@beaconvision.org

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Would you like to meet new people and make a difference to someone living with sight loss?

We are looking for a Volunteer Catering Assistant to:

  • Prepare and serve snacks, meals and refreshments.
  • Handle small amounts of money, using a till system.
  • Participate in keeping all areas of the kitchen and table areas clean and tidy.
  • Clear tables after use.
  • Assist staff with additional duties at busiest times of the day.
  • Assist staff members during the set up of conferencing events, as required.

For more information please download the role description.Voluntary Catering Assistant

To apply please contact Becky Sinar 01902 881 000, email bsinar@beaconvision.org

Grants and Trust Support Volunteer

Would you like to help organise Beacon events and research new grant guidance?

We’ve got a new volunteer role available with flexible hours that could suit you.

Find out more on the link below or contact Becky on 01902 880 111.

Grants Trusts Admin Support – Volunteer JD 05 01 2017

Community Voice Volunteer

Could you help us shout about the work that the Beacon Centre is doing? We are after some new community voice volunteers to help us spread the work about sight loss.

Find out more on the link below or call Becky on 01902 880 111.

Community Voice volunteers

Volunteer Driver’s Mate

Have you got some free time to help our van drivers when they are out and about collecting goods for our shops?
We are after a driver’s mate. Contact Becky on 01902 880 111 or bsinar@beaconvision.org or find out more on the link below:
Volunteer Drivers Mate