CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire

Claire Winfield was appointed as the CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire in January 2013.  Claire joins us from the Royal Air Forces Association where she worked as the Director of Welfare.


Derby Job Club

Blind and partially sighted job club to be launched in Derby


A new job club, especially for people with sight loss, will be launched by Action for Blind People at The Guinness Trust, 1A Sidney Street, Derby (DE1 2TU) on 17 February 2014. The job club will take place weekly – Mondays between 10.30am and 3.30pm.


The sessions will provide training and support in:


*           preparing CVs and cover letters

*           help with job application forms

*           support with job searching

*           guidance on when and how to disclose a visual impairment to an employer

*           interview technique advice


The job club will also provide advice on job retention and self employment.


Action for Blind People’s employment coordinator, Jason Burridge, said: “Finding work can be challenging for everyone, but if you’re visually impaired, there are additional obstacles to overcome.”


“You might be newly diagnosed with sight loss and think you can no longer do the job you’ve always done. We can discuss with you what help is available to allow you to continue working in the same field, or help you decide on a new career path. Alternatively, you may know exactly what you want to do but just need help with accessing and applying for vacancies.”


Claire Winfield, from Sight Support Derbyshire, added: “We’re really pleased to be working with our partners at Action for Blind People as they set up this new job club, which is a first for Derbyshire. We regularly work with visually impaired people who are eager to get into, or back into the workplace. Having this additional job club support will really help our members and other visually impaired people from across the County to overcome the barriers they so often face.”


To book your place or to find out more, please phone 01509 632400, or email




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