The Duke of Devonshire, KCVO, CBE, DL

"I'm delighted to witness an innovative business partnership between the charity and Flint Bishop Solicitors. Their work together creates a fantastic opportunity to promote legacy giving and ensure that blind and partially sighted people throughout Derbyshire receive the support and services they deserve."

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.

 

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Sight Support Derbyshire Job Vacancies

 


 

Rehabilitation Workers (Qualified)

Derbyshire

Full and part time posts available

£27,000 (FTE 37 hours per week)

Sight Support Derbyshire is looking to recruit two well organised Rehabilitation Workers to be part of a dedicated team supporting the delivery of high quality services to blind and partially sighted people in Derbyshire.

Reporting to the Senior Rehabilitation Worker, you will need to be a ‘self-starter’ and able to work on your own initiative to ensure that the service runs smoothly and delivers the required outcomes. You will be allocated your own case load and will perform assessments of need and provide rehabilitation programmes for mobility, communication and independent living skills for visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire.

We have a number of hours available and are happy to consider full time (37 hours per week) or part time working. (Please telephone if you wish to discuss options before applying.)

It is essential for this post that you are a qualified rehabilitation worker, holding one of the professional based qualifications available through national training establishments. (We will consider part time applicants who are currently studying for the qualification.) Extensive travel is an essential part of this role and as many areas in the county are hard to reach by public transport, it is likely that access to a vehicle for work purposes will be needed.

We can offer you a challenging and rewarding environment, a competitive salary and pension and generous annual leave entitlement.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion call Claire Winfield, on 01332 292262

For an application pack, including full job description, please email heather.davidson@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 15th May 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Sight Support Derbyshire is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (North)

Based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

22.5 hours (3 days) per week

£10.13/hr (£19,490 pro-rata - £11,852 per annum for 22.5hrs)

Sight Support Derbyshire is looking for an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) to be part of a dedicated team supporting the delivery of high quality services to blind and partially sighted people in Derbyshire.

Losing all or some of your sight can cause many emotional and practical problems to both the patient and their families. Based in the Eye Centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital you will provide information, advice and support to eye clinic patients and their relatives. This will include listening to their needs and helping them to access services to enable them to come to terms with their sight loss and live independently.

You must have proven listening and people skills and a track record of helping people to access services and support to help them come to terms with changes in their lives. You must be able to work on your own initiative much of the time, but also contribute to the wider team.

It is essential that you are a real ‘people person’ and can show compassion and understanding alongside a common sense approach to your work. Whilst it is desirable that you have experience in working with visually impaired people, it is not essential as full training will be provided. The post holder will need to be willing to attended the Eye Clinic Liaison Course run by RNIB in Birmingham (and accredited by City University London) – a 2x2 day course with some home study.

We can offer you a challenging and rewarding environment, and a competitive salary. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To find out more, send for a full job description and application pack please email heather.davidson@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Closing date for applications:9am Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 10th May 2017

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Three Collection Box Volunteers

One to cover Willington, Melbourne Swadlincote

One to cover Bakewell, Buxton, High Peak

One to cover Chesterfield 

Sight Support Derbyshire (SSD) needs to raise funds to provide support for blind and visually impaired people around the county. 

What you will do and where: We need a volunteer to visit our visually impaired members when their home collection box is full. We also have plastic collection boxes placed in retail outlets such as newsagents, garages and pubs.

On sight of the SSD ID badge, collection boxes and home boxes need to be swapped with empty ones. You will return the full ones to us to be counted by volunteers in the office. The office will send a receipt to the supporter.

The south Derbyshire volunteer will be responsible for collecting boxes from towns and villages as far as Burton on Trent. In north Derbyshire, the volunteer will collect boxes from Bakewell, Buxton, and villages throughout the High Peak. The Chesterfield collector will cover the surrounding area, including Brimington and Clay Cross.

When:  Hours and time to suit you.

Skills Required:  Good communication and organisation skills.

Training and Support:  We will give you visual impairment training and training specific to the tasks you will undertake.  The Fundraising Manager will support you throughout with meetings to see how things are going.

Expenses:  We will reimburse your out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy. We ask that you apply a cost-effective approach when carrying out collections on our behalf.

Before you start:  You need to provide us with the names of two people who can provide a reference for you. 

This is an excellent opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire.

For more information please contact Fundraising Office on 01332 292262 or email eileen.bagguley@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk


Mobile Unit Volunteer Driver

Join us by investing your time in doing something that makes a world of difference to people with sight loss. The Mobile Unit serves as a vehicle to deliver information and demonstrate aids to visually impaired people, their friends and carers. As a volunteer you will be expected to drive the Mobile Unit to various locations around the county to provide information on all aspects of visual impairment, including benefits, leisure pursuits and local services, to name but a few. Although we attempt to visit a different part of the county every day you can give as much time as you want to suit you.

Our office is located at:  Suite 2.2 - 2.10, 2nd Floor, Litchurch Plaza, Litchurch Lane, Derby DE24 8AA. Our opening times are from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday.

What you will do:

You will assist the Mobile Unit Co-ordinator by visiting specific locations in the county, manning a stand and taking part in various events to provide information and advice to visually impaired people.

You will answer questions raised by people visiting the Mobile Unit in relation to Sight Support Derbyshire and demonstrate aids or equipment.

You will talk with people and make sure they are made welcome.

Skills you will need to have: A current driving licence is essential, good communication skills, able to demonstrate and explain use of equipment, have a good knowledge of Derbyshire, and have ability to work as a team.

Training and Support: We will give you visual impairment training and specific training of the tasks. You will only go out on your own after your training and assessment. A member of staff will give you support throughout your training and will meet with you on a regular basis to see how things are going.

Expenses: We will reimburse your out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy.

Before you start: You will need to provide us with the names of two people who can give us a character reference for you.

This is an excellent opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire.

For further details on how you can volunteer please call 01332 292262 or email volunteering@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk.


Volunteering Opportunities

Sight Support Derbyshire is a user led charity that relies on the support of our volunteers.

To read more about Volunteering for Sight Support Derbyshire please click here

For further details on how you can volunteer please contact volunteering@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 292262.

Sight Support Derbyshire are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas.

 1) Home Visiting 

With just a few hours a week you can make a real difference to the lives of local people who are blind and partially sighted.  Choose from home visiting for a chat, assisting with reading, shopping or going for walks

 What you will do and skills you will need to have:

  • Provide a befriending relationship to visually impaired people.
  • Support our members with tasks such as reading, guiding, shopping, and general socialising especially to those members who are isolated.
  • Good communication skills. Be able to complete a monthly report on the progress of the visit. The use of a car would be advantageous although not essential. 

 

2) Fundraising Opportunities in the Chesterfield Area

 

What you will do and where: This is a very varied role and includes street/supermarket collections, charity stalls at country fairs or village fetes and helping at events such as abseiling and firewalks .

  • When:  You can give as much time as you like with hours to suit you.        
  • Skills Required:  Good communication skills.
  • Training and Support:  We will give you visual impairment training and training specific to the tasks you will undertake.  A member of staff will support you throughout and will meet with you on a regular basis to see how things are going.

 

                                                                                                                        

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