Community Engagement Officer

Deafblind UK
United Kingdom
25 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in North West Wales area

You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UKs work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss. This is a fixed term contract until End of March 2020 with the possibility to extend funding permitting, you wiill need to be Home Based within the North West Wales area.

What to expect in the role???

No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges faced with sight and hearing loss. Your role will also involve various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards targets and agreed objectives.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers, whilst ideally having proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector. You will also ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience and you must be comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.


Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits packageincluding, Competitive annual leave allowance, opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role, DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK, Inclusion in our pension scheme, Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses for VDU users and Discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme

Do you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?

Then we want to hear from you???

To Apply

Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you're ideal for this role and we'll be back in touch

A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found above or on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team

We look forward to hearing from you.

For any queries about this role or for an application form in an alternative format then please contact the Recruitment Team