RNIB Employability Assistant - Glasgow

Glasgow, Glasgow City
04 May 2017
04 Aug 2017
Long Term

Are you friendly with good communication skills? Passionate about supporting blind and partially sighted people to find work? Our Pre-Employment Programme offers experience drafting CV's, completing application forms and visiting potential employment sites. We need volunteers to provide general assistance, note taking and advice to help our customers increase their employment skills.

A PVG Scotland Adults Criminal Record Check is required.

When will you be needed?
2 hours per week, Mon am; Tues am; Wed am; Thurs am; Fri am.


Glasgow: RNIB Resource Centre, 17 Gullane Street, Partick,
Glasgow G11 6AH
What Will You Be Doing?
Meeting and greeting visitors; Respond to questions and concerns; Using IT equipment and systems; Making appropriate contributions; Support people with IT development
Supporting people to identify and apply for employment opportunities or take steps to move closer to work. Support people to identify their skills that will interest an employer
You would visit employment sites and offer sighted guiding
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Ability to ask questions sensitively; Good Communication Skills; Approachable & empathetic nature; Computer Literate; Confident and Patient; Good written communication skills
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to give something back; A chance to make a difference; Working with a variety of people; Working with people with sight loss
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Supervision and help from your Manager; Regular updates; Sighted Guiding Training; Support from Volunteers and Staff