Sewing and Knitting Support

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
South East England
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
02 May 2018
Ref
10935
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Sewing and Knitting Support

Type of opportunity

Practical Support

Opportunity -10935

Do you have sewing and knitting skills which you'd like to use to help others? Are you friendly and outgoing? We'd love you to join us and support our blind and partially sighted tenants with their mending and craft tasks at Swail House in Epsom.

Region

South East, London

Where based?

On Site

Additional location information

Surrey: Swail House, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AZ

What you will be doing?

Sitting with tenants in their communal area and helping with various mending tasks; repairing tears; turning up trousers; picking up dropped stitches; sewing together knitted squares

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Working with a variety of people
  • Working with people with sight loss
  • A sense of achievement

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Sighted Guiding Training

When will you be needed?

Mon am, Mon pm, Tues am, Tues pm, Wed am, Wed pm, Thurs am, Thurs pm, Fri am, Fri pm

How often will I be needed? 2 hours Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

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