Job | Part Time

Family Services Officer - Northern Ireland

RNIB Northern Ireland

Information, Advice & Advocacy
£15,361 per year (£29,870 full time equivalent)
RNIB’s Children, Young People, Families and Education Service are part of RNIB services working with families, young people and education professionals directly...

…to ensure individuals aged 0-25 with vision impairment are able to access the same opportunities as their peers and realise their true potential.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our frontline team of Family Services Officers around the UK, ensuring a high quality, responsive, knowledgeable support service is offered.  This a job share position so you will be working in partnership with another Family Services Officer.  The role is part of a project funded by the Northern Health and Social care trust and provides lots of practical support to the families within this trust area, including personalised support, event and activities and resource development.

We actively encourage applicants with lived experience of sight loss to apply for this role.

Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience of supporting children, young people and families, you will provide a superb frontline service. This will involve ensuring the advice, information and guidance you provide is accurate, up to date and reflecting best practice. The role will require you to lead on training for parents and run events for families. The role offers the opportunity to respond to need and propose new resources which would benefit young people with vision impairment.  You will work creatively with managers and young people themselves to co-develop and deliver our events; whether virtual or face to face.

With knowledge and experience of this area, you will have an appreciation of the issues facing children and young people and will know how best to support them and their families to navigate and advocate for themselves.

This post is home based with an opportunity for hybrid working at our Belfast office. This role will require travel around Northern Ireland and could possibly involve some occasional travelling throughout the UK.  This role is externally funded and its continuation is reviewed on an annual basis.

In return

RNIB prides itself on being a great place to work with a range of flexible benefits and a positive, progressive culture. We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment, a flexible work life balance environment, as well as a benefits package including:

  1. 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, plus one Grace day per year.
  2. RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers.
  3. In-house training and development opportunities, including apprenticeships and management development programmes
  4. Flexible working arrangements.
  5. Contributory pension scheme.

How to Apply

If you'd like to apply for this great opportunity, please apply online, uploading your CV and cover letter, telling us how you meet section 1 of the person specification.

If you are having trouble applying online, would like more information or would like accessible versions of the Job Description, please contact us on [email protected].

We do reserve the right to close this role early in the event of a high number of applications.

For more information and to apply: 

Closing Date

Sunday / 01 October 2023

Contact Details

RNIB Victoria House
15-17 Gloucester St
United Kingdom


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