Vision Loss Team ManagerDEPARTMENT:
Community Access TeamLOCATION:
£27,500 (FTE)RESPONSIBLE TO:
COS Operations ManagerRESPONSIBLE FOR:
1. 5 Vision Loss Advisors; 0.5 Volunteer Coordinator; & 1 Support WorkerDURATION:
3yr Project starting Feb 2019BSL AdvertAbout us
As a charity Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (COS) has the organisational purpose of: promoting, developing and causing to be provided appropriate facilities, services and resources to improve the quality of life and equality of opportunities for D/deaf people and people living with sensory loss.
COS’s mission is to promote a world where sensory loss does not limit, preclude or stigmatise people from achieving their full potential. We do this by campaigning and lobbying, raising awareness of sensory loss, promoting health, learning and communication support, and providing services which enable the achievement of our mission. The services we provide are aimed at ensuring D/deaf people and people living with sensory loss have equal access to statutory, voluntary and private sector service provision enabling them to remain living independently in their own homes for the longest time possible.JobSense Project
It’s an exciting time for the Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (COS) as we begin a new three-year employment project working with key partners Action on Hearing Loss and Elite Specialist Employment Agency, to deliver the JobSense project over the next 3 years, which aims to support people with sensory loss (those who are deaf, have hearing loss, blind, have sight loss or are deafblind) into work.
Answering to the Operations Manager, the Senior Vision Loss Advisor will be responsible for managing a team of Vision Loss Advisors, Volunteer Coordinator and a Support Worker. The postholder will also be required to work closely with the Employment Engagement Coordinator for East Wales.
The role requires someone who is experienced at giving advice, support or mentoring and has previously worked or volunteered with people who are Blind or have sight loss.
You’ll also be used to working independently under your own initiative, with the ability to plan and prioritise your workload effectively. You will play a key role in the successful running of this European Social Fund project.
You will also be passionate about making a difference to the lives of people who have sensory loss.This scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. www.gov.wales/eu-funding