What is this role?
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
Where is it based?
The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
How much time will I need to commit?
Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.
What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients
What kind of person are you looking for?
• Someone patient
• IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good communicator
What’s in it for me?
• Full training
• Full expenses
• The chance to gain valuable experience within a national charity
• Provide support to blind and partially sighted people within your community
Please note that a full CRB check (provided by us) is required for this position
This role requires a full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about us, our products and services and much more at www.blind.org.uk
Living with sight loss can be lonely and isolating, causing many to revert into themselves only making this issue worse. The British Wireless for the Blind Fund aims to ease these feelings by providing the joy of sound along with the companionship of radio. We supply specially adapted audio equipment to those who would not usually be able to afford it, on a free loan to visually impaired people all across the UK. We are not government funded so it is thanks only to the continued generosity of our supporters that we can carry on helping people who need it the most. The number of people living with sight loss is set to double to more than 4 million by 2050, and we aim to make life for those suffering better.
Experience required: •Someone patient
•IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
•Full, clean driving licence
Travel details: The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
Minimum age: 17
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant and authorised expenses are fully reimbursed.
Training details: Good training and support is provided to all volunteers. All help is greatly appreciated.
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