Community Engagement Officer - Leeds /Yorkshire - Leeds, West Yorkshir

Recruiter
DeafblindUK
Location
Leeds
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary Details: Excellent Benefits and training available - FTC until 31st March 2019

We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in Leeds, Yorkshire.
You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UKs work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss.
This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2019 with the possibility to extend funding permitting.
This position is Home Based within the Leeds/Yorkshire area.
What to expect in the role…
No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges faced with sight and hearing loss.
This role will also involve various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards targets and agreed objectives.
To be successful in this role you will:
* Need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers. * Ideally have proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector. * Ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience * Comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.Benefits
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including:
* Competitive annual leave allowance * Access to our childcare voucher scheme * Opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role * DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK * Inclusion in our pension scheme * Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses for VDU users * Discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits schemeDo you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?
Then we want to hear from you…
To Apply
Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role and we’ll be back in touch
A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team on (Apply online only)
We look forward to hearing from you.
For any queries about this role or for an application form in an alternative format then please contact the Recruitment Team on (Apply online only)

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