We are looking for a motivated and skilled individual to help us launch our new assistive technology service to our visually impaired members. The role-holder will also support our inhouse IT.

This role will begin on an unpaid voluntary basis for up to three months. However we anticipate it will become a fully paid position when the service is up and running. We anticipate it will require at least ten hours per week, but you will need to have the flexibility to do more hours if the work requires it. Any out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Work will be between the office and home (and occasional outreach when and if Covid-19 restrictions allow).

We need someone with good technical knowledge who is willing to learn and become a specialist on assistive apps and platforms.

The post-holder must possess good soft skills. For example, they need to be friendly and a clear communicator so they can establish a rapport with our members. This is important as the role-holder will need to explain complex instructions to people who are either blind or partially sighted, some of whom rely entirely on audio or verbal communications.

Knowledge or experience of accessibility issues for differently-abled people would be an advantage.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone looking to work in tech or the third sector.

Start date will be asap.
Please apply with CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the competencies in the job description to Sonia Baker (sonia@sightsupportworthing.org.uk)

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Work from home

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place