Vacancy – Activities Coordinator, Halifax Society for the Blind

Halifax Society for the Blind wish to recruit an innovative and person-centred Activities Coordinator on a permanent contract (£20,952pa pro rata for 25 hours per week). Here’s what their job advert has to say about the role:

As registered charity we’ve been providing support to local people with sight loss since 1888, we’re proud of our record in providing relevant, stimulating and practical activities over the years. With a developing community profile and the commitment to fund this post from our own resources we are planning to expand our range of activities, and in doing so, support more local people with sight loss.

During the Pandemic, we boosted our offer to include online and phone-based sessions, and are transitioning carefully back to some in-person interventions – but will likely provide a mixed way of delivering our activity programme. Some of these are led by colleagues, volunteers, or people living with sight loss.

The Activities Coordinator will be our lead for developing, delivering, and managing these activities on a day-to-day basis, complemented with support from the Chief Officer and Volunteer Manager. We are currently asking those who use our services about our activities and other services, so you’ll have a great opportunity to shape the work around what people are telling us.

If you’re creative, and feel you could fit well into this role, we would very much like to hear from you. Please attach your CV to an expression of interest email, addressed to pete.hoey@halifaxblindsociety.org.uk, to reach us no later than Monday 2nd August, and if you meet our criteria, we’ll invite you into the application process.

Remember to send your expression of interest to us by no later than noon on Monday 2nd August 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 20th August 2021.

You can find out more about the kinds of work our charity does by visiting our website www.halifaxblindsociety.org.uk, or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SightlossCalderdale