First Steps Co-ordinator

Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping people and improving lives?

Organisation British Blind Sport

Salary £20,500 pro rata

Location British Blind Sport Offices, Leamington Spa

Contract type Fixed Term (Part time)

Closing date 31 January 2019

Job Description

Could you make a visible difference? Are you passionate about helping people and improving lives? An exciting opportunity has become available to join our small but ambitious and friendly team, as a British Blind Sport First Steps Co-ordinator. British Blind Sport is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. 

British Blind Sport is delighted to announce the creation of a new role to coordinate our successful ‘First Steps’ project in the North West, East and West Midlands regions. The project’s purpose is to identify 130 children and their families who could benefit from the scheme, all of whom will receive one of our BBS First Steps activity packs. In addition the families will receive support to connect the children into local community activities. 


About the role 

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. We are confident that the First Steps programme assists visually impaired children to take their first steps into fun physical activity to promote a healthy sporting habit for life. 

While the role will be primarily office based, some national travel and some flexibility to working hours may be required to meet the needs of the families. Working from home may be required at times. 

British Blind Sport is passionate about supporting and developing their staff. We believe a work/life balance is important and actively support our staff to achieve this. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and where appropriate for a role, a full DBS check will be requested. 



About the organisation 

For over 40 years, British Blind Sport has been working to make a visible difference to the lives of visually impaired people through sport. Our organisation is the UK leader for supporting people with a visual impairment to lead active lifestyles and operates a membership programme with over 1,000 active members. 

“Knowing that I make a positive impact to young people’s lives makes my job worthwhile.” – Lijana, Young Leaders Officer. 

“I enjoy working at British Blind Sport because it is both challenging and rewarding. No two days are the same!” Logan, National Partnerships Manager. 

The post holder will be based at our offices in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire located less than 10 minutes from M40 exit 14. Hosting regular social events and training days, the organisation has an ethos of fun and enthusiasm as well as professionalism and passion for our work.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please return a completed application form and covering letter explaining why you are suited to this role to chiefexec@britishblindsport.org.uk or FAO Chief Executive Officer, British Blind Sport, Pure Offices, Plato Close, Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa CV34 6WE. 

Download the application form and job specification at https://britishblindsport.org.uk/first-steps-co-ordinator/ 

For an informal discussion about the role, contact 07792 710570 during normal working hours or email sportdevelopment@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Originally posted on UKSport

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