Sports and Social Activities Support Intern 

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Sports and Social Activities Support Intern 

This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010


Join us at Metro Blind Sport

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB are collaborating with charities in the sight loss sector to create new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to find employment through the Get Set Progress Internship programme. Metro Blind Sport is delighted to be offering an internship as part of the Get set Progress scheme.

Metro Blind Sport provide sporting and social activities for people who are blind or partially sighted across Greater London and the surrounding areas.


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What are the benefits of a Get Set Progress internship for me?

As part of your 9 month internship you will gain the following:

  • obtain valuable work experience within the charity sector
  • Training opportunities
  • A mentor offering support, advice and guidance throughout
  • help deliver positive changes for people with sight loss

As part of the GSP Internship programme, you will also be enrolled onto the TPT Employment Programme, where you will gain employment support, guidance and advice from their Employment Team, skills obtainable are:

  • CV writing
  • Job searching
  • Cover letter and speculative letter writing
  • Application form writing
  • Interview techniques


Job description

  • Role: Sports and Social Activities Support Intern

Reporting to: Lucy Simper

Location: Split between the office space at the Pocklington Hub in Queens Square London, working from home and with travel across Greater London

Salary: Based on Living Wage Foundation rates,

Contract type: Fixed Term 9 months, full time 36 hours per week


Job purpose:

To provide administration and support to help develop the sports and social activities at Metro Blind Sport.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Supporting the development of core sporting and social activities and assisting in the administration and delivery of these activities.
  • Being a welcoming presence to newcomers, introducing them to the sport leads and ensure a ‘meet & greet’ at local stations is offered as appropriate.
  • Ensure information is distributed to members and significant others, including newsletters, website and social media updates.
  • Be a positive role model to maintain Metro’s long standing good reputation, ensuring the values and objectives of Metro are understood and respected by all stakeholders.
  • Promote health and safety at all events and carry out or update risk assessments where necessary.
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time. This will include attending the Metro AGM and assisting any members requiring it on the day.

Person specification

The successful applicant will possess the following skills:

Essential criteria

  • Communication
  • Punctuality
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Good standard of verbal and written English
  • A high attention to detail
  • Experience of using social media in a personal and/or a professional setting
  • An interest in the activities of Metro Blind Sport
  • Lived experience of sight loss

What to do next

Please send your CV together with a cover letter which includes details of experience you have in relation to the job description and person specification to

Closing date: 31st October 2022



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