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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 tracie.tappenden@metroblindsport.org

Closing date: 31st October 2022

 

 

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See Sport Differently – tell your story!

Image: RNIB and BBS logo top left with a Golfer Ice Skater, Rugby player, Rower and Martial Artist.

Could telling your story to encourage blind and partially sighted people to become more active?

See Sport Differently is a three-year funded programme, led by RNIB and delivered in partnership with British Blind Sport (BBS). Which aims to motivate blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport and physical activity.

We’re seeking stories to feature in the campaign, and would love to hear about how you became active.

What were your concerns at the beginning? What barriers did you overcome? And how do you feel now? What are your top tips for anyone getting started?

You can get involved by completing this short survey – https://forms.office.com/r/vcBGvL0jgr.  

And by all means please share this invitation with anyone else you think could help.

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn 

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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New AI Personal Assistant for VI People!

Meet the REALSAM Speaker System A New AI Personal assistant for blind and partially sighted people

New AI Personal  Assistant for blind and partially sighted people!

Launched  in March, a new AI personal assistant for blind and visually impaired people will for the first time deliver news updates, over 27,000 books, the latest official Coronavirus information podcasts, and helpful information from a range of UK sight loss charities all on the one platform. Developed by RealSAM, the new Smart Speaker solution is innovative technology bringing previously inaccessible news and entertainment content to its subscribers.

Continue reading New AI Personal Assistant for VI People!

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RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020

RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

RNIB: Talk and Support service!

 

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RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020
Venue:
Online
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
020 7391 2143
Date:
01st December 2020
Cost:
FREE


RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

RNIB: Talk and Support service!

 

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