Opportunity focus

RNIB has new opportunities available on their See Work Differently work placement scheme.

RNIB’s See Work Differently employment initiative is for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break. RNIB services and teams are able to host placements for up to a maximum of 12 weeks they can be full time or part time.  

You’ll find their latest opportunities below, please follow the links for all the information and details of how to apply on the RNIB website.

Seeing Work Differently placement scheme – Editorial Assistant

Salary: National living wage (£9.50 per hour)
Contract type: 8-12 weeks fixed term paid work experience.
Hours: 14-21 hours a week (2-3 days)
Location: Home-based (If London based then occasional travel)
Application closing date: 31/07/2022

About the role

Are you planning on a career in the media communications sector? Would you like to work within a busy content team to improve your journalism skills? Are you passionate about helping to support the sight loss community?

This is a great work placement opportunity to learn about how content delivery works within RNIB, the UK’s largest sight loss charity.

The Stories Library team manage the real-life stories of our beneficiaries, volunteers and wider community. We deliver engaging content that is used to help promote our services and learn about the people we support. We do this by collating real life lived experiences of sight loss. We interview, edit and write up their stories and your role will be key in supporting the team.

You will be involved in helping to grow our case study library, which will involve training on planning and writing up interviews, building and developing communication skills to help promote the stories library internally through our social media channels.

You would be involved in the practical aspects of writing and editing, working closely with the Content Editor to help support the wider team on a range of campaigns. You should have excellent telephone and communication skills and will develop these further.

Come and let us help you make your first or your next employment decision.

Who we’re looking for

You will have a strong interest in editorial/journalism and be looking to gain valuable experience working within the charity sector.

The successful applicant will have a good standard of IT skills including experience with MS Office – Outlook/Word, excellent attention to detail and good communication and organisational skills with an interest in writing and editing copy.

Find out more and apply >

Seeing Work Differently placement scheme – Tax Advice Service

Salary: National living wage (£9.50 per hour)
Contract type: 8 weeks fixed term paid work experience.
Hours: 14 hours a week (2 days)
Location: Home-based (If London based then occasional travel)
Application closing date: 31/07/2022

About the role

Do you like helping others? Do you pride yourself on your communication skills?

This is a great work placement opportunity to learn about how content delivery works within RNIB, the UKs largest sight loss charity.

The role will support and promote our tax advice service, developing and maintaining relationships with other teams within the organisation, and helping to provide a seamless service for customers.

Who we’re looking for

The successful applicant will have good standard of IT skills including experience with MS Office – Outlook/Word, excellent attention to detail and good communication and organisational skills with an interest in providing excellent customer service.

Find out more and apply >

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