Scottish War Blinded
Scottish War Blinded

Charity registered in Scotland SC047192

Scottish War Blinded provides free support and assistance to veterans of the armed forces who have a vision impairment. We support men and women who have lost their sight subsequently to their service, as well as those injured in a war.


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Centre Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,289 – £27,503
  • Based in the Linburn Centre, West Lothian
  • Closing 31st January 2020

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a visual impairment?

Our Linburn Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a Centre Officer who will enable members to maximise the benefit and enjoyment they gain from attending the Centre. They will be a key member of the staff team, assessing the needs of our members and developing ways to support their independence.

We aim to find someone with a variety of skills and abilities. You will be innovative and creative in approach and have interests you can share with our members, as well as a caring approach.

If you do not already have an SVQ3 in health and social care, we will expect you to be willing to work towards this qualification. You will have at least a year’s experience of working with older people, adults with a visual impairment or other disabilities, or service veterans. Above all you will be a team player with excellent communication skills.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable adults.

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Activity Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,358 – £18,869 pro-rata
  • Based in the Linburn Centre, West Lothian
  • Closing 31st January 2020

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a sight impairment?

The Linburn Centre is an activity hub offering a wide range of centre based and community activities to support independence and reduce isolation. We are looking for an Activity Support Worker to join our team of skilled and enthusiastic staff, working a flexible 30 hour week, Monday to Friday.

In the support worker role you will work with our members to achieve positive outcomes. This will be through implementing care and support plans and assisting members to engage in their chosen activities. We are looking for someone who can work with imagination and creativity, both individually and in group settings, enabling our members to gain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their time at the Centre.

Applicants must be committed to working with members to maximise choice and control over their lives. You will have an SVQ 2 in health and social care, or be willing to work towards this qualification. You will have at least a year’s experience of working with older people, adults with a sight impairment or other disabilities or with service veterans. Above all you will be a team player with excellent communication skills.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable adults.

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Outreach Practice Lead

  • Full time
  • £36,668 – £40,802
  • TBC Northern Scotland
  • Closing 10th February 2020

Due to further expansion, Scottish War Blinded is looking to increase the management capacity for our innovative and highly regarded outreach service.

The outreach team is Scotland-wide, with staff in all areas providing a person-centred, responsive service to veterans with a sight impairment. They work with members of Scottish War Blinded to identify and support their individual needs and so increase and maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life

The Practice Lead will work alongside two existing post holders and share line management of the team, taking on staff based in Inverness, Aberdeen and other northern areas. The focus of their work will be to provide leadership to the outreach workers to ensure that members are supported by staff with a strong value base, appropriate skills and the highest standards of professional practice.

The post holder will be professionally qualified or qualified to SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or similar discipline. They will have at least 3 years’ operational experience of mentoring, supervising and supporting staff working with adults with a disability in the community. They will have up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and the context in which care, support and rehabilitation are provided. They will have excellent communication skills and be committed to empowering people with a sight impairment to have choice and control over their lives.

The post will involve considerable travel and possible overnight stays.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable adults, paid by Scottish War Blinded.

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