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Youth Project Officer (VI)

Location: Kirklees
Salary: £21,204 pro-rata per annum  
Hours: Part-time, 7.5 hours per week  
Contract Length: 12 months 

We are seeking a Youth Project Officer (Visual Impairment) to join our team to deliver innovative, high quality service to our young clients ( 16-24) who are visually impaired in Kirklees, helping them develop peer support groups, networks, knowledge and skills that will put them in good stead for living as independently as they can as adults and achieving their personal goals (e.g., employment, further education). As part of the role you will be:

  • Plan and develop a youth programme in a way that both the group and the individual’s needs are met ensuring a secure environment. E.g sporting activities, community projects, heritage and art-based activities.
  • Provide support, advocacy and information as well as individual advice and support to help them achieve their goals and access support
  • Continue with outreach work at various locations within Kirklees to promote the service
  • Administrative tasks including maintaining records, project reports
  • Managing volunteers

To be successful for this post you will have will have experience in working with young people with sensory disability preferably in a participation environment (e.g youth work, teaching or similar), have appropriate communication skills and training (e.g. sighted guide), will have a good understanding of the issues that visually impaired young people experience.

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to wellbeing, promoting hybrid working, offering generous annual leave entitlements, an Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, and flexible TOIL scheme. We invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

Closing date: Thursday, 30th September 2021 
Interview date: Thursday, 7th October 2021


Please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can download our application form in Microsoft Word and complete it before you send it to jobs@bid.org.uk

Contact us if you need further information or support.

All posts are subject to DBS Checks. BID serves a diverse community and we seek to develop a workforce which reflects this.