Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind

Registered charity number 702325

Community Sight Support Officer

37.5 hours per week   Salary £23,178


Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind wish to appoint a Community Sight Support Officer to work throughout County Durham.


This is a fixed term post for 18 months with the possibility of extending the contract for a further 2 years. It is funded through a contract the Society has with Durham County Council.

We are looking for a special person to offer support and advice to people with a vision impairment. The role includes providing help and advice with housing issues, assistance with welfare benefits, referrals into the Society’s Counselling and IT services, organising a running Living with Sight Loss courses and offering support to people who have a visual impairment, their families and carers.  We are hoping to recruit someone with a range of experience and knowledge, including an understanding of assistive technology.

This role is for you if you: –


Have good IT knowledge and skills.

Have excellent communication skills.

Have patience and kindness.

Have a good sense of humour and a positive attitude.


The post involves some travel throughout County Durham for which a mileage rate will be paid. A car, or access to transport is essential.


Please email or telephone 0191 5673939 to request further information and details on how to apply.

Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS.  Closing date for applications is 5pm on 04/03/2024.  Interviews to be held w/c 11/03/2024.


We welcome applications from all sectors of Society.

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