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NEW VACANCY October 2023
Community Outreach Activities Worker Job Description

This role has now been filled thank you for your interest in this role

Join us at MertonVision! MertonVision is a local charity providing services to people with a visual impairment in Merton.

Our values:
Making a difference: the lives of people with visual impairments are improved because of what we do
Working in partnership: We work collaboratively with all our partners and stakeholders
Respect: We treat people the way we would like to be treated
Quality: We set clear goals and high standards and work efficiently and effectively to achieve them
Participation: We place the participation of blind and partially sighted people at the heart of everything we do
MertonVision aims to be a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work. we know that our enthusiasm plays a key role in delivering high quality services to our service users, we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to achieve our goals.

Role: Community Outreach Activities Worker
Department: Outreach Team
Reporting to: Volunteer Service Manager
Location: Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, SW19 2DX
Salary: £27,500 (dependent on experience) rising to £28,300 after 6 months successful probation
Contract: 35hrs full time (Monday to Friday) until June 2025 with possible extension

Job overview:
To develop social and peer support activities, and to promote the take-up of statutory and voluntary services for people in Merton with impaired vision. This role will focus on older people and those from black and minority ethnic groups living with sight loss.

About the role and the candidate:
To identify people in Merton with impaired vision who are not accessing services and provide information and support to enable them to do so
To identify and organise support groups and activities for people with a visual impairment around the London Borough of Merton (and Wandsworth). This will complement activities at MertonVision and will include hard to reach people such as those from ethnic minority groups
• To develop links with statutory and voluntary agencies to raise awareness of
the needs of people with a visual impairment and provide them with information about services available
• It is not necessary, although it would be beneficial, to have experience working in the charity sector. This role would be most suitable for a candidate who is pro-active, resourceful and keen to learn and develop at a very fast pace

To be committed to being supervised in accordance with the agreed supervision procedure
To participate in MertonVision staff appraisal scheme and participate in any training identified through this process
To participate in team meetings
Other responsibilities:
To have knowledge of and adhere to MertonVision’s Equal Opportunities Policy
Person specification:
This post requires excellent interpersonal skills

Experience of working closely with people from all sectors of the community, but in particular to understand the cultural needs of people from black and minority ethnic groups
Experience of setting up activities and/or support groups
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
Good organisational skills
Basic computer skills such as word processing, data input, file storage and retrieval

Knowledge of the impact of visual impairment
Social Media Skills

Able to understand and make a commitment to a code of confidentiality
A mature self-motivated and confident person able to relate well to people with a visual impairment, older people and those from diverse cultures
To participate in all aspects of the job to meet the needs of people with a visual impairment
The ability to work well and proactively within a small team
Ability to handle difficult situations calmly

Special requirements
The post holder will be expected to work flexible hours according to the needs of the service; this will include occasional evenings and weekends
A good knowledge of the borough and the ability to travel independently required
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

To apply: If this sounds like you please email your CV and supporting statement, of no more than 500 words, to
Closing date: 3rd November 2023 Interview date: W/C 6th November 2023

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