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Low Vision Specialist

Location: The Sight Centre, Truro Cornwall
Hours: 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri, 9am to 4.30pm
Salary: £25,000 per annum

iSightCornwall are looking to recruit a low vision specialist to join our team to manage low vision clinics and deliver low vision testing, diagnosis, and treatment.

As a low vision specialist, you will help clients make the best use of their remaining vision by evaluating their condition and work to create a rehabilitation plan to help maximise the clients remaining functional vision and maintain independence in their daily life.

You will recommend magnifier aids that can enhance visual functioning. UV sunshields, full spectrum lighting and electronic magnifiers are also beneficial options designed to increase the use of remaining vision.

If you have the required experience and skills – we are seeking an early confidential discussion with you.

At iSightCornwall, we care passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and have done ever since our foundation in 1856 when the charity supported Cornish miners. We are the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss. We are ready and willing to offer help and support and encouragement to blind and partially sighted to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a positive difference within iSightCornwall, a problem solver who enjoys a fast paced and varied working environment. This is a position that is central to the success of the charity as we continue to strengthen our organisational sustainability.

If you don’t have previous charity experience, not to worry as we can provide you with all the training and support that you need to be successful.

What can you expect from the role?

At iSightCornwall we win together, so all our colleagues have a role to play in supporting our clients. From a warm welcome, through to help with selecting the right aids or information or support for their needs, we will look to you to create a personalised experience.

About you?

We’re looking for someone with optical experience and managing a varied workload whilst achieving priorities along with excellent communication and listening skills.

What we need from you?

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject or qualified by experience
  • Proven and successful record of accomplishment of management experience
  • Proficient level of digital capability and use of digital tools and applications
  • Experience of working within an optical environment
  • Ability to respond to and balance the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders including partners, service users, the public
  • Ability to train, develop, mentor, motivate and supervise staff and volunteers including setting performance targets
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Takes accountability for planning and managing own work efficiently to ensure objectives are met
  • Committed to delivering excellent work fast with great attention to detail
  • Work across services to get things done right first time within timescales
  • Excellent communication; both oral and written and excellent interpersonal skills

Key behaviours

  • With a proactive and positive attitude, working under pressure won’t phase you
  • You will be open, honest and approachable with excellent attention to detail
  • Works well with others demonstrating enthusiasm and helpfulness
  • Builds positive relationships by being a good listener and getting to know people by establishing a connection
  • Takes ownership for work, accepts direction, and works efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Develops job knowledge and skills through personal development
  • Looks after own health and fitness
  • Is honest, courteous, and trustworthy in relation to the charity, colleagues, and customers

iSightCornwall as an employer

iSightCornwall is proud to be Cornwall’s award-winning sight loss charity. You will be joining a team of long-serving employees who are ambitious and crave job satisfaction. You will be fully supported and encouraged to grow and develop your skills to build a long-lasting career at iSightCornwall.

If you are interested in joining us, simply apply with your CV and tell us something about yourself that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We are shortlisting and interviewing on a continuous basis, so don’t wait to submit your CV as soon as possible.

COVID-19 considerations:
We encourage all visitors and clients to wear face coverings and use hand sanitiser. Employees wear face coverings and take other precautions in communal areas.

If you like the sound of this opportunity; please get in touch by emailing us at: info@isightcornwall.org.uk


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