Support our JobSense team in the smooth delivery of our employment service in Wales.
- 2-6 hours per week
- Home-based in Wales
You need to live in Wales and be 18 or older for this role.
What you’ll be doing
JobSense is a Welsh Government and European Social Fund initiative developed by RNID Cymru, Elite Supported Employment Agency and the Centre of Sign, Sight & Sound to support people who are Deaf or have a hearing loss, who have tinnitus, who have sight loss or who are Deafblind, to find employment or to access education, training and work experience. The project also provides help and support to employers who are working with people who have a sensory loss.
As a home-based JobSense admin volunteer in Wales you will:
- take minutes for online meetings
- answer online enquiries about the project
- do data entry
- support the team with ad hoc admin tasks
What you need
You will need to provide the name of one referee who has known you for at least 1 year, preferably in a professional context. This can include employers, colleagues, teachers, tutors, support workers, community leaders, child’s teacher or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to.
It would be good if you:
- have access to your own computer and the internet
- be confident in using a computer and willing to learn or enhance your administrative skills.
- have previous experience of using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
- have previous experience of minute taking
- have previous experience, knowledge or be willing to learn about issues affecting people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
What you’ll get in return
As a volunteer you will:
- make a real difference to the people you support
- help us run this important service
- receive training and learn new skills
- meet people in different situations
- raise awareness of deafness in the community
- have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repaid.
Our commitment to safeguarding
At RNID, we take very seriously our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of the people who use our services, our volunteers, staff and the organisation as a whole.
All applicants successful at interview will be asked to disclose unspent convictions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013).
Criminal records will be taken into account only when the conviction is relevant and declaring a conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being considered for a role. Any decisions will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the volunteering role that you are applying for at RNID.
If you have any questions or need more information, you can contact us. We’re here to help.
Once you apply, our Volunteer team will review your application and someone will contact you within five working days to talk about next steps.