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Because we are an equal opportunities employer we ask all applicants to submit a KAB application form when applying for a position. We are unable to accept CVs.

Application materials are available, on request, in a range of accessible formats, including audio, Braille and large print.

If you would like to receive application materials in a different format, please contact KAB Head Office on 01622 691357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

We are seeking a confident and dynamic individual to work within our fundraising team. This exciting opportunity is centred on creating and expanding a programme of fundraising and marketing activities; to maximise the enormous potential that exists in the region we operate.

Kent Association for the Blind is one of the UK’s leading charities for people with sight impairments. If you’re an imaginative and innovative individual with an ability to inspire volunteers, groups and businesses to get involved in local fundraising then this could be the opportunity for you. The work of the fundraising team enables the delivery of key services that have a real impact on the lives of over 11,000 blind and sight impaired people.

The successful candidate will be energetic and friendly, with excellent written and spoken communication skills. Experience of engaging persuasively with a variety of audiences and the ability to prioritise effectively to manage a large and varied workload is essential. Candidates must have the ability to travel independently across the area of service and work occasional unsocial hours. Experience of fundraising and organising events is desirable.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 23rd October 2017.

Interview date: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Download Fundraising Manager Application Pack Microsoft Word

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KAB provides a comprehensive rehabilitation service to visual and hearing impaired people of all ages and abilities across Kent.

We currently have various opportunities across Kent for enthusiastic, reliable, motivated and caring individuals to provide support on a 1 to 1 basis to clients who have a sight loss or dual sensory impairment.

The hours of work are flexible and vary dependent on demand. If you are interested in this role but live outside these areas then please contact us regarding other opportunities across Kent.

The role of the Guide Communicator aims to support people in overcoming the restrictions and barriers they experience due to their dual sensory impairment. Key areas of support are communication, access to information, and mobility. Examples of typical support include: enabling weekly shopping and leisure activities; dealing with written and telephone correspondence and attending medical appointments. Support is provided in various locations including a person’s home, the community and in residential settings; to enable service users to remain as independent as possible.   The ideal candidate will have good and clear verbal communication skills; have the ability to work confidently using their own initiative and be empathetic to quickly adapt to new clients. No personal or domestic care is involved in this role.

In return KAB offers a rewarding and widely varied support role; regular timetabled visits with dedicated service users and opportunity for ad-hoc cover; enhanced rate for out of hours visits and BSL users and a full training support programme including shadowing and regular supervisory contact.

This is an ideal opportunity for those already working with visual or hearing impaired individuals, or for someone with experience in a support or care worker role, seeking to develop skills in this area.

Experience of working with people who have a dual sensory impairment or complex needs is desirable, but full training will be given. A BSL level II qualification is also desirable but not essential.

If you wish to discuss this position further please contact Vanessa Stanley on 01622 691357.

We will contact you within three weeks of receiving your application regarding an interview date if you have been successfully shortlisted.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

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