Outreach Team member – closing date 19 January 2022

RAB’s Outreach Team provides advice, support and signposting to enable residents of Reading Borough to live well with sight loss.

We are seeking to recruit two Outreach Team Members for a combined total of 32 hours a week. This could be two people working 16 hours each or an uneven arrangement.

The role includes:

  • Managing a caseload of service users
  • Advising on appropriate aids, benefits and services
  • Signposting and referring to other organisations
  • Accurate digital record keeping
  • Keeping informed about new developments and information about visual impairment.

Outreach Team roles use hybrid working. Team members operate a rota to provide on-site outreach services during Walford Hall Club sessions (10:30 am – 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays during term time). The Outreach team are required to attend staff meetings and to undertake visits to service users’ homes and on their behalf. All other work can be undertaken from home or from Walford Hall.

Familiarity with Microsoft 365 apps and Charity Log would be an advantage. Applicants without experience in these platforms must be able to demonstrate confidence and competence in the use of IT.

Experience of supporting people with sight loss would be an advantage. Experience (paid or voluntary) of support and advice work preferred.

Address Line 1
Walford Hall
Address line 2
Carey Street
Working from home
Contract type
Part timePermanent
Greater Reading
£10.80 per hour
Gabrielle Watts, Outreach Team Manager
07843 358451
Reference number for post
Outreach Team
How to apply

Please email gabriellew@rabsightloss.org with your CV and a covering letter.
First round interviews (Teams) 26 January 2022
Second round interviews (in person) 1 February 2022.

Open for applications from
7 December 2021
Closing date for applications
19 January 2022
Scheduled interview date
26 January 2022
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course