Salary: £17,676 per year (£28,965 full time equivalent)
Contract type: Permanent, Part-time
Hours: 21.36 Hours per week
Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ophthalmology Department
Closing date: Sunday 3rd December 2023
RNIB is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join our Eye Care Support Service at Macclesfield District General Hospital. This is a rewarding role providing the right individual the opportunity to make a difference every day working with people affected by sight loss.
In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with people diagnosed with conditions causing sight loss. You will provide critical emotional support, information and guidance face to face within hospital settings, in community locations and via telephone or digital platforms as required.
Each day, you will support people affected by sight loss to identify their needs, access information and make informed choices which enable and empower them to maintain their independence.
You will be critical in developing referral pathways and partnerships with Statutory and Third Sector partners, NHS Eye Care Services and community-based partners to develop referral routes, relationships and partnership working to support the needs of people living with a sight condition in the North West.
Who We're Looking For
You will have proven experience of delivering information and advice services working directly with the people you are supporting as well as maintaining professional relationships. Key to this role will be your excellent communication and relationship building skills with patients, clinicians, and a wide range of cross sector partners.
You should be confident to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of IT systems. Impeccable record keeping skills are also key to this role.
RNIB prides itself on being a great place to work with a range of flexible benefits and a positive, progressive culture. We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment, a flexible work life balance environment, as well as a benefits package including:
As an RNIB ECLO, you will also complete the RNIB & City University ‘Eye Clinic Support Studies’ qualification: essential for the role, access to Clinical Supervision, peer support and the opportunity to support RNIB’s priority of “no diagnosis without support”.
How to Apply
To be considered, candidates need to complete our short application form and submit their CV.
Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check for engaging in regulated work with children and adults with sight loss.
We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.