Support worker (London)

Closing date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Location: Remotely based, ideally East London or within easy commuting distance.

Salary: £25.20 per hour - Full time 34 hours per week. Self-employed or employed via agency.

Are you an experienced personal assistant who would love to use your skills to help us Beat Macular Disease?

Are you somebody who would love to use your administrative and organisational skills to help support a visually impaired neurodivergent manager within Macular Society?

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

The role

This is an administration role, so a knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is essential, with a knowledge of databases desirable.

You will be working closely with your manager at all times, so good communication and listening skills are essential. The role is to support with sighted tasks that your manager is unable to complete using assistive technology. This is a professional role offering support around all aspects of the role and not personal tasks. You will be comfortable with using public transport and planning the routes, accompanying the manager across London. When not traveling you will be working remotely, based at home. Excellent internet connection is essential.

The interview will consist of panel questions, and you will be required to complete a task demonstrating your IT and written communication skills.

If you have good all round administrative and communication skills with willingness to learn and are flexible, with good attention to detail, then we would love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

In return, we provide a great working culture – we do something worthwhile and are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – as recognised by our inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

For a full job description and person specification, please see below.

To apply:  please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@macularsociety.org 

Please address any questions by email to ben.rendle@macuarsociety.org

Closing date: 16 July 2024

Interviews: 25 and 26 July 2024

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