Engagement Intern, Sight Loss Councils

Location: Flexible

Salary: Based on Living Wage Foundation rates, dependent on location

Contract type: Fixed Term – 9 months

Closing date: 17 April 2022


We are looking for an Engagement Intern to support the Engagement Team in the planning and delivery of national engagement events and opportunities for our Sight Loss Council volunteers. In particular, you will be involved in our annual Sight Loss Council Conference taking place in October.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational, teamworking and communications skills and a strong understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted people.  The post involves extensive local and some national travel.

The role is part of the Get Set Progress internships programme for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break. We are therefore only looking for blind and partially sighted applicants for this role*.

85% of our interns leave and gain paid employment in a wide range of sectors.

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to delivering positive change for blind and partially sighted people.


To apply

Read the job description for the role here


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete and return:

The application form

An equal opportunities monitoring form


Please send these documents to: applications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

If you have any questions about the role, please send these by email to the same email address and we will reply as soon as possible.

We require all applicants to have the appropriate right to work in the UK.

This role is subject to a basic DBS check.

If you have access needs or require reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please let us know.


*This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a blind or partially sighted person in line with The Equality Act 2010.

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