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Campaigns Coordinator - people with sight loss only

Campaigns Coordinator - people with sight loss only
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
Description of the role:

This role is open to people with sight loss only.
Do you want to improve the world for blind and partially sighted people? Are you already part of your local sight loss community? Are there issues small or large which you would like to change? We will support you to plan and take action on issues that matter to you.

• Working closely with the RNIB Regional Campaigns Officer, relevant local organisations and other volunteer campaigners
• Meeting with local decision makers and influencers such as MPs, councillors etc, in relation to local issues.
• Identifying, planning and taking action on local issues
• Publicising campaigns through local networks and media
• Building links and developing contacts with relevant local organisations, groups and individuals
• Supporting campaign events in your area

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Ability to listen and communicate to others, including decision makers
• Ability to understand issues from other people’s point of view
• Good judgement – knowing when to ask for help
• Being proactive – working on your own, using your initiative
• A willingness to engage with local organisations
• Enthusiasm to improve society
• Ability to commit the time needed to fulfil the role

Practical information:

The role is flexible but most volunteers average about 6 hours per week.

You will receive:

• Initial induction, and training as needed
• Regular, ongoing supervision and support
• Regular updates and information on local and national campaigns
• Support for gaining media coverage and engaging with the media
• Support to take on further positions of responsibility at a local, regional or national level, where you wish to do so.
• Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed including expenses to attend training
• An RNIB volunteer email account if required


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 26.11.2018
Organisation Information

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Charity number: 226227