- Salary - Grade
- GBP £24,279 to £25,614 24279 - Scale 4
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term / Secondment
- Contract Length
- 12 months
- Contracted Hours
- Full Time - 36 hours per week
- DBS Required
- Neighbourhoods & Housing
- Public Realm
- Closing date
12 Months Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity
Your role as an accessibility support worker will be to work alongside one of the Team Leaders who is visually impaired. You’ll need excellent communication skills with proven experience as an accessibility support worker, whilst working effectively as part of a team to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. You will come with a service first approach that is reflective in your flexibility to change working times and methods, in order to meet service needs.
As well as enjoying delivering one to one support as an accessibility support worker your ability for building positive relationships will be exceptional. You will have demonstrable experience in disability awareness and working with people with disabilities, have a good range of clerical and administration skills supported by relevant experience, in either an employment or educational context, with the ability to collate, provide and translate statistical information for a range of audiences.
Your ability to communicate effectively in a range of formats and to various audiences will be second to none. You will manage and take responsibility for the management of your own workload in order to meet varying deadlines and or work schedules. You will be committed to your own learning and development and willing to share good practice and experience and learn from others.
You will need to be confident using IT and working to high levels of accuracy, as you will be required to interpret information and data that is not easily accessible using visual impairment aid software. To have proficient skills and experience using a range of IT equipment and software including but limited to Google suite of applications (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Outlook in particular – will be accepted as transferable experience) and the ability to quickly learn new systems and software with a work-based context.
Qualified to grade C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics is essential. Knowledge of the Data Protection Act/GDPR, Freedom of Information Act, Equalities Act and Health and Safety at Work Act.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications: 09 December 2021
Interview date: TBC
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: email@example.com