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Kent Association for the Blind

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We require an experienced Marketing & Communications Manager to help take KAB to the next level and achieve our ambitious goals.

As Marketing & Communications Manager you will be leading the communications for the Charity. You will be part of a fantastic team, working closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT). This role will be responsible for raising the profile of the Charity and promoting our work to supporters, volunteers, funders, partners and the wider public. This is a varied and demanding role encompassing the full marketing and communications mix, including press and PR, digital, campaigns, fundraising and service communications and internal communications.   

We are looking for an experienced, confident and results-driven all-rounder who possesses exceptional writing skills and a track record in PR and creative marketing. The individual will be an excellent project manager, able to develop and implement both external and internal communications projects. A self-starter who is strategically minded and able to take the lead as necessary, they will be comfortable collaborating with staff and stakeholders at all levels. Above all, they will have the skills and passion to engage people in our mission and bring our work to life with flair and creativity.

To apply, please download an application pack or call Eithne Rynne, CEO on 01622 691357 for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 24th June 2019

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 8th July 2019

Previous applicants need not apply.

Download Marketing and Communications Manager Application Form Microsoft Word

Download Marketing and Communications Manager Application Form PDF


KAB provides a comprehensive rehabilitation service to visual and hearing impaired people of all ages and abilities across Kent.

We currently have various opportunities across Kent for enthusiastic, reliable, motivated and caring individuals to provide support on a 1 to 1 basis to clients who have a sight loss or dual sensory impairment.

The hours of work are flexible and vary dependent on demand, however successful candidates can expect to be offered 6 to 20 hours per week dependent on location. If you are interested in this role but live outside these areas then please contact us regarding other opportunities across Kent.

The role of the Guide Communicator aims to support people in overcoming the restrictions and barriers they experience due to their dual sensory impairment. Key areas of support are communication, access to information, and mobility. Examples of typical support include: enabling weekly shopping and leisure activities; dealing with written and telephone correspondence and attending medical appointments. Support is provided in various locations including a person’s home, the community and in residential settings; to enable service users to remain as independent as possible.   The ideal candidate will have good and clear verbal communication skills; have the ability to work confidently using their own initiative and be empathetic to quickly adapt to new clients. No personal or domestic care is involved in this role.

In return KAB offers a rewarding and widely varied support role; regular timetabled visits with dedicated service users and opportunity for ad-hoc cover; enhanced rate for out of hours visits and BSL users and a full training support programme including shadowing and regular supervisory contact.

This is an ideal opportunity for those already working with visual or hearing impaired individuals, or for someone with experience in a support or care worker role, seeking to develop skills in this area.

Experience of working with people who have a dual sensory impairment or complex needs is desirable, but full training will be given. A BSL level II qualification is also desirable but not essential.

If you wish to discuss this position further please contact Rosie Charles on 01622 691357.

We will contact you within three weeks of receiving your application regarding an interview date if you have been successfully shortlisted.

To apply, please download an application pack or call 01622 691357.

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Because we are an equal opportunities employer we ask all applicants to submit a KAB application form when applying for a position. We are unable to accept CVs.

Application materials are available, on request, in a range of accessible formats, including audio, Braille and large print.

If you would like to receive application materials in a different format, please contact KAB Head Office on 01622 691357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

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