North East Sensory Services
North East Sensory Services

Charity registered in Scotland SC009537

North East Sensory Services (or NESS for short) was started in 1879 by William Ferguson of Kinmundy and his brother Thomas Ferguson, as the Aberdeen Town and County Association for Teaching the Blind at their Homes (the Association). The organisation was set up with the support of the Earl of Aberdeen, whose family stayed a patron of the organisation until the 2000s. The first Superintendent, Robert Meldrum, instrumental in setting up the Association and identifying the first 125 blind people that the Association was to support. Within the first few years, the organisation found itself delivering services to people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, parts of Banffshire, Buchan, Orkney and Shetland.

Current vacancies

Young People’s Sensory Service Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,526 – £36,807
  • Based in Aberdeen, this is a Grampian-wide post
  • Closing 10th February 2023

NESS is the leading local provider of services for people who are blind, Deaf, or have hearing or sight loss.

Due to re-organisation, we are seeking to recruit a Young People’s Sensory Service Co-ordinator.

You will bring imagination, enthusiasm and leadership to NESS’s highly successful Young People’s Sensory Service (YPSS), delivering activities for young people who have vision and/or hearing loss in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray, helping them build confidence, independence and ambition.

You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SVQ level 3 or above and have a minimum of two years’ experience working with young people in a professional capacity.

Based in Aberdeen, this is a Grampian-wide post which is partly funded by BBC Children in Need and The National Lottery’s Young Start programme.

All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and a disclosure check.

Informal enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Adam Hillhouse, on the number below.

A Job Description and Person Specification and are available to download on our website

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Community Fundraising Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,926 – £31,539
  • Based in Aberdeen covering the North East of Scotland
  • Closing 17th February 2023

We wish to recruit a Full time (36.25 hrs) (job share positions would also be considered)

Community Fundraising Co-ordinator, who will help support our life-changing work with Blind and Deaf people in the North East of Scotland.

We are looking for someone with the drive, creativity and focus to raise vital funds, deliver great events, develop productive relationships and persuade people to donate.

Based in Aberdeen but covering the North East of Scotland from Moray to Tayside, success in this post will be determined by achieving agreed income targets from a range of sources including fundraising events, personal donations and corporate giving.

All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and a disclosure check.

A Job Description and Person Specification and are available to download on our website

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ICT Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,947 – £27,918
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 8th October 2021

NESS is the leading local provider of services for people living with serious sensory loss including people who are blind and deaf. Our highly successful ICT for All service enables people with serious sensory loss to identify their best tech solutions and then help them learn how to use them. This may involve accessing specialist equipment or software or discovering and using built-in accessibility features on generic smart devices like phones, speakers and tablets. Due to retirement we need to recruit an ICT Officer

The postholder needs to be solution-focussed and a highly motivated self-directed learner. Although based in Aberdeen, you will need to travel independently to our Elgin and Dundee resource centres regularly to see service users. As the sole operator of this service, you will frequently work on your own with service users. You will need to be able to plan and organise your own workload, be well organised and see tasks through to completion. As a member of the wider Added Value team, you will have a diverse range of colleagues who will work closely to support you to the benefit of our service users. All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and a disclosure check.

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Top job! Statutory Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £50,075 – £54,854
  • Based in our Aberdeen Office will require to travel to our offices in Angus, Dundee and Moray and other locations as required
  • Closing 8th April 2022

NESS holds contracts with four Local Authority Health and Social Care partnerships. On their behalf, we offer specialist support to people with serious sensory loss, fulfilling their statutory responsibilities in this regard. This post is responsible for its effective delivery. We seek to recruit a qualified Social Worker with a minimum of two years’ experience in a senior position to lead and manage our statutory team, which includes social workers and other professionals.

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This vacancy has now closed

CIS Digital Activities Coordinator (Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £24,796 – £26,761 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 20th May 2022

NESS is the leading local provider of services for people living with serious sensory loss including people who are blind and deaf.

Our highly successful Connect Include Support (CIS) service is dedicated to older people living with significant sensory impairments.

Based in our Aberdeen office and utilising the support of trained volunteers, you will be the member of the CIS team with specific responsibility for helping people use digital devices and technology to overcome isolation, develop their connections and maintain independence.

All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and disclosure check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Social Work Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £40,626 – £44,688
  • Dundee
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

NESS is the leading local provider of services for people living with a serious sensory loss including people who are blind and deaf.

Due to restructuring, NESS has two vacancies in our Dundee Office.

Based in our Dundee Office, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are capable, caring and committed to undertake statutory social work assessments and care planning for children and adults with a significant sensory loss living in Dundee. You will be qualified Social Worker, registered with SSSC (or equivalent) and have an interest in working with people to reduce the barriers experienced through sensory loss

Job Purpose

To line manage social work and rehabilitation staff based at the Dundee office, carry a small caseload and to support services users to overcome the practical and emotional effects of sensory impairment

All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and disclosure check.

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This vacancy has now closed

Social Worker

  • Part time
  • £34,882 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

Based in our Dundee Office, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are capable, caring and committed to undertake statutory social work assessments and care planning for children and adults with a significant sensory loss living in Dundee. You will be qualified Social Worker, registered with SSSC (or equivalent) and have an interest in working with people to reduce the barriers experienced through sensory loss

Job Purpose:

To support service users to overcome the practical and emotional effects of sensory impairment

All posts at NESS require membership of the PVG scheme and disclosure check.

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