Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC034267

FVSC provides support on coping with sensory loss and how to manage on a daily basis. Advice and information is available on a range of services and equipment from the centre and from other organisations. Support from others who have been through similar experiences and a wide range of social activities including arts and crafts, exercise and lip reading.


Current vacancies

Deaf Advocate

  • Part time
  • £24,024 pro-rata
  • Clackmannanshire/Stirling/Falkirk (Hybrid)
  • Closing 29th April 2024

This is a newly created post within Forth Valley, which has been developed in response to the long standing need for us to extend the reach of our services to ensure we are a genuine Forth Valley wide service, expanding our provision for people who are deaf or have hearing loss who have not recently or previously engaged with our services.

Through provision of information sessions to community groups, employers and service providers, the Deaf Advocate will identify people with hearing loss who have previously had no or limited knowledge or contact with sensory services, build relationships with them and identify further ways that we can provide the support they need.

For example, FVSC currently deliver an outreach social group for blind people in Stirling, one of the key objectives of this post will be to examine the feasibility of creating more outreach social group provision for Deaf people and those with Hearing Loss in Clackmannanshire and Stirling areas.

In addition to extensive networking, the Deaf Advocate will be responsible for administration and reporting to line manager and other Team members as required. Reports are likely to include gathering feedback from participants, including testimonials, keeping a record of the number and location of activities carried out by the Advocate, and number of people engaged with and the outcomes that happen as a result of our activities.

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Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4DD
  • Closing 10th August 2021

Forth Valley Sensory Centre(FVSC) is seeking an experienced and committed individual to work as part of its team as a Volunteer Co-ordinator. The Volunteer Co-ordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training and management of Volunteers.

The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is a busy and varied role, integral to the smooth running of the Centre. The Centre currently has an average of 50 volunteers.

The post holder will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers, arranging PVG checks and matching volunteers to opportunities, e.g. volunteer driver, activity assistant.

Additionally, the Volunteer Co-ordinator will work alongside other Team members to help build close relationships with our staff, partners, centre users and external organisations. This will help to maximise volunteer experience and also to identify opportunities to attract corporate volunteers.

The job-role also involves managing work-experience placements for students and organising training sessions for Centre Users and Volunteers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Devise individual plans to support and manage volunteers
  • Review, develop and deliver a volunteer strategy in conjunction with CEO and other Team members.
  • Deliver Sensory Awareness and Safeguarding training sessions for volunteers, staff and external organisations.
  • Liaise with staff to ensure that requests for volunteer input are met, particularly for group activities and cafe
  • Recruit, train support and manage volunteers
  • Maintain an awareness of FVSC projects and centre Partner activity
  • Project manage those activities where volunteer input is required
  • Produce a brief monthly narrative report for inclusion in Centre Update
  • Produce a quarterly Volunteer Newsletter
  • Facilitate monthly volunteer peer networking meetings
  • Support the Centre to work towards the achievement of the Volunteer Friendly Award
  • Regularly review volunteer policies and handbook to ensure they comply with current statutory and operational requirements.
  • Assist with Centre events and activities as required
  • Provide occasional admin support for the Board of Trustees.

Person Specification:

  • experience of volunteer management
  • flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • able to work on own initiative and also as part of a team
  • experience of providing training
  • project management
  • event and publicity
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • confident in the use of all Microsoft office packages
  • familiar with social media
  • interpersonal skills – working with others
  • partnership background
  • BSL skills helpful/willingness to learn

To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including 25 days’ annual leave, 8 public holidays and an excellent employer pensions scheme. The successful applicant will also be provided with a Company laptop and mobile telephone.

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Employability Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Camelon - Office based with home working due to covid restrictions
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a unique and award winning organisation who provide a range of support and services for people with Sensory Loss in Forth Valley. We take an innovative and creative approach to finding solutions that work. We are looking for someone to join our small, established team to help further extend the services we provide.

We are delighted to announce a newly created Employability Co-ordinator opportunity. This part-time post is partly funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust, Falkirk Health and Social Care See Hear fund and Chance to Succeed. We are seeking applicants who have an understanding of Sensory Loss conditions and who will build upon existing relationships and forge new partnerships.

The new Employability Co-ordinator will develop a caseload of job seekers and provide job seeking support to help people improve their chances of finding employment and training, and will have previous experience of similar work.

The role will involve close liaison with local and national employers to raise awareness of the benefits and support available to encourage the employment of people with sensory loss conditions. The successful applicant will also work closely with our Third Sector partners to promote access to technology, help and advice from expert organisations and support Access To Work applications.

The Co-ordinator will also be responsible for providing the administrative support to facilitate local See Hear Partnership network meetings and help take forward arising actions in collaboration with Centre partners.

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

· Holiday entitlement of 25 days and 8 public holidays (pro-rata)

· Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions

· Flexible and agile working

We are a Covid safe workplace in line with Government guidelines, this is under regular review.

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Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a unique and award winning organisation who provide a range of support and services for people with Sensory Loss in Forth Valley. We take an innovative and creative approach to finding solutions that work. We are looking for someone to join our small, established team to help further extend the services we provide.

We are delighted to announce a newly created Making Sense of Climate Change, Project-Coordinator position. This post is funded by the Energy Redress Fund.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of workshops, events and climate conversation at the Centre and across Forth Valley ensuring that all activities are appropriate for the intended attendees (hearing/sight loss) as well as the wider community. You will work closely with Centre partners (i.e. RNID, RNIB, Deaf Scotland etc), third sector organisations and companies where necessary to facilitate in the provision of regular events. Be responsible for Administration duties relating to the project and reporting to the Energy Redress Fund as needed. This includes gathering feedback from participants, including testimonials as well as updating our website/social media with activities.

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

• Holiday entitlement of 25 days and 8 public holidays

• Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions

• Company mobile phone and laptop

• Access to discounts for charity workers

• Flexible and agile working

We are a Covid safe workplace in line with Government guidelines, this is under regular review.

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