Learning Resources Assistant

East of England

Do you have excellent attention to detail and enjoy proof reading documents? 

Our team provides learning resources in an accessible format for blind and partially sighted children who have difficulty reading standard printed books. We are looking for someone to help proof read, create and upload accessible educational resources and books.

This role will not require a criminal record check

What will I be doing?

  • Accurately proofreading, editing and structuring text on screen – either from either a file supplied by a third party without the original print work, or from an XML file alongside the original print work.
  • Uploading and validating books, accessible images, past exam papers and worksheets in accessible formats to Load2Learn.
  • Converting text files from PDF’s into accessible documents, such as Word and EPub formats.
  • Processing curriculum resource requests from customers.
  • Creating, processing, and updating metadata/key information about the curriculum resources on our website database.

What skills and qualities can I bring to this role?

  • Good level of literacy and ability to proofread a wide variety of materials with excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Interest in books and an understanding of the National Curriculum and Key Stages.
  • Willing to closely follow instructions, in-line with standards and processes.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work unsupervised.

When will I be needed?

Initially the opportunity is open until the end of March 2014. However it is likely to continue after this date to ensure continued support to the service; however the hours required may change.

We hope that volunteers are able to donate enough time to fully utilise the training provided by RNIB. Specific hours are to be discussed and agreed between you and your volunteer manager.


RNIB Peterborough, Bakewell Road, Peterborough, PE2 6XU.

What will I gain from the role?

  • Knowledge and insight into the importance of the providing of accessible information for print disabled people.
  • Training and experience of creating accessible documents and updating a website database.
  • Satisfaction of making curriculum materials accessible to print-impaired learners.
  • Being part of our dedicated volunteer team.
  • Learning new skills and developing existing ones.

What support will I be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed including expenses to attend training
  • Supervision and support from your volunteer manager/ co-ordinator.
  • Initial and on-going training sessions as appropriate.

Apply now

To apply for this role, please complete and return the Volunteering application form (Word 166 KB) to volunteering@rnib.org.uk. If you would like the application form in a different format (such as standard print, large print, braille or audio) or if you have any general enquiries, please contact the Volunteering Team on: 0845 603 0575 or 01733 375 450 or email volunteering@rnib.org.uk.