Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity
Opportunity -12079

Are you a good listener? Are you confident working with IT and using the internet? We need you to facilitate our weekly befriending telephone groups that offer blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to socialise with others. You will connect our groups together and contribute to groups to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and that group conversations run smoothly.

This is a telephone-based role that you can do from home. You will need access to a computer, an internet connection and good IT skills. We ask you to commit to facilitating 3 or more groups per week which will be at the same day and time each week. Groups run for an hour a week.


North West, North East, South West, South East, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, East of England, Yorkshire/Humber, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales

Where based?

Home Based

What you will be doing?

Connecting participants groups and recording attendance. Listening to group conversations & making appropriate contributions. Creating friendly atmosphere. Being link between the group & Talk & Support team. Reporting safeguarding concerns.

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Effective listening skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Work with wide range of people

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • New experiences and skills
  • Work with people with sight loss

What support will be given?

  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate

When will you be needed?

Mon am, Mon pm, Tues am, Tues pm, Wed am, Wed pm, Thurs am, Thurs pm, Fri am, Fri pm

How often will I be needed?

3 hours
Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role does not require a criminal record check

Apply now or register your interest to find out more.