What an exciting opportunity! We’re delighted to be taking part in this fab programme and can’t wait to welcome an intern into our team!
If you’re blind or partially sighted and interested in joining our small but mighty charity, then an internship* could be just the thing for you.
You’ll be working as a Project Assistant, supporting our pioneering Mentoring Programme. Throughout your nine month placement, you’ll work on a whole host of tasks, ranging from supporting online Zoom sessions and events, to assisting with the creation of resources for families and young people (with lots in between)!
What’s in it for you?
Good question. Well, we’ll provide crucial career support and development opportunities for you, and we’ll really help you improve your planning and organisational skills. You’ll be involved in all sorts of aspects of LOOK’s work; for example, you’ll learn how to work with partners, develop content for different audiences and organise online and in-person events that bring together blind and partially sighted young adults! You’ll be part of a brilliant team, whose work has a super-positive impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted young people and their families. And you’ll gain an invaluable insight into the sector. Sounds great, right?
How can I apply?
You don’t need previous experience, but you do need to demonstrate a passion for the role, a commitment to your personal development and the drive to work hard.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you:
- Download a copy of our job description and person specification via buttons below
- Complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (also below) and send them to:
We can’t wait to hear from you!
*These posts have a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicants be a blind or partially sighted person in line with The Equality Act 2010.
About Get Set Progress
Get Set Progress provides paid internship opportunities for blind and partially sighted people who are starting out on their career or returning to work following a career break.
These fixed term paid roles enable people to gain skills and experience that can be applied to future jobs.
This forms part of the national Get Set Progress internship programme set up by Thomas Pocklington Trust.
About Thomas Pocklington Trust
Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:
- Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
- Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
- Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
- Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
- Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.