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First Steps Officer

  • Organisation: British Blind Sport
  • Salary: £24,000 pro-rata (37.5 hours FTE)
  • Contract: Fixed term contract, ending November 30th 2022
  • Closing Date: 21 February 2020 | Coaching & Sports Development

The project’s purpose is work nationally to identify visually impaired children and their families who will benefit from the First Steps programme by providing accessible and fun tools and ongoing support to young people aged 3 – 11 years. The role of the First Steps Officer will be to ensure that young people are encouraged, supported and most importantly listened to as we take them on their ‘First Steps’ to a more active lifestyle.

Main roles and responsibilities:

- To develop and manage the BBS First Steps project to help address the inequalities of sporting and physical activity provision for visually impaired children living across the UK.

- Identify/recruit visually impaired children aged between 3–11 years to be the beneficiaries of First Steps.

- Develop a relationship and rapport with the children and their families/ carers to provide support and motivation throughout the lifetime of the project.

- Collate activity packs, ensuring quality and consistency for all recipients.

- Identify sporting partners and organisations local to each child to encourage the child and their support network (family members/carers) to take their preferred next steps in maintaining a physically active lifestyle and promote a ‘habit for life’.

- To encourage local sport and physical health providers to welcome visually impaired children and ensure that their services are accessible, providing expertise and advice where required.

To apply, please visit to download the full job description and application form. If you have any questions regarding the role or application process, please contact Alaina for an informal discussion on 01926 424247. The deadline for applications is Friday 21st February 2020. 

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