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First Steps Officer

British Blind Sport
24000 pro rata (up to 30 hours per week to be agreed with preferred candidate)
Closing Date
30 September 2019
British Blind Sport, Leamington Spa
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British Blind Sport (BBS) is delighted to announce the creation of a new role to deliver its successful ‘First Steps’ project across the UK.

Funded by BBC Children in Need, the project’s purpose is to identify children and their families who could benefit from the scheme, all of whom will receive one of British Blind Sport's First Steps activity packs. In addition, the families will receive support to connect the children into local community activities.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. The First Steps programme assists visually impaired children to take their first steps into fun physical activity to promote a healthy sporting habit for life. 

While the role will be primarily office based, some national travel and some flexibility to working hours may be required to meet the needs of the families. Working from home may be required at times.


  • 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.
  • Ongoing monitoring and project evaluation in order to provide evidence of success and learnings to British Blind Sport, Children in Need and local collaborative partners.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please download and complete the job application form and return to British Blind Sport by Monday 30 September via:


Post: British Blind Sport, Pure Offices, Plato Close, Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9 October at the British Blind Sport office. If you are unable to attend on this date, please state so in your application. If you have any questions regarding the role or application process, please contact Logan for an informal discussion on 01926 424247.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS Criminal Records check and any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory completion of this process.

For more information about the role, please visit the British Blind Sport website