Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Coventry – 24 December 2017
Enjoy the challenges everyday brings and thinking of ways to adapt so the children can enjoy a fuller life Supporting them to get a education Go out to shop enjoy places of interest access the community RNIB encourage you to think outside the box
Social Care Worker (Former Employee) – Coventry – 1 November 2017
I learnt a lot abut myself and the care system with this job. Worked with some amazing staff and supporting the same young people everyday made my job so rewarding. You can progress here and complete your NVQ but I left before that was available to me.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Coventry – 27 September 2017
It is an enjoyable place to work except lots of staffing issues and internal problems that never really get looked into correctly. The young people are great and experience vast life experiences through staff dedication although this is spoils by lack of higher management understanding of how difficult a job it can be.
RNIB- fundraiser for the blind (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 10 April 2017
Great for some one who like to travel about and meet new people on a daily basis and who has a passion for helping a good cause and educating people on what it is RNIB dose to help people in need and what your money would be going to
Meeting new people and educating them on information
Team Member (Former Employee) – Loughborough, Leicestershire – 5 April 2017
I did this for work experience and my typical day here including supporting the students in activities, helping in planning day activities, interacting with students and supporting staff in activities. I learnt how to interact with the students who all had different disabilities and how to support people with disabilities. The hardest part of my job was getting used to being around people with disabilities as I had never been around people like that before. The best part of my job was that I supported and interacted the one student who was upset about something but I managed to calm them down.
Creative Project Management (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 24 November 2016
Good cause but badly managed. Managers are all interim so don't care about the permanent members of staff, are rarely in the office, and don't offer any support for their line reports, and put unreasonable expectations on stagg
Customer Services Officer (Current Employee) – Peterborough City Centre, Cambridgeshire – 23 November 2016
It's a very full on job and a privilege to work on the Helpline for the RNIB acting as the first contact point for blind and partially customers and those just enquiring for the first time.
The calls are the most varied I have ever come across and while I can answer the majority of them there are always a few which catch me out that I've not come across. No two days are the the same, you never know what you're going to get but the customers are generally the most appreciative I've come across and are always very grateful for whatever help you can give them.
The new offices are very modern and within easy distance to the City Centre which makes it convenient when going out at lunchtimes.
On the whole my colleagues are a pleasure to work with and each person offers a unique quality that the RNIB must be very fortunate to have.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending a career here but beware it is a very busy and fast pace job if you think you're up to it.
free tea, coffee & milk in the canteen
Very hectic environment at times, very full on job.
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee) – Leeds – 4 June 2016
I learnt many valuable and transferable skills during my time volunteering for RNIB. for example, team work skills are essential, as are time keeping, organisation, communicating thoroughly and confidence.
My co-workers and management were all friendly and supportive and the volunteer experience was thoroughly enjoyable.
Building my confidence around a new set of people was initially a challenge for me, but working with RNIB really helped me to develop that because during events there was always a wide range of new people and by the end of my volunteer period it was one of the parts I enjoyed most.
This role also helped me to develop my team work skills because organising events and making sure they run smoothly requires a great deal of team work. this was another aspect of the role I found really enjoyable.
Audio Producer (Former Employee) – Heathfield – 20 May 2016
A typical day at work - I recorded at least 2 two-hour sessions at work,having 2 volunteer readers reading articles from newspapers or magazines which were, after they had been processed, sent to blind or partially sighted subscribers in various formats. I or one of the volunteers selected the articles in advance. I also had to phone to get volunteers for the various sessions as the regular readers were not always available. I filled in at reception if needed eg. sorting post, answering the telephone, greeting visitors, data input.
What you learned - I was learning about the various technical sides of recording using Adobe Audition. I was also learning about Word and Excel during my other duties.
Management - I was always managed well even in stressful situations, eg. if several people were off ill or papers had not arrived.
Your co-workers - I got on very well with all my paid colleagues. However, sometimes the volunteers had their own ideas about how to run a session.
The hardest part of the job - Sometimes it was hard to complete the recording session within the allocated time slot eg. if readers made a lot of mistakes during their reading or there was some technical problem.
The most enjoyable part of the job - Learning different things when recording various articles and choosing the articles beforehand. Working with the various volunteers.
Charity Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Leeds – 7 February 2016
Nice people but hard to get anywhere if you don't already have your own money such as taking me to Bradford and leaving me there with no way of getting home and ending up with a fine from train ticket warden.