Rehabilitation Officer for the Visually Impaired (Part-Time 0.4 FTE, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2020)

City, University of London

Europe , United Kingdom


Ending On: 02 Feb 2020 11 days to go


Job Description

We are looking for Rehabilitation Officer for the Visually Impaired (Part-Time 0.4 FTE, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2020)



Requirements: Salary: £25,941 to £29,176
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Location: London
Salary: £25,941 to £29,176
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2020
Closes: 2nd February 2020
Job Ref: 60025899


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made signi?cant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The Division of Optometry & Visual Science at City University London is one of the oldest optometry schools in the world. We started teaching technical optics in 1898 and have had full-time courses for optometrists since 1927. The Division currently has 22 academic staff from a broad range of disciplines including optometry, orthoptics, biology, physics, psychology and mathematics. Thirteen members of academic staff are clinically qualified and they are supplemented by about 30 visiting clinical tutors who support clinical teaching throughout the programmes. A majority of staff are research active and part of the Centre for Applied Vision Research or the Centre for Public Health Research.

The Division currently has 4 taught programmes including our highly rated BSc optometry programme and innovative Masters provision:

  • Introduction to Optometry
  • BSc (Hons) Optometry
  • MSc Clinical Optometry
  • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner)

Our programmes aim to develop practitioners who are clinically highly competent and confident and will lead clinical practice developments in the future. It is important to us that teaching is evidence-based and informed by research. Students, at all levels, have reported a high level of satisfaction with the quality of teaching and several academic staff have won teaching awards. Our strong and positive relationships with ophthalmology departments and leading optometrists allow us to pull together an outstanding faculty of academic staff and guest lecturers for our programmes.


You will work as part of a research team delivering a study which aims to discover how to make smartphones, tablets and other mobile electronic devices more widely accessible to people with visual impairment (VIP), particularly older people.

You will be responsible for the delivery of standardised training programmes to VIPs and to student volunteers participating in the study, helping to publicise the study and recruit participants, helping to facilitate a befriending scheme for VI participants, and working with the study team to achieve the project aims. 

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have an appropriate training qualification and the ability to communicate technical subjects to novice users in a helpful, tactful, calm and sensitive manner. Experience in working with people with a visual impairment and/or a health and social care setting would be an advantage. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 2nd February 2020.

Interviews are likely to be held on w/c 10th February 2020.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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