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Location of business development executive job offer
London
Salary of business development executive job offer
Negotiable – per hour salary
Type of agreement of business development executive job offer
Part-time, 3 months contract (to begin with)

Assistive Technology Tutor role is no longer available.

VIP World is a company that dreams of designing solutions for 285 million Visually Impaired People or VIP as we like to refer them, across the world, so that they can lead an inclusive, convenient, and prosperous life.

The company was founded in 2019 based on the design research carried out on the topic, "increasing employability for blind or partially sighted people". We identified traveling safely, in-expensively, and independently challenging for VIP despite government subsidies and initiatives in the UK. Therefore, we are developing the first product of VIP World, Travel Hands, an app that pairs a VIP with a sighted and verified volunteer to walk together towards their similar destinations.

The app will deliver benefits in various aspects. Helping VIP & Volunteers to combat loneliness as well as improving physical health through more exercise. Financially helping by saving inessential travel costs, possibly increasing the economic contribution by VIP as a labor force. Travel Hands is an effort to make London a more accessible place for everyone.

The parent company, VIP World, designs solutions for organizations that would like to make websites, mobile apps, or services inclusive for VIP by considering the WCAG accessibility standards and by user testing & getting feedback from the VIP World Community.

Job Brief:

The Assistive Technology Tutor role is an essential addition to the VIP World team, as you will provide specialist Assistive Technology (AT) training and support to Visually Impaired People (VIP) in our community.

Your role will primarily involve:

  • Providing tuition in computer use for VIP
  • Assisting the VIP World design team to implement the assistive technology online support
  • Delivering Assistive Technology programmes for a range of individuals
  • Creating and altering plans based on individuals' skills, needs, and wants

You will be reporting to Ishan Jha, Founder and Chief Design Officer of VIP World.

Job Description:

  • Providing online lessons to the VIP World community on using computers and smartphones using assistive technology
  • Providing online support to setup computer hardware and installing software for VIP
  • Contributing, with the VIP World design team, to create an online support system for the VIP, considering the challenges posed by the pandemic.
  • Making any necessary reasonable adjustments to ensure support is delivered in an accessible manner
  • Completing and returning all relevant paperwork/timesheets for each support relationship in a timely and accurate manner.

What we are looking for:

Essential:

  • Degree in a computer-related discipline or equivalent qualification
  • Substantial experience as a trainer/tutor in computer skills and/or experience of Assistive technology support
  • Knowledge of NVDA and JAWS programmes for Windows PC and Voiceover program for MacBook
  • Knowledge of Talkback and Voiceover usage in smartphones.  
  • Familiarity with MS Office and other Assistive Technology hardware and software
  • Ability to provide technical support for computer hardware and software
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of confidentiality

Preferred:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a computer-related discipline
  • Experience of working with disabled people
  • Flexibility over working hours

Benefits:

  • As an early employee, help shape the direction of a start-up
  • Widen your professional horizons
  • Experience working with the disabled community
  • Contribute to the disabled society
  • Flexible, Remote Based (fully until March 2021)
  • Opportunity to contribute to a young team and grow as a leader
  • Opportunity to co-design with the founding team and implement own ideas

Application deadline: 30th Jan 2021

Expected start date: 10th Feb 2021

COVID-19 considerations:

COVID-19 Update: All members of the team will be working from home until at least the end of March 2021, and interviews during that time will be conducted using video calls and other tools.

Please get in touch with us - career@vipworldservices.com

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