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RSBC teams up with fashion brand Scamp & Dude

Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) is excited to announce a new initiative with award winning fashion brand Scamp and Dude. RSBC is one of a handful of charities to benefit from the profits generated by the brand’s Swag Bags with Purpose, which went on sale in August. The partnership was made possible by RSBC ambassador, Natalie Lee, who is part of an impressive collective to launch the brand’s Swag Bags with Purpose campaign for 2019. All the profits generated by the sale of the new collection, will go to a range of good causes, with RSBC featuring as Natalie’s chosen charity. Natalie, who joined RSBC as an ambassador earlier this year, is a style influencer and mum to Alexa, who is visually impaired and has been supported by RSBC..
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Learning Support Assistant

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant Hours: 35 hours per week (term time only) Salary: £13,740 p.a. Location: Bromley Reporting to: Student Support Lead As part of our dedicated and enthusiastic team, you will support students with a vision impairment, to effectively access their courses within one of our mainstream partnership colleges and on study days, in the college hub in Bromley.  We are passionate about promoting independence for students and work to the principle of “just-enough support”.  If you are looking to develop or utilise your SEN experience within a small specialist team and in a mainstream setting and can demonstrate our values of Trust, Energy, Ambition and Motivation please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the person specification to: recruitment@rsbc.org.uk.  This vacancy is for a September 2019 start so please send us your application as soon as possible. Web: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/
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Young people attend workshop with Google UK

Learning new skills every day with RSBC! Nine of our young people had an amazing opportunity to attend a workshop with Google UK. The workshop concentrated mainly on interview and presentation skills which is crucial for young people hoping to break into the competitive summer job market. In addition to working one-to-one on their interview skills with advice and guidance from the experts, they also had a chance to tour the offices. Feedback from the young people was overwhelmingly positive, describing the event as “useful, interesting, inspiring " and “educational, entertaining, fun” with one attendee suggesting "do more of this, it has been very useful". We certainly hope to, and plan to deliver another workshop with Google later in the year. Watch this space! 
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RSBC young people become entrepreneurs!

Well done to our young people who took part in the NatWest Enabling Entrepreneurs Programme over the past 12 months, taking on an amazing challenge and opportunity.The young people worked in small groups, with one to one coaching, individual project work and support from external mentors to develop 10 experiential business ideas. Of these 10 business ideas, 5 have gone to market and one more is getting ready to launch, exceeding the expectation of our funders. 
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Sue Sharp appointed Deputy Chief Executive

Sue Sharp has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive at national charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC), stepping up from her former role as Director of Services and People. In this new post, she will work closely with CEO Dr Tom Pey, on RSBC’s strategic operations, taking responsibility for much of the charity’s day to day running.
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