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Villa Vision Project Manager (Optometrist)

The Aston Villa Foundation is seeking a qualified Optometrist to oversee an innovative new project funded by the Premier League and PFA.

Location
Villa Park, B6 6HE
Contact Name
Charlotte Buckell
Contact Telephone
0121 327 2299
Contact Email
careers@avfc.co.uk

About Villa Vision Project Manager (Optometrist)

Working alongside Aston University, the Villa Vision Project Manager will oversee a project that delivers free eye screenings and tests to children in inner-city schools, providing free glasses to those who need them. The role will include overseeing a programme of volunteering amongst undergraduate optometrists, as well as working alongside the Schools Manager to plan and coordinate a timetable of delivery in schools, and to create an exciting classroom curriculum, designed to increase awareness around eye-health amongst children and young people in Birmingham.

Essential skills and experiences required:

• Must be registered with the General Optical Council (GOC)
• Hold a minimum 2:1 BSc or equivalent in a GOC-approved optometry course
• An interest in football, sport and physical activity
• An ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team, and to give leadership and direction to others
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate with people at all levels

To apply please send your CV and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form available at https://www.avfc.co.uk/club/careers/job-vacancies to careers@avfc.co.uk or Lucy Ford, HR Business Partner Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE.

Aston Villa Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and its supporters. As part of this, Aston Villa Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To allow us to monitor this, we ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form available at https://www.avfc.co.uk/club/careers/job-vacancies. All information provided will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by staff directly involved in the appointment. The questionnaire will be detached from your application form, stored separately and used only to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.

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