Our client is very niche; they convert information, sometimes complex into easy read documents. They also provide easy read training for organisations.
Easy read supports people with a learning disability or those who struggle to read to understand and access information.
The types of documents they usually work on are letters, leaflets polices and strategies. They have even helped to write a book.
As more people become aware of their rights to easy read information demand for their services has been overwhelming with the business growing from strength to strength.
They’re now looking for someone to assist Louise with the production and formatting of the documents which their client requests.
This will include the converting text in to an easily understandable format, suitable for the reading audience. This will involve a really good understanding of the English Language and an even greater understanding of communicating and engaging the audience.
Being able to change content easily to suit the audience would be a great skill so maybe a background in content writing.
Key Skills and Experience
PC experience is essential and the ability to use packages including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc is highly advantageous. If you have experience in using a MAC, even better!
Our client is offering flexibility; the offer to work from home on occasion is there with office visits maybe twice a week. They can even fit in the work during school hours providing that the deadlines are met. It really is a truly flexible role which will offer someone professional development in to an area that is so niche, but extremely rewarding.
Are you a strong communicator and can you change the way in which you deliver content? Maybe an ex school teacher, or nurse, or carer? Any of these roles will have the transferable skills which my client is looking for and can build on, develop and teach you how to produce information in easy read.
As well as this, you will be required to choose pictures / art work which represents the text you are showing the reader. This would be using photosymbols and other image banks.
A good understanding of interpretation is necessary, and again, understanding how the reader may see this would be highly advantageous. Maybe a background in working with learning disabilities or similar.
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