Charity registered in Scotland SC001354
Are you passionate about volunteering and the impact it can have in a community?
Would you like to change the lives of people with a visual impairment in Fife?
Do you have a flair for engaging and motivating people?
Since our formation as Fife Society for the Blind almost 160 years ago, we’ve been dedicated to serving those with visual impairment in Fife. Now as Seescape, we remain focussed on providing our clients with the information, skills and confidence to thrive.
We are seeking an experienced practitioner to join our award-winning team as a Volunteer Coordinator. This is a key role within our Community Engagement Team; our community-focussed service which aims to provide a programme of support and activities to reduce isolation and loneliness in our client group. With lead responsibility for our befriending service, social groups and volunteer management, we’re looking for a self-starter; someone with a flair for motivating people and the ability to manage a busy and wide-ranging workload.
We’re a family-friendly employer with a modern and welcoming staff base in Glenrothes, and we offer a number of benefits including flexible working, regular training and development, and generous holidays.
We are currently recruiting for a Sight Support Intern.
This opportunity has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the selected candidate must be blind or partially sighted, in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB are collaborating with charities in the sight loss sector, including Seescape, to create new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to find employment through the Get Set Progress Internship programme.
Seescape is delighted to be offering an internship as part of the scheme, made possible by the partnership as well as generous funding from the Hospital Saturday Fund.
The Seescape Internship Programme is a unique opportunity for individuals with visual impairments to gain valuable work experience and contribute to the mission of Seescape, a sight loss charity. The internship is designed to provide exposure to various aspects of charitable services while fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment.
What are the benefits of a Get Set Progress internship for me?
As part of your 9-month internship, you will gain the following:
As part of the GSP Internship programme, you will also be enrolled on the TPT Employment Programme, where you will gain employment support, guidance and advice from the TPT Employment Team, some of the obtainable skills are:
Our Board of Trustees play a key role in the oversight of the charity, ensuring that it delivers against its charitable objectives, is financially sustainable, has strong governance and safeguards the reputation and values of the organisation.
If you have a particular interest in our services, our client base or our mission, and would like to volunteer your time with us, we’d love to hear from you.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have the following skills and experience, however we are also interested to hear from people with other relevant skills and experience:
As a Trustee of Seescape, you will be able to demonstrate:
Seescape is committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and team, and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and faith. We particularly welcome applications from those with a visual impairment.
Seescape is the leading charity provider of support services for people with a visual impairment in Fife. We’re looking for someone with experience in social care, health care or a similar specialism to undertake on-the-job training, while studying towards a recognised qualification in Low Vision Rehabilitation. Upon qualification, you’ll provide assessment and rehabilitation support to visually impaired people to empower them to maintain or regain independence. To get a flavour of a day in the life of a Rehabilitation Officer, check out our short video youtu.be/GT-stdkA4s0
Training: Course fees paid in full, and trainee receives salary while studying.
We are seeking a full-time Community Engagement Team leader to deliver a comprehensive programme of support to reduce social isolation and loneliness in our client group, including providing day-to-day leadership of seescape’s Community Engagement Team.
With a strong focus on service delivery and volunteer management, we’re looking for someone with a flair for motivating and supporting both staff, volunteers and clients, and the ability to manage a busy and wide-ranging workload.
seescape is the leading charity provider of support services for people with a visual impairment in Fife. We aim to empower people with a visual impairment to live safely, independently and achieve their personal goals. We offer a range of services as part of a one-stop-shop approach, including information and advice, rehabilitation, assistive technology training, befriending and social groups. We also operate our own Opticians, allowing us to take a person-centred approach towards eye care, and linking clients directly into our other services as required.
seescape is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic fundraiser to build upon existing relationships with trusts and foundations and seek out new funding opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of fundraising, ideally from a range of sources. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to think imaginatively; be self-motivated and target driven.
seescape is looking for a suitably motivated, active individual who has a drive for promoting and supporting clients with visual impairment to get back to community life.
You will work with individual clients, groups and volunteers to deliver a programme of activities, facilitating physical wellbeing and exercises to do at home and in group settings. You will have a passion for wellbeing and be able to demonstrate suitable experience and exceptional delivery skills, adaptable for people with visual impairment.
This post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.