Sight Scotland
Sight Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC017167

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest visual impairment charity, supporting children and adults of all ages with sight loss, many of whom have additional disabilities.


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Supply Catering Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Wilkieston/Paisley (On site)
  • Closing 22nd May 2024

This job exists in order to provide kitchen cover to support the chef to prepare a varied and nutritious diet for ex-service personal who attend the activity Centre. The supply Catering Assistant will also provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment to enable the kitchen to function effectively.

The Role:

  • Assisting in the preparation of high-quality food as directed by the chef.
  • Assisting with meals service.
  • Assisting with clearing up/washing up of dishes and utensils
  • Maintaining a clean, safe working environment as directed by the chef and by working to cleaning schedules.
  • Ensuring Food Hygiene and Health & Safety recommendations are complied with.
  • Advising the chef of any concerns in relation to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety.
  • Advising the chef or centre manager of any malfunction of equipment or fittings that require maintenance or cannot be kept to standard through normal cleaning procedures.
  • Wearing the appropriate PPE in accordance with current guidance for the role.
  • Upholding the principles of Sight Scotland’s Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities policies at all times, working in a way which supports an inclusive work environment that is respectful of differences.

The current duties of the role require membership of the PVG scheme through Disclosure Scotland.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Learning Support Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,011 – £28,296
  • Royal Blind School Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 23rd May 2024

We are looking to recruit energetic, enthusiastic and creative people to join our team of Learning Support Assistants at the Royal Blind School.

The Royal Blind School, in Edinburgh, is a leading provider of specialist education services for children and young people with a vision impairment, including those with additional support needs and/or complex needs. As a Grant Aided Independent Special School, we deliver education and support for day and residential pupils aged 5 to 19 years.

You will support the delivery of the learning and care to our pupils who have a range of visual impairments and additional complex needs, by providing a safe and high-quality environment in which they will thrive.

Applicants should have experience of working with children with additional support needs in a classroom environment.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable children and young adults.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Residential Care Worker

  • Part time
  • £32,040 – £34,368 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 23rd May 2024

About You

We are looking for kind, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our team offering care and support to children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs. This will be based within our residential houses in Edinburgh.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss and you have a HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ units, an equivalent degree or qualification for registration with the SSC or other professional body, please apply now. We would love to hear from you!

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

The Role

You will play a crucial role in one of our care facilities by:

  • ensuring the well-being and comfort of residents.
  • assisting with personal hygiene, meal preparation, and medication management.
  • contributing to the development and implementation of care plans.
  • fostering a safe and nurturing environment for residents.
  • engaging in regular communication with healthcare professionals, family members, and staff.
  • providing emotional support, encouraging social interaction.
  • promoting a sense of community among residents.
  • utilising empathy, patience, and adaptability to address individual needs.

What’s in it for you?

  • 7.4 weeks of annual leave from 1st April 2024
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discount for Carers Scheme
  • Benefits Hub including Discount Gym Memberships, Spa deals, Cinema Tickets and MORE
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Company Sick Pay
  • Continuous Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Paid Time off for Medical Appointments
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Tax Free Childcare and Childcare Voucher Scheme

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Play Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,088 – £24,642 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

Kidscene is an after school and holiday club for children from the schools in the surrounding area as well as children from the Royal Blind School who have additional support needs as well as a vision impairment.

You will ensure all the children who attend Kidscene feel included and safe by assisting with day to day activities, you will do this by providing quality play and care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,088 – £24,042
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2024

You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our joint Head Office and Scottish Braille Press reception at Robertson Avenue and providing an excellent level of customer service to colleagues, visitors and external contractors who visit or work within the building as well as those contacting Sight Scotland by post, email, or telephone. As well as coordinating front desk activities you will also be responsible for general office administration and facilities management tasks. You will also act as lead Fire Marshall and a nominated First Aider for the building.

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Facilities and Fleet Administrator

  • Full time
  • £24,655 – £26,821
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st February 2024

The post holder will assist the Head of Estates and Buildings and Facilities Manager to ensure excellent standards of facilities management. Responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our fleet of vehicles. First point of contact in the Facilities Department. You will also act as a Fire Marshall and a nominated First Aider for the building.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

  • Manage a fleet of vehicles;
  • Ensure all company vehicles have an MOT.
  • Ensure all company vehicles are serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Book company vehicles into garage for repairs as required.
  • Liaise with driver and insurance company in the event of vehicle accidents.
  • Keep insurance database up to date with fleet registration numbers.
  • Liaise with RAC regarding breakdowns and recovery of vehicles.
  • Act as first point of contact in the Facilities Department.
  • Be the main point of contact for calls/emails regarding Building and Estate maintenance, liaising with Facilities Manager and Maintenance Supervisor calling appropriate contractors when required.
  • Monitor, respond to and update the online Facilities Helpdesk.
  • Manage net2 access control system.
  • Issue, amend and delete access fobs as required.
  • Access and review CCTV when required.
  • Manage the reception function at Robertson Avenue for the Sight Scotland / Sight Scotland Veterans Head Office and Scottish Braille Press joint reception.
  • Provide reception cover when required.
  • Issue purchase orders for supplies and works
  • Process invoices coding to appropriate cost centers and expense heads
  • Process credit card statements for Estates and Buildings Department
  • Manage filing systems for the Estates and Buildings Department.
  • Work across all Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans sites as required.
  • Fire Marshall
  • Trained first aider

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,655 – £26,821 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st February 2024

Please note, all applicants require full UK working rights as we do not offer sponsorship.

What’s in it for you?

  • 7.4 weeks of annual leave from 1st April 2024
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits Hub including Discount Gym Memberships, Spa deals, Cinema Tickets and MORE
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Company Sick Pay
  • Continuous Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Paid Time off for Medical Appointments
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

About You

We are seeking a an enthusiastic Finance Officer with:

  • Experience in similar role
  • Experience in using accounting software packages e.g. Sage 50, Sage 200, NetSuite
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • the ability to build positive professional relationships at all levels
  • the ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective team working
  • the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • the ability to maintain clear & accurate records
  • Willingness and ability to maintain confidentiality

About The Role

This job exists in order to support the day-to-day financial processing, accounting and administrative services in order to meet the requirements of the finance function within Head Office for Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Nurse within Residential Care

  • Full time
  • £30,370 – £32,576
  • Morningside (Residential Services / Royal Blind School)
  • Closing 26th January 2024

You will be part of a nursing team within a wider multidisciplinary team with responsibility for the delivery of daily care and assessment of health needs, the development of care plans and the implementation and evaluation of these. You will ensure that the delivery of care to our children and young people is of the highest quality.

You will work within both the Residential and School setting (Mon-Fri), working across 52-weeks. Nursing shifts cover a 24/7 period, consisting of 12.5-hour shifts which can be both dayshift and wakened nightshift.

You will be accountable for high nursing standards and practices within the school and provide evidence of this good practice for our inspection bodies - The Care Inspectorate, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE), NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS), Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) from April 2011.

Main Purpose of the role

  • Provide direct nursing care for children and young people attending the Royal Blind School.
  • Have responsibility and accountability for maintaining clinical governance.
  • To work in partnership with colleagues across care, education and therapies to support children and young people by encouraging choice and participation.
  • To adhere at all times to the policies, procedures and values of the organisation and to promote best practice in nursing care.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that current good practice in relation to Child and Adult Protection is followed.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £30,370 – £32,576
  • Cannan Lane, Morningside
  • Closing 26th January 2024

We are looking for kind, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our team offering care and support to children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs. This will be based within our residential houses in Morningside, Edinburgh.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss and you have a HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ units, an equivalent degree or qualification for registration with the SSC or other professional body, please apply now. We would love to hear from you!

This role is advertised as full time however, we consider applications from candidates wishing to do part time hours and flexible working patterns.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk.

Please note, we cannot provide VISA sponsorship for this role.

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Community Activity Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,838 – £20,836
  • North or South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 16th November 2023

This post is being recruited to on a fixed term basis, with funding secured for 1 year. However there is a possibility of extension subject to confirmation of further funding which we are actively seeking.

Are you looking for a home based role with a community services focus? Are you based in North or South Lanarkshire and ready to join our innovative Family Wellbeing Services team? Caring, creative, innovative and dedicated? If so, this could be the role to apply for as our team regularly receive feedback as being well organised, supportive and friendly and always keen to make a difference in the lives of those who we come into contact with.

Our Family Wellbeing Service within the Community Services team at Sight Scotland provide community based support to people with sight loss.

One of our key aims is to reduce the isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with visual impairment now and in the future.

You will create and facilitate group support to individuals within community settings to improve social inclusion for people living with sight loss.

You will be based in either North or South Lanarkshire at your home address with regular travel in the area.

If you have relevant experience in a similar community delivery role and have an interest in or experience in working with people with a vision impairment, then please read the job profile for more information.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

Benefits

  • Generous employee pension scheme
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Discounts for carers
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Customer Service Representative

  • Full time
  • £21,787 – £22,788
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2023

Who we are

We support clients through production of accessible formats from original materials in line with customer requirements and departmental policies and procedures.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

  • Receive and reconcile deliveries to site, ensuring that all items are accurately recorded.
  • Liaise regularly with customers and other staff members to ensure their requirements are being met and respond to any communications promptly.
  • Actively maintain customer relationships and follow-up sales quotations to maximise conversion to orders.
  • Process customer orders using order processing systems and produce customer reports promptly and accurately as per customer Service Level Agreements
  • Maintain client databases to ensure customer communications are tracked and data is up-to-date and accurate at all times.
  • Ensure all non-conformities, complaints and incidents are logged and investigated fully and that customer responses are appropriate.
  • Carry out quality and control checks by customer to meet contractually agreed standards and reporting requirements e.g. reconciliation.
  • Prepare and produce management information reports and statistics, as and when required.
  • Assist with stock management and research competitive prices for goods and services.
  • Raise electronic purchase orders in the accounting system and after approval, promptly place orders with suppliers to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained for continuity of production.
  • Ensure customer contract work is accurately recorded, priced, and invoiced, including preparation of supporting data for customer invoicing.
  • Ensure payments for other services e.g. book sales, are processed via other payment systems e.g. Streamline.
  • Administer the petty cash ensuring sufficient float is available for operational purposes and that it is kept secure at all times.
  • Actively manage aged debt through proactive credit control utilising sales trading and aged debtor reports.
  • Assist in updating department procedures and process maps as required.
  • Support management in training new staff.
  • Carry out administrative duties: e.g. emailing, logging and distributing Scottish Braille Press mail, maintaining filing systems, securely disposing of documents as per retention periods.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

Benefits

  • Generous employee pension scheme
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Discounts for carers
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Play Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,787 – £23,357 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th November 2023

Reporting to:Kidscene Club Manager

Role Purpose:Kidscene is an after school and holiday club for children from the schools in the surrounding area as well as children from the Royal Blind School who have additional support needs as well as a vision impairment.

You will ensure all the children who attend Kidscene feel included and safe by assisting with day to day activities, you will do this by providing quality play and care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

All roles within Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are expected to work to our values and Our Ways of Working framework:

Our Ways of Working - Managing my Work

The main responsibilities and accountabilities of this role are:

  • To assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment adjusting for children with a vision impairment or additional support needs.
  • To provide comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to the club and then to parents or carers at the end of the day.
  • Provide snacks and refreshments, ensuring that hygiene and health and safety standards are met, including the wearing of appropriate PPE.
  • Assist children with personal care.
  • To administer first aid to the children when necessary.
  • Involve the children in planning activities.
  • Helping with club administration, where necessary.
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
  • Supporting students and volunteers.
  • Taking on duties/tasks as delegated by the Kidscene Club Manager

Our Ways of Working – Managing Myself and Managing my Relationships

To do this role, you will:

  • Have an appropriate SVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification, as per SSSC requirements or willingness to work towards
  • Be registered or in a position to register with the SSSC
  • Understand the varied needs of children and their families
  • Have experience of working with children and be willing to learn new skills in relation to working with children with additional support needs and vision impairment
  • Have an understanding of the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care for all children including those with additional support needs
  • Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Have the ability to adapt to change and respond positively to non-routine situations
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Undertake appropriate and relevant training
  • Have an understanding of the issues of equal opportunities

On a day to day basis you will work with different people and teams, these could be:

  • Families or Carers
  • Colleagues
  • Other Sight Scotland services
  • Senior Staff

Requirements of this role are:

  • You are a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Sight Scotland)
  • You will have a 6 month probation period
  • You must register with the SSSC within 6 months of your start date
  • That you participate in all staff training and development and maintain your own professional development
  • You will wear the appropriate PPE in accordance with current guidance for the role.
  • You will follow Sight Scotland’s guidance, policies and procedures relating to your own health and safety and that of colleagues and service users at all times
  • You will uphold the principles of Sight Scotland’s Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities policies at all times, working in a way which supports an inclusive work environment that is respectful of differences.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement which increases after 4 years’ service
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Discounts for Carers
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Perks through the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • And many more, please visit our website for more information

This job profile is not exhaustive. The duties of the post holder may be reviewed from time to time and the employee may be called upon to work in other locations within Sight Scotland.

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Driver

  • Part time
  • £19,838 pro-rata
  • Linburn Centre
  • Closing 19th October 2023

The vacancy

As the welcoming face of Sight Scotland Veterans, you will often be the first contact the veterans have each day, and as such are an important representative for the organisation. The veterans enjoy chatting with the driving team whilst on the vehicles and a welcoming and friendly personality is an asset within the role.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

To be responsible for safely transporting veterans in the minibus or car to and from the Activity Hub or other locations, as required.

To undertake any driving duties necessary to the functioning of the organisation as agreed with the Deputy Manager.

To take responsibility for Health & Safety in relation to the minibus or car including ensuring, that all passengers use appropriate seatbelts / restraints during all journeys and that all passengers are assisted in a safe fashion when boarding / exiting the minibus or car.

Ensure that the minibus or car is driven with due care and attention in accordance with current road traffic legislation.

Take responsibility for the routine maintenance of the minibus or car, including cleaning the vehicles and ensuring the Deputy is informed as soon as possible of any problems in relation to the vehicles.

Ensure all wheelchair clamps are present and functioning in the minibus.

Any other reasonable driving or ancillary duties that may be required.

The current duties of the role require a criminal records check or membership of the PVG scheme through Disclosure Scotland.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,570 – £34,552
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2023

About Sight Scotland

For 230 years, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans has been supporting people impacted by vision loss. We believe we play an important role in continually shifting the conversation around sight loss, and contributing to achieving a fair, equitable society. Over the years, we’ve seen a positive shift in expectations, with individuals and communities increasingly empowered to live lives the way they choose, free of discrimination.

And we’ve had to transform too, so that our services reflect the times we live in and meet the changing needs of the people we support. We’re now looking at how we continue to evolve, considering how we contribute now and what we could do differently in the future.

We work with charities across our sector to make sure people with sight loss have access to the right resources, when they need them. But what makes us unique is:

  • Together, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans is the largest Scottish charitable organisation that supports people impacted by vision impairment.
  • We’re the only Scottish vision impairment charities that fund medical research into eye health.
  • We’re the only Scottish vision impairment charities that have a dedicated policy and campaign team.
  • Our services span all age groups, including people born with a vision impairment, and those that acquire a vision impairment throughout their lives

These unique attributes of our organisation allow us to become something more than we have been up until this point.

About Visibility Scotland

Working locally and nationally, Visibility Scotland aims to affect positive change and improve outcomes for visually impaired people of all ages. We want to empower and encourage children and adults to focus on what they can do; not what they cannot.

What this job is about

Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted volunteers and a consortium of charities made up of Sight Scotland, Sight Scotland Veterans, Visibility Scotland & Thomas Pocklington Trust. Sight Loss Council members use their lived experience to identify and tackle local and national issues to improve the accessibility of services. The work of Sight Loss Councils is driven by three key priority areas: employment and skills, health and well-being, inclusive communities.

For this role we are particularly seeking someone who not only is passionate about the cause, but who is blind or partially sighted themselves, with the ability to use their experience to be an effective voice to influence the lives of blind and partially sighted people and create an effective change within Scotland.

Job overview

To deliver two area-based Sight Loss Councils in the Central Belt and Dumfries and Galloway by:

  • Engaging with blind and partially sighted people across the region making sure that their voices are represented and to respond to key issues and themes as they arise
  • Developing and implementing VI forums across the region
  • Leading on engagement with other sector partners and stakeholders to ensure a robust regional networks to successfully deliver all engagement project work
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Community Activity Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,838 – £20,836
  • North or South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th October 2023

This post is being recruited to on a fixed term basis, with funding secured for 1 year. However there is a possibility of extension subject to confirmation of further funding which we are actively seeking.

Are you looking for a home based role with a community services focus? Are you based in North or South Lanarkshire and ready to join our innovative Family Wellbeing Services team? Caring, creative, innovative and dedicated? If so, this could be the role to apply for as our team regularly receive feedback as being well organised, supportive and friendly and always keen to make a difference in the lives of those who we come into contact with.

Our Family Wellbeing Service within the Community Services team at Sight Scotland provide community based support to people with sight loss.

One of our key aims is to reduce the isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with visual impairment now and in the future.

You will create and facilitate group support to individuals within community settings to improve social inclusion for people living with sight loss.

You will be based in either North or South Lanarkshire at your home address with regular travel in the area.

If you have relevant experience in a similar community delivery role and have an interest in or experience in working with people with a vision impairment, then please read the job profile for more information.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

Benefits

  • Generous employee pension scheme
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Discounts for carers
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Class Teacher (Fixed Term)

  • Full time
  • £37,895 – £47,565
  • The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th October 2023

The post holder will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive. You would be responsible for the coordination of an assigned class and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

All teachers will support the learning and development of children and young people with visual impairment /complex needs through:

  • Assessing their needs and setting learning targets in collaboration with the multi professional team.
  • Promoting their emotional health and well-being, including developing self-esteem and providing opportunities to maximise independence.
  • Reviewing the appropriateness of the curriculum for individual children on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing resources for children and young people with visual impairment.
  • Supporting the referral, admission and transition processes for children and young people.
  • Planning, recording and reporting on progress in collaboration with multi professional team and parents and carers.
  • Committing to undertake training in Manual Handling or any other relevant training to work with children with complex needs.
  • Providing cover for absent colleagues or undertaking any additional duties required of them.
  • Keeping up to date with all new organisational, local and national initiatives pertinent to the needs of children and young people with Additional Support Needs, Complex Needs and Visual Impairment.
  • Teachers are expected to carry out any other duty as reasonably directed by the School Management Team and/or Director of Services.

Requirements of this role are:

  • You are a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Sight Scotland)
  • You will have a 6 month probation period
  • That you participate in all staff training and development and maintain your own professional development
  • That you have an understanding of GTCS standards, PRD requirements and the Professional Code of Conduct.
  • That you have a knowledge of Scottish Education Policy current issues specifically relating to inclusion.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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(School based) Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £30,370 – £32,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th October 2023

As part of the care and school staff team you will support the coordination and delivery of the learning and care of children and/or young people with a range of visual impairments and additional complex needs in different learning and care environments by providing a safe and high-quality environment in which children and/or young people will thrive.

You will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the learning and care provision and colleagues across Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

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Community Activity Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,031.96 – £24,090 pro-rata
  • Hybrid – between home and Edinburgh or Paisley
  • Closing 21st September 2023

Who we are

The Family Wellbeing service provides support to individuals affected by sight loss and to families impacted by a loved one with sight loss ensuring they are fully equipped to adapt to the changing world around them and reach their full potential regardless of age. As a service we adopt a person-centred approach ensuring that interventions and support respond to individual family circumstances.

You will provide community-based support to people with sight loss by practicing a person-centred approach to ensure that support responds to individual family circumstances.

What this job is about

We are looking for caring, creative, innovative and dedicated people to join our family wellbeing service within the Community Services team at Sight Scotland to provide community-based support to people with sight loss.

We aim to reduce the isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with visual impairment now and in the future.

As part of our aim to help those with impacted with sight loss to live well, you will create and facilitate group support to individuals to improve social inclusion for people living with sight loss.

Full role profile attached below.

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PE Teacher (Fixed Term)

  • Full time
  • £31,584 – £47,565
  • The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th September 2023

What this job is about

This is a fixed term post until the end of June 2024.

The post holder will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive.

Responsible for the coordination of assigned classes and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

All teachers will support the learning and development of children and young people with visual impairment /complex needs through:

  • Assessing their needs and setting learning targets in collaboration with the multi professional team.
  • Promoting their emotional health and well-being, including developing self-esteem and providing opportunities to maximise independence.
  • Reviewing the appropriateness of the curriculum for individual children on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing resources for children and young people with visual impairment.
  • Supporting the referral, admission and transition processes for children and young people.
  • Planning, recording and reporting on progress in collaboration with multi professional team and parents and carers.
  • Committing to undertake training in Manual Handling or any other relevant training to work with children with complex needs.
  • Providing cover for absent colleagues or undertaking any additional duties required of them.
  • Keeping up to date with all new organisational, local and national initiatives pertinent to the needs of children and young people with Additional Support Needs, Complex Needs and Visual Impairment.
  • In collaboration with relevant staff, taking the lead in events as agreed such as Assemblies, Christmas Show, Exhibitions, Enterprise Activities, etc
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Budget Accountant (Fixed Term)

  • Full time
  • £41,770 – £45,055
  • Head Office, Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th September 2023

What this job is about

This is a fixed term role for 1 year. You will develop, prepare and review the Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans’ 2024/25 budget. You will work closely with the Director of Finance and Finance Manager. You will also work with Directors and Heads across the organisation to achieve a well understood and transparent budget. You will be the first point of contact across the organisation through the budget process.

You will also work with the Finance Director, Finance Manager and others to in the day to day running of the Finance team, you will be responsible for the completion of a number of regular functions including, financial and management reporting.

You will also be required to assist in the smooth implementation of a new financial accounting system.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for the

  • Development of the process for preparing the annual budget.
  • Development of document guidance for managers
  • Documenting the budget process
  • Coordination and management of the budget process
  • Delivery of a high level and detailed budget in line with pre-determined timetable flagging any risks to delivery
  • Gathering and communicating historic data and assembling budget in a way that enables shift to new Business Management System and new coding structure.
  • Ensuring the budget process aligns to organisational business planning process.
  • Developing good clear communication with all involved in the budget process.
  • Contributing as required to the financial management of the organisation.
  • Contributing as required to the successful development and installation of the new Business Management System
  • Producing ad-hoc reports as required by the Board, Chief Executive, Director of Finance, Finance Manager, and other managers.
  • Working in the best interests of the organisation and the people it serves
  • Any other duties as required by the Director of Finance

The current duties of the role require a Standard Police Act Disclosure check.

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Top job! Internal Communications and Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,489 – £43,928
  • Hybrid working – Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 16th July 2023

An internal communications specialist is being sought by one of Scotland’s oldest charities. Throughout our 230 year history, we have constantly evolved and changed to ensure that we are delivering innovative and high quality services to ensure that people with sight loss can live well and independently. A motivated, inspired, informed and engaged workforce is essential to the delivery of our services and this role is instrumental in delivering this. With a wide range of operations spanning two charities and services including a school, residential care, social enterprise and community support, the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager ensures that our employees see the golden thread running through the breadth of our work and work effectively together across different professions and geographical areas.

This role designs and delivers tailored communications across a range of channels, including email newsletters, video, intranet and leadership engagement opportunities. During periods of strategic change, the post holder is also responsible for change related communications strategies that can expand to external audiences as well such as our service users and stakeholders.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have a hybrid working policy, enabling colleagues in Head Office roles like this one to work both from home and in the office which is located in Edinburgh. This role requires the post holder to work a minimum of two days a week in the office, with the days dependent on business needs.

About you:

Professional experience of:

  • Working in a role focussed on strategic internal communications
  • Delivering change related communications, including around organisational culture
  • Writing messaging on behalf of senior leaders, including content of a sensitive and / or confidential nature
  • Developing communications and engagement strategies working across different channels including video, multiple stakeholder audiences and utilising a variety of tactics
  • Using Sharepoint and email marketing software such as Mailchimp
  • Writing and editing staff newsletters and other materials for internal promotional campaigns

Skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong grammatical accuracy
  • Ability to deal with confidential information, prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of internal and external audiences in a sensitive and empathetic manner, listening to and valuing opinions
  • Ability to engage with staff at all levels including senior leaders
  • Responding and behaving positively to change, identifying and acting upon new opportunities and encouraging others to embrace change
  • Strong understanding of what matters to employees, service users, families and customers
  • Strong level of personal resilience
  • Commitment, energy and enthusiasm for achieving organisational goals

Other:

  • Willingness to work flexibly according to organisational need, with the ability to work out of hours for which TOIL will be granted

Benefits of working for us:

  • Up to 12% employer pension contributions on a salary sacrifice scheme
  • 37 days of annual leave including bank holidays
  • Flexible working and hybrid working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Health and Wellbeing resources through Spectrum Life
  • Access to a range of employee discounts through our Benefits Hub on Spectrum Life
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
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Teacher of Literacy (English)

  • Part time
  • £37,895 – £47,565 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

The impact of vision loss is huge. Too often, it leads to people lacking or losing confidence and independence. People with vision loss are at higher risk of unemployment, isolation, mental health problems, and financial challenges. It can have an enormous emotional toll. But with the right support, people with vision loss can gain the skills to remain independent and active in their communities – to thrive. That’s why we’re here.

For 230 years, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans has been supporting people impacted by vision loss. We believe we play an important role in continually shifting the conversation around sight loss, and contributing to achieving a fair, equitable society. Over the years, we’ve seen a positive shift in expectations, with individuals and communities increasingly empowered to live lives the way they choose, free of discrimination.

And we’ve had to transform too, so that our services reflect the times we live in and meet the changing needs of the people we support. We’re now looking at how we continue to evolve, considering how we contribute now and what we could do differently in the future.

What this job is about

The post holder will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive.

Responsible for the coordination of assigned classes and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person.

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School Based Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,252 – £27,087
  • The Royal Blind School
  • Closing 22nd June 2023

This is a term time role

As part of the care and school staff team you will support the coordination and delivery of the learning and care of children and/or young people with a range of visual impairments and additional complex needs in different learning and care environments by providing a safe and high-quality environment in which children and/or young people will thrive.

You will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the learning and care provision and colleagues across Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Music Teacher

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,895 – £47,565
  • The Royal Blind School Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st June 2023

What this job is about

The post holder will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive.

Responsible for the coordination of assigned classes and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

All teachers will support the learning and development of children and young people with visual impairment /complex needs through:

  • Assessing their needs and setting learning targets in collaboration with the multi professional team.
  • Promoting their emotional health and well-being, including developing self-esteem and providing opportunities to maximise independence.
  • Reviewing the appropriateness of the curriculum for individual children on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing resources for children and young people with visual impairment.
  • Supporting the referral, admission and transition processes for children and young people.
  • Planning, recording and reporting on progress in collaboration with multi professional team and parents and carers.
  • Committing to undertake training in Manual Handling or any other relevant training to work with children with complex needs.
  • Providing cover for absent colleagues or undertaking any additional duties required of them.
  • Keeping up to date with all new organisational, local and national initiatives pertinent to the needs of children and young people with Additional Support Needs, Complex Needs and Visual Impairment.
  • In collaboration with relevant staff, taking the lead in events as agreed such as Assemblies, Christmas Show, Exhibitions, Enterprise Activities, etc

Other Requirements:

Leadership and People Management:

All teachers will show leadership skills through:

  • Developing an area of the School Improvement Plan with colleagues.
  • Ensuring all class support staff achieve high professional standards at all times.
  • Challenging practice not in line with the ethos and values of Sight Scotland and/or professional registration.
  • Taking responsibility for own Professional Review and Development in line with GTCS registration and Sight Scotland’s appraisal requirements.
  • Delivery of training and presentations to colleagues.

Respect, Diversity and Equality:

All teachers will act and behave in ways that develop a culture of

trust and respect through:

  • Being respectful, courteous and diplomatic at all times when dealing with others.
  • Raising awareness of equality and diversity issues through curricular activity, in line with Sight Scotland’s policies and procedures and legislation.

Professionalism:

All teachers will be able to demonstrate they are self –reflective practitioners, professional and positive role models through:

  • Meeting the standards set within GTCS registration and the professional code of conduct.
  • Developing and building on good working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working effectively when under pressure.
  • Communicating in a way which is clear, honest, constructive and inclusiveness
  • Showing initiative and flexibility.

Core Organisational Responsibilities:

All teachers will promote and support Sight Scotland’s ethos, values and policies through:

  • Promoting a culture of respect and dignity at all times in line with Sight Scotland policy.
  • Demonstrating professionalism, positivity and integrity in line with Sight Scotland values.
  • Contributing to the development of the organisation’s strategic improvement plan.
  • Complying with and support all organisational policies and procedures, including Child Protection, Data Protection and confidentiality, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.
  • Participating in and delivering learning and development activity within the provision and wider organisation.
  • Protecting and enhancing the good reputation of the organisation at all times.
  • Teachers are expected to carry out any other duty as reasonably directed by the School Management Team and/or Director of Services.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Learning Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,526 – £23,417
  • The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2023

The main responsibilities and accountabilities of this role are that you will:

  • Work in collaboration with the multi professional team.
  • Provide individual and small group support as instructed by a teacher both within the school and on outings.
  • Follow strategies to support children with visual impairment/complex needs to access their curriculum.
  • Contribute to team meetings at the end of or start of the day.
  • Contribute to all required paperwork in connection with children’s learning and care.
  • Promote a safe and caring environment.
  • Escort pupils in the locality of the school
  • Assist in taking groups of pupils to other parts of the School and also on visits out of School
  • Provide a high standard of personal care including washing, toileting and mealtime assistance.
  • Lead and take responsibility for the organisation of resources or development of an aspect of the learning and care provision
  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by the School Management Team and/or Director of Services

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Facilities and Fleet Administrator

  • Full time
  • £24,655 – £26,821
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th May 2023

What this job is about

The post holder will assist the Head of Estates and Buildings and Facilities Manager to ensure excellent standards of facilities management. Responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our fleet of vehicles. First point of contact in the Facilities Department. You will also act as a Fire Marshall and a nominated First Aider for the building.

What we want you to be responsible and accountable for

  • Manage a fleet of vehicles;
  • Ensure all company vehicles have an MOT.
  • Ensure all company vehicles are serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Book company vehicles into garage for repairs as required.
  • Liaise with driver and insurance company in the event of vehicle accidents.
  • Keep insurance database up to date with fleet registration numbers.
  • Liaise with RAC regarding breakdowns and recovery of vehicles.
  • Act as first point of contact in the Facilities Department.
  • Be the main point of contact for calls/emails regarding Building and Estate maintenance, liaising with Facilities Manager and Maintenance Supervisor calling appropriate contractors when required.
  • Monitor, respond to and update the online Facilities Helpdesk.
  • Manage net2 access control system.
  • Issue, amend and delete access fobs as required.
  • Access and review CCTV when required.
  • Manage the reception function at Robertson Avenue for the Sight Scotland / Sight Scotland Veterans Head Office and Scottish Braille Press joint reception.
  • Provide reception cover when required.
  • Issue purchase orders for supplies and works
  • Process invoices coding to appropriate cost centers and expense heads
  • Process credit card statements for Estates and Buildings Department
  • Manage filing systems for the Estates and Buildings Department.
  • Work across all Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans sites as required.
  • Fire Marshall
  • Trained first aider

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Chef

  • Part time
  • £21,703 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th April 2023

You will be responsible for the planning and cooking of a varied and nutritious diet for the young people, taking into account best practice in nutrition for in schools. You will be required to maintain a clean and safe kitchen.

You will be required line manage the Kitchen Assistant and carry out relevant administration including staff training, Development Discussions and recruitment.

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Community Activity Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,838 – £20,836
  • Hybrid - Home based & Edinburgh or Paisley Office
  • Closing 6th April 2023

We are looking for caring, creative, innovative and dedicated people to join our Family Wellbeing Service within the Community Services team at Sight Scotland to provide community based support to people with sight loss.

We aim to reduce the isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with visual impairment now and in the future.

You will create and facilitate group support to individuals within community settings to improve social inclusion for people living with sight loss.

You will be based in either Edinburgh or Paisley and at your home address with regular travel in the area.

If you have relevant experience in a similar community delivery role and have an interest in or experience in working with people with a vision impairment, then please read the job profile for more information.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Social Media and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,426 – £32,576
  • Hybrid working with head office based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2023

The postholder is responsible for planning and executing social media in accordance with the marketing communications planning calendar to support marketing, fundraising and policy and ensure all key messaging is conveyed across social media. The post holder works across the Marketing and Communications department, liaising with all colleagues to ensure content can be planned and executed effectively.

The Social Media and Marketing Officer creates and produces digital content, including video and graphic communications to be used on social media. Planning and reporting is key to the role, as is keeping up to date with new digital tools and techniques that could be implemented by the charities.

This post is a Monday to Friday 9-5 role with the option of hybrid working.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Customer Service Representative

  • Full time
  • £20,749 – £21,703
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th March 2023

We are looking for an organised, friendly person with great attention to detail to join our team as a Customer Service Representative.

You will provide high quality customer service and commercial administrative support to key stakeholders of the Scottish Braille Press, as well as providing a professional transcription service in accessible formats for people with a vision impairment primarily for commercial clients.

You will administer the day-to-day commercial administrative and customer service duties working alongside, and on behalf of, the Customer Service Coordinator and Manager. Duties include client communications, order processing, sales quotations, invoicing, credit control and purchasing.

You will have excellent organisation and administration skills, and strong interpersonal skills along with a good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages and fast/accurate keyboard skills. Attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, together with a flexible approach to working practices is required. Previous experience of working with clients in the financial sector will be an added benefit.

The post is subject to a Police Act Disclosure and Identity and Adverse Financial Check.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Day Senior Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £35,529 – £37,472
  • Cannan Lane, Morningside
  • Closing 16th March 2023

Role Purpose:

You will be responsible for a team of 5 (School Based) Residential Care Workers.

You will work closely with education management.

You will be responsible for promoting dignity, privacy, independence and choice for our children and young people in line with providing personal outcome focussed care while working collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the care provision and colleagues across Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

All roles within Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are expected to work to our values and Our Ways of Working framework:

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Top job! Outreach Teacher for Vision Impairment (QTVI)

  • Full time
  • £34,118 – £42,823
  • The Royal Blind School
  • Closing 16th March 2023

Main Purpose of Role:

To undertake a peripatetic and evolving caseload of learners with visual impairment under the direction of the Outreach Depute Headteacher.

To support schools and staff to teach learners with a visual impairment and ensure their access to the curriculum.

To work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the local authority schools.

To work in partnership with parents and carers.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,923 – £31,025
  • Cannan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are looking for kind, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our team offering care and support to children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs within our residential houses in Morningside in Edinburgh.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss and you have an HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ 3 units or an equivalent qualification for registration with the SSSC or other professional body please apply now, we would love to hear from you.

The role is advertised as full time however we will consider part time and flexible working patterns.

If you would like more information on the role or our residential service, please contact samantha.hood@sightscotland.org.uk

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

Please note we cannot provide VISA sponsorship for this role.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Class Teacher

  • Part time
  • £34,118 – £42,823 pro-rata
  • The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd February 2023

The vacancy

You will provide a safe and high-quality learning environment in which our children and young people will thrive.

You will be responsible for the coordination of an assigned class and will work collaboratively with the multi-professional team within the school and colleagues within the wider organisation to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum for each child and young person.

You will report to the Depute Head Teacher / Principle Teacher

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Fundraising Administrator

  • Part time
  • £21,149 – £22,844 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with blended working
  • Closing 5th February 2023

We are seeking someone with a passion for the charity sector, who has great attention to detail, cares about our donor relations and has a high level of accuracy.

The role holder will work alongside the fundraising and supporter care team to deliver our first class donor care strategy, and be the central role coordinating income in the team. Our growing team has ambitious plans to grow our fundraising to ensure Sight Scotland can be there for everyone with sight loss, and their families, who need us. You will be an excellent team player and build relationships across the organisation.

With strong administration skills and knowledge of a CRM system, preferably Raisers Edge, you will be responsible for ensuring all income is recorded correctly, donors to Sight Scotland Veterans are thanked on time and accurately and that all regular gifts to both charities are processed and administered each month.

This is an exciting time to be joining Sight Scotland as we take forward our ambition to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss. Join us at the start of this ambitious journey and help shape the future for people with sight loss today.

Diversity and Inclusion

Sight Scotland is committed to the pursuit of inclusion and diversity in our workplace. We are committed to creating a working environment that is representative of, and responsive to, different cultures and groups, and where everyone has an equal chance to succeed. To support this, we have a Colleague Diversity and Inclusion Forum.

Forum members ensure our policies, procedures and all of our practices fully support our commitment to creating an equal and diverse workplace for colleagues. The forum also allows members to contribute ideas and topics to support our continuous improvement.

Location

This position is based in our Head Office in Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh. We are currently operating blended working at our Head Office premises and the remaining time may be spent working from home.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,749 – £21,703
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd November 2022

The vacancy

We are looking for an administrator with exceptional customer service skills to ensure the smooth running of our joint Head Office and Scottish Braille Press reception at Robertson Avenue as well as being responsible for a range of administrative duties to support those visiting and working in the building.

You will have previous experience in a receptionist role as well as experience in office and / or facilities administration. You will have strong organisational skills, be able to multi-task and as you will be required to respond to enquiries by phone, email or through our website, effective communication skills are essential.

Please click on Apply Now for more information on this exciting role.

This post is subject to a Police Act Disclosure check

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Management Accountant

  • Part time
  • £35,529 – £38,561 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2022

You will assist the Finance Manager in the day to day running of the Finance team, you will be responsible for the completion of a number of regular functions including budget preparation and control, annual reporting and investment management, in conjunction with the Head of Finance.

You will also be required to ensure the smooth implementation of a new financial accounting system.

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Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £28,024 – £31,025
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th October 2022

Reports To:Executive Support Manager

Role Purpose:

To work with the Executive Support Manager, to provide an efficient and professional administrative support service to the Board of Trustees and its Committees and to support the day to day running of the Chief Executive’s office.

The main responsibilities and accountabilities of this role are:

Board and Committee Support

  • Collating Board and Committee papers and preparing packs for distribution in paper or electronic formats. Maintenance of the Board and Committees MS Teams site.
  • Attending and taking minutes of Board and Committee meetings.
  • Maintaining a consolidated list of Board and Committee action points.
  • Ensuring complete filing and organisation of minutes, papers and annual reports for archive and access purposes.
  • Organising Sight Scotland Annual General Meetings and attendance at these and other occasions by Trustees, staff and guests. Administer the General Meetings, ensuring full compliance with the constitution, and produce a minute.
  • Arranging induction day programme for new Trustees.
  • Arranging meeting space and catering for meetings where necessary.
  • Ensuring that decisions of the Board are carried out promptly and effectively.

Chief Executive Support

  • To assist in the maintenance and management of the Chief Executive’s diary. This will require negotiation with internal and external colleagues at senior management and corporate level to arrange regular and ad-hoc meetings.
  • Researching, arranging and ordering travel and accommodation and producing travel aide-memoirs.
  • Retention, organisation and collation of all files, both paper-based and electronic.
  • Formatting and producing high quality letters, memoranda, reports and presentations to deadlines and in house-style, using appropriate software.
  • Retrieving information from external sources, e.g. internet.
  • Receiving visitors to the office.
  • Maintaining and developing good internal and external communications for the collection and distribution of information.

General Administration

  • Arrange for the servicing of all meetings, including the prior circulation of reports and the preparation and approval of minutes and action lists.
  • Arranging external meetings as required.
  • Arranging internal cross-departmental meetings as required. Attending meetings and producing minutes.
  • Maintaining and developing the electronic and general paper filing system and maintaining a register of archived files.

Other

  • Maintain and develop own professional knowledge and expertise.
  • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by the Executive Support Manager, Director of Corporate Resources or the Chief Executive.

Our Ways of Working – Managing Myself and Managing my Relationships

  • Liaising with the Trustees and others to establish meeting times and other arrangements.
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Support Manager to ensure consistent high quality administrative support to the Chief Executive, the Board of Trustees and its Committees.

To do this role, you will have:

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective listening.
  • Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.
  • Fast accurate typing speed.
  • Ability to build positive professional relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Meet competing deadlines and providing a quality service.

Experience

  • Previous experience and track-record of success in EA roles.
  • At least two years’ experience of minute taking and accurate recording of meetings at Board/Committee level.
  • Experience of diary management.
  • Full working experience of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint Outlook and Teams.
  • Experience of prioritising workloads to meet competing deadlines and providing a quality service.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing tools.

Personal

  • Integrity and respect for confidentiality.
  • Courteous, friendly and tactful.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • High personal standards of performance and pride in own work.

It would be desirable for this role if you had:

  • Shorthand capability.
  • Extensive experience supporting a Board of Trustees or in a EA role.
  • Good knowledge of commercial/legal issues and the charity/voluntary sector.

On a day-to-day basis you will work with different people and teams, these could be:

  • Families
  • Colleagues
  • Other Sight Scotland services
  • Senior Staff

Requirements of this role are:

  • You are a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Sight Scotland).
  • You will have a 6-month probation period.
  • That you participate in all staff training and development and maintain your own professional development.
  • You will wear the appropriate PPE in accordance with current guidance for the role.
  • You will follow Sight Scotland’s guidance, policies and procedures relating to your own health and safety and that of colleagues and service users at all times.
  • You will uphold the principles of Sight Scotland’s Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities policies at all times, working in a way which supports an inclusive work environment that is respectful of differences.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement which increases after 4 years’ service
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Discounts for Carers
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Perks through the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • And many more, please visit our website for more information

This job profile is not exhaustive. The duties of the post holder may be reviewed from time to time and the employee may be called upon to work in other locations within Sight Scotland.

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Senior Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £31,969 – £36,310
  • Cannan Lane RBS and Residential
  • Closing 22nd September 2022

The vacancy

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated person to help manage our Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services. You will ensure our residents receive the highest quality of care and support. Our team take pride in promoting good relationships with our young adults to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

You will come to us with proven experience of leading a team supporting people with Vision Impairment and Additional Support Needs, disabilities or medical conditions. Ideally, you will have excelled in this in a similar setting. Our development programme will help and encourage you to develop skills in working with our clients.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be second nature to you as will your ability to adapt and respond positively to the unexpected. You will have a key role to play in the implementation and administration associated with care plans, rotas, health and safety and other records and in making sure everyone works within our policies and procedures.

You must hold an HNC in Social Care plus SVQ 4 (or an equivalent qualification) and be eligible to register with SSSC (or another appropriate professional body). This post is subject to a PVG Record/Update. All our residents need 24-hour support, so we need you to be able to work shifts, including weekends, sleepovers and on-call.

Sight Scotland is the new name for Royal Blind, if you want to be part of our amazing work and if this sounds like an interesting new opportunity, please click on the apply button.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Finance Administrator (fixed term)

  • Part time
  • £21,149 – £22,844 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th September 2022

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Finance Administrator on a fixed term basis for 6 months initially.

The successful candidate will be part of a busy finance team and will provide a number of key finance and administration services in order to ensure the smooth and effective running of finance services within Head Office.

This post will also be responsible for supporting the implementation of our new finance system.

Applicants should have relevant experience working in a finance environment and experience of working as part of a finance team within a charity would be an advantage. Particular attention will be given to applicants who have experience in the following areas:

  • Cash and bank management including corporate internet banking
  • Sage 200, Netsuite
  • Microsoft Word and Excel

The post is subject to a Police Act Disclosure.

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HR Advisor

  • Part time
  • £31,025 – £34,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid
  • Closing 9th September 2022

We are looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join our People team at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

You will work proactively as part of our People Team to provide professional HR support across our various services. This is a challenging and varied role with a key focus on HR project work which includes management and organisational development, as well as responsibility for HR casework for designated services.

You will have experience of working as a business partner, taking the lead in shaping and driving forward HR projects as well providing direct high quality HR advice and support to managers. You will have a good knowledge of employment law and hold a CIPD level 5 qualification or above. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive professional relationships at all levels are also required to thrive in this role.

As this role will be carried out on a blended homeworking basis we are looking for someone who can work independently and quickly develop strong working relationships, as well as having excellent organisational and time management skills.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Play Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,749 – £22,245 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2022

Are you a kind, energetic, enthusiastic and creative person who would like to join our small team at Kidscene? Our Play Workers provide a high quality, safe and stimulating environment which enables the children who attend Kidscene to thrive.

We provide an after school and holiday club for children from schools in the surrounding area as well as for pupils from our own school. The children who attend Kidscene have a mixed range of abilities including additional support needs and vision impairment.

If you have a relevant SVQ Level 2 qualification or a willingness to work towards this, preferably in Play Work, and have experience of working with children in a play environment we would love to hear from you. To apply click on Apply Now.

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the SSSC.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable children and young adults.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Nurse

  • Full time
  • £28,024 – £31,025
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st September 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated person to join our Nursing team within the Royal Blind School.

You will be an experienced nurse in Child Health or Learning Disabilities and have experience of being responsible for the assessment of care needs, along with the development, implementation and evaluation of care.

Our nursing and care teams ensure that the children and young people receive the highest quality of care and support while taking pride in promoting good relationships with the children and their families to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be second nature to you as will your ability to adapt and respond positively to the unexpected. We provide 24-hour support, so we need you to be able to work shifts, including weekends

Sight Scotland is the new name for Royal Blind, if you want to be part of our amazing work and if this sounds like an interesting new opportunity, please click on the apply button.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update and NMC Registration.

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Rehabilitation and Mobility Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,040 – £32,967 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st September 2022

We are looking for professional, innovative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our Community Services team at Sight Scotland.

You will provide a person-centred rehabilitation and mobility service to people of all ages affected by sight loss and other disabilities, offering information, practical advice and emotional support.

Your role will involve assessing people affected by sight loss for rehabilitation and mobility provision and to deliver training programmes to groups or one to one in areas such as daily living activities, long cane training and route-finding.

You will be based in Edinburgh with regular travel throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

If you have relevant experience in a similar role and have an interest in or experience in working with people with a vision impairment, then please Apply Now for more information on the role.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,749 – £21,703 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid
  • Closing 18th August 2022

We are looking for an experienced administrator to provide effective support across services based at our Canaan Lane campus.

You will work as part of a team providing a range of general administrative activities to support the smooth running of our Care, Learning and Community services

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and have fast and accurate keyboard skills. Excellent communication and competent literacy and numeracy skills are essential. The candidate should have a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team and ideally have previous experience working in a similar environment.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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HR Advisor

  • Part time
  • £31,025 – £33,875 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2022

We are looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join our People team at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

You will work proactively as part of our People Team to provide professional HR support across our various services. This is a challenging and varied role with a key focus on HR project work which includes management and organisational development, as well as responsibility for HR casework for designated services.

You will have experience of working as a business partner, taking the lead in shaping and driving forward HR projects as well providing direct high quality HR advice and support to managers. You will have a good knowledge of employment law and hold a CIPD level 5 qualification or be working towards this. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive professional relationships at all levels are also required to thrive in this role.

This role will be carried out on a blended homeworking basis therefore it is essential that you are able to work independently, develop strong working relationships and have excellent organisational and time management skills.

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HR Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,480 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 31st July 2022

This role will work across Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic HR Assistant to join our busy People Team.

You will support the day to day running of our People Team which includes HR, Learning & Development and Volunteering. We support all services across both of our charities.

You will provide professional and effective administrative support to the HR function including for recruitment, HR and L&D systems support, preparing payroll information, correspondence to colleagues at all stages of the employee and volunteer life cycle, and assisting with project work. You will also be the first point of contact for phone and email enquiries.

The successful candidate will have experience of providing administrative support in an HR environment and hold a Foundation Certificate in People Practice (CIPD Level 3) or equivalent.

You will have excellent time management skills and work in a customer focussed way with great attention to detail and strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will be confident and experienced in working with HR systems and producing management information

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please email us at people@sightscotland.org.uk.

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

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Media and Stories Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,024 – £31,025
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid
  • Closing 31st July 2022

An exceptional and creative writer with a flair for engaging with people is being sought by Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation. With a background in either journalism or media relations, you will interview service users and their families to write stories that demonstrate our impact for use in the media and to support our wider marketing, fundraising and policy aims. With interviewees that include veterans as well as pupils and parents at the Royal Blind School and our adult residential services, you will have strong relationship building skills and an ability to write stories in a personal and sensitive manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Forward plan media opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with staff in services to identity media opportunities and individuals to interview.
  • Interview service users and families for media case studies.
  • Source, interview and adapt case study stories for fundraising, marketing and policy campaigns.
  • Write opinion pieces under the charity’s name for media and specialist publications.
  • Write and distribute press releases.
  • Prepare reactive media statements.
  • Answer media enquiries.
  • Develop relationships with key media contacts.
  • Prepare key messages for senior staff delivering media interviews, identifying potential questions and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Organise photocalls and arrange photo shoots.
  • Work with staff in services to write and/or edit a wide range of information resources relating to supporting people with visual impairment.

Essential experience of:

  • Working either as a journalist or as a Press Officer
  • Working with the media and securing positive media coverage
  • Writing human interest stories, including of a sensitive nature and / or about vulnerable individuals

Skills:

  • Strong relationship building skills and an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, internal and external, at all levels
  • Proactive at sourcing and identifying potential stories
  • Very high standard of written communication skills with a strong grasp of grammar
  • Ability to conduct interviews face to face and over the telephone in a calm, patient and empathetic manner.

Other:

  • Ability to work out of hours, for which TOIL will be granted
  • Full clean driving license

The post holder may be required to travel to areas across Scotland to conduct interviews with service users to use in media stories.

Requirements of this role are:

  • You are a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans)
  • You will have a 6 month probation period
  • You participate in all staff training and development and maintain your own professional development

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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Top job! Director of People & Culture

  • Full time
  • £63,536 – £67,951
  • Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and our mission is to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us. We are determined that no one should face sight loss alone.

To maximise the capacity and capability of all colleagues to enable us to achieve our organisational mission, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of People & Culture.

Driving and consistently embedding a positive culture across the organisation, built upon the values of Transform, Unite and Thrive, this role will have responsibility for developing and delivering an integrated People and OD strategy, ensuring the active promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion and providing both proactive and strategic advice on all people related matters.

Managing the People and Culture team to consistently deliver high standards of performance and effectiveness, our new Director of People & Culture will ultimately ensure the function is viewed as an “enabler” and one that adds value to the wider business. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team you will also

directly contribute to all aspects of the organisation’s development and governance, including strategic planning, policy, and decision making.

An experienced HR professional with relevant strategic and operational HR experience, you will bring strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills coupled with the ability to work collaboratively with managers, colleagues and external stakeholders. As people are at the heart of our organisation, the personal value set, work style and integrity of the individual will be crucial in ensuring the organisation’s ongoing and future success.

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Top job! Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,561 – £41,837
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid
  • Closing 29th May 2022

Sight Scotland and Sight Veterans are relatively new brands, with the sister charities changing their names in October 2020. We have an ambition to reach everyone with sight loss across Scotland. We are seeking a creative Marketing Manager to design and lead marketing campaigns to promote our brand and attract new service users to the organisation. This is a varied role spanning across all marketing channels, ranging from TV, radio and outdoor advertising to digital channels and printed collateral.

Key duties include:

  • Plan and commission marketing and advertising campaigns, liaise with media buyer and design agencies, analyse and report on outcomes
  • Champion the brand
  • Commission, plan and deliver market research and analysis
  • Lead on customer service delivery and standards
  • Plan and ensure delivery of marketing and communications collateral
  • Oversee the development of the website and liaise with web developer
  • Line manage marketing communications staff
  • Identify and target stakeholders with appropriate materials and messaging
  • Lead on the organisation of high level events, including official openings, open days, visits by politicians and other dignitaries

To do this role, you will have:

Professional experience of:

  • Working in a marketing role at a senior officer or manager level
  • Developing and implementing successful customer acquisition marketing campaigns online and offline
  • Producing marketing collateral
  • Working with external agencies to deliver marketing activities and campaigns
  • Project management and effective planning and evaluation
  • Event management
  • Managing websites
  • Brand management

Knowledge of:

  • Marketing campaign planning and analysis
  • How data protection legislation impacts on marketing
  • Digital marketing techniques
  • Data analysis skills
  • Customer service

Skills:

  • Excellent grammar and a high level of written communication skills
  • Ability and confidence to deliver face to face presentations
  • Relationship building, both with internal and external stakeholders, including at senior level
  • Team working and interpersonal skills

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • And many more, please visit our website for more information
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Marketing Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,036 – £32,825
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid
  • Closing 17th March 2022

Following on from a major re-brand in October 2020 that changed both our charity names, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans have an ambitious marketing strategy to support our strategic goal of reaching everyone with sight loss across Scotland.

We are seeking a talented and creative Marketing Co-ordinator to deliver our advertising and brand awareness campaigns, manage our website and produce marketing collateral for our two brands. The post holder will work with the Marketing Manager to design and deliver excellent customer service processes across the organisation.

If you have the following then we would love to hear from you:

Professional experience of:

  • Running multi channel marketing campaigns
  • Commissioning work from agencies, photographers and graphic designers
  • Writing and producing marketing collateral to a high standard
  • Writing for different audiences and across off line and online channels
  • Brand management

Skills:

  • High level of writing skills with an excellent grasp of grammar
  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders, internal and external, at all levels
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of using content management systems and photo editing software

Knowledge and Understanding of:

  • SEO strategy and delivery
  • The use of Google analytics to produce website improvements
  • Development of offline and digital customer journeys
  • Customer service processes and journeys

Other:

  • Ability to work out of hours, for which TOIL will be granted
  • Full clean driving license

This role is part of our busy Marketing and Communications department. We have a modern, bright, open plan office in Edinburgh and operate on a blended working arrangement.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • And many more, please visit our website for more information
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Fundraising and Finance Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,493 – £22,135 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – hybrid working
  • Closing 3rd March 2022

We are seeking someone with a passion for the charity sector, experience of supporter care or finance administration, and an ambition to support donors to two of Scotland’s oldest charities, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

The role is central to our team and will work with our colleagues in finance to ensure donors are thanked and donations processed as well as monthly reconciliations and the supporting the development of a first class donor care system. Our growing team has ambitious plans to grow our fundraising to ensure Sight Scotland can be there for everyone with sight loss, and their families, who need us. You will be an excellent administrator who is a team player. This role plays a pivotal role within the team to ensure that donors and supporters are cared for and nurtured in a way that feels personal to them.

With strong knowledge of all Microsoft packages and excellent attention to detail, the role holder will have a strong ability to multi task and build relationships both internally and externally.

After our re-brand and name change in October 2020, we are now in a strong position to move forward with our new and ambitious fundraising strategy, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and positive person to help us take this forward.

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Relationship and Supporter Care Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £23,992 – £26,321 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – hybrid working
  • Closing 30th January 2022

We are seeking someone with a passion for the charity sector, experience of supporter care and community fundraising, and an ambition to develop a first class donor care system.

The role is central to our fundraising strategy and will work with our service delivery teams to recruit supporters for community events and build excellent relationships with donors, fundraisers and volunteers. Our growing team has ambitious plans to grow our fundraising to ensure Sight Scotland can be there for everyone with sight loss, and their families, who need us. You will be an experienced and confident fundraiser who is a team player. This role plays a pivotal role within the team to ensure that donors and supporters are care for and nurtured in a way that feels personal to them.

With strong knowledge of community fundraising and excellent attention to detail, the role holder will have a passion for developing supporter care and have first class relationship building skills.

This is an exciting time to be joining Sight Scotland as we take forward our ambition to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss. Join us in this ambitious journey and help shape the future for people with sight loss today.

Benefits

• Generous pension scheme – employee contribution from 3% salary, employer contribution from 6%. You have the option to increase your contribution, we will double the employer contribution up to a maximum of 12%. Our pension scheme is a salary sacrifice scheme which means you do not pay tax on your contributions

• Employee discounts through the Discounts for Carers Scheme and Perks at Work

• Cycle to work scheme

• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme

• A range of family-friendly benefits including; paid carers and dependants leave and enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

• Excellent learning and development opportunities.

Location

This position is based in our Head Office in Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh. It is expected this role will be carried out on a blended homeworking arrangement (40% office based with the remaining hours worked from home) however due to the current Covid situation all hours may be worked from home initially.

Diversity and Inclusion

Sight Scotland is committed to the pursuit of inclusion and diversity in our workplace. We are committed to creating a working environment that is representative of, and responsive to, different cultures and groups, and where everyone has an equal chance to succeed.

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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,825 – £35,305
  • Edinburgh – hybrid working
  • Closing 21st November 2021

We are seeking someone with a passion for the charity sector, experience of trust fundraising, and an ambition to develop skills in other areas of income generation.

The role holder will work alongside the Head of Fundraising to deliver the fundraising strategy and maximise income from trusts, legacies and corporate supporters. Our growing team has ambitious plans to grow our fundraising to ensure Sight Scotland can be there for everyone with sight loss, and their families, who need us. You will be an experienced and confident fundraiser who is a team player, with a willingness to learn and work with the team to maximise income from a variety of sources.

With strong knowledge of the trust environment in Scotland, you will be responsible for creating and managing a pipeline of activity for compelling trust applications and cultivating relationships with a wide range of funders. This will be a key part of the role and will also involve liaising closely with our services to identify fundraising priorities and projects and writing impact reports.

We are currently developing our legacy strategy and this role holder, working with the Head of Fundraising, will play a key part in the delivery of that strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this project from the start and have input into the future legacy vision for the charity.

After our re-brand and name change in October 2020, we are now in a strong position to move forward with our corporate fundraising and we are looking for an enthusiastic and positive person to help us take this forward.

This is an exciting time to be joining Sight Scotland as we take forward our ambition to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss. Join us at the start of this ambitious journey and help shape the future for people with sight loss today.

Diversity and Inclusion

Sight Scotland is committed to the pursuit of inclusion and diversity in our workplace. We are committed to creating a working environment that is representative of, and responsive to, different cultures and groups, and where everyone has an equal chance to succeed. To support this, we have a Colleague Diversity and Inclusion Forum.

Forum members ensure our policies, procedures and all of our practices fully support our commitment to creating an equal and diverse workplace for colleagues. The forum also allows members to contribute ideas and topics to support our continuous improvement.

Benefits

• Generous pension scheme – employee contribution from 3% salary, employer contribution from 6%. You have the option to increase your contribution, we will double the employer contribution up to a maximum of 12%. Our pension scheme is a salary sacrifice scheme which means you do not pay tax on your contributions

• Employee discounts through the Discounts for Carers Scheme and Perks at Work

• Company Sick Pay

• Cycle to work scheme

• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme

• We have a range of family-friendly benefits including; paid carers and dependants leave and enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

• We are proud to be able to deliver training in formats such as e-learning, courses, events, seminars and workshops which are delivered both by our innovative learning and development team and in partnership with external providers.

Location

This position is based in our Head Office in Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh. We are currently operating blended working with a minimum of two days a week at our Head Office premises and the remaining time may be spent working from home.

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Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

We are looking for two new Board Members to join Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans to work with us to meet our ambitious new strategy of reaching as many people with sight loss as possible across Scotland, no matter what their age or stage of visual impairment.

Our aim is that no-one should face sight loss alone. At Sight Scotland we already offer expert care, education and support but we want to do more by reaching out in new ways across all of Scotland to many more communities and people with sight loss. Sight Scotland Veterans supports around 1,400 veterans, providing innovative and valuable support to keep them independent through our outreach service, rehabilitation and activity centres.

Our Board plays a key role in supporting our strategic direction and ensuring good governance, supporting us as we work to meet our ambitious new strategy, therefore it is essential that you have an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss.

We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Business Development, including Fundraising

- Digital Transformation

- Property

- Medical Research

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Trust and Corporate Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,155 – £30,063 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th October 2021

Scotland’s leading visual impairment organisation is seeking a dynamic Trust and Corporate Fundraiser to help maximise income opportunities from trusts and corporate partners. If you have excellent writing and relationship building skills and experience in raising funds through trust or corporate fundraising we would love to hear from you.

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Senior Relationship Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,825 – £35,305
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th October 2021

Scotland’s leading visual impairment organisation is seeking an inspiring Senior Relationship Fundraiser to maximise income opportunities from high value donors, legacies, large trusts and grants and corporate relationships. If you have a strong track record in raising funds, excellent relationship building, interpersonal and writing skills and an interest in developing our new focus on legacy and high donor gifts we would love to hear from you.

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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,027 – £30,063
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

We are looking for caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our expanding Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services.

We are opening a new house to provide Adult residential care and a respite service for adults with vision impairment and other complex needs.

Our service currently comprises of another four houses in Edinburgh providing day to day support to adults with vision impairment as well as other disabilities. The post involves shift working over the 24 hour period, including waking night shifts, 7 days per week.

Applicants must have an HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ 3 units or an equivalent qualification which will be essential for registration with the SSSC or appropriate professional body.

The role is advertised as full time however we will consider part time and flexible working patterns.

If you have relevant experience in a similar role and have an interest in or experience in additional support needs, and would like to join our Adult Services team at this exciting time in our expansion then please click on Apply Now for more information on the role.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • To be confirmed
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities. Our mission is to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us. We are determined that no one should face sight loss alone.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive is responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charities. Leading by example, you will ensure both organisations maintain a strong culture of openness, collaboration and inclusion with the core values of Transform, Unite and Thrive being consistently demonstrated through actions, behaviours and attitudes.

Improving, growing and diversifying the charities’ service provision, extending reach and impact across Scotland, the successful candidate will also ensure both charities continue to play a leading role in shaping policy and delivering positive change to ensure a fairer society for people with sight loss in Scotland. As a key ambassador, promoting and enhancing the positive profile of both organisations you will also build networks, develop and maintain strategic partnerships that enable us to empower people affected by sight loss in Scotland.

An approachable, innovative, solutions focused and engaging leader you will bring proven experience at senior management / executive level, ideally within a voluntary sector context, coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating alliances and encouraging increased collaboration. With an appreciation of the regulatory and wider political and policy landscape in relation to sight loss in Scotland, the successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:

  • Direct experience of effectively managing people, resources and budgets, as well as experience of delivering long term financial sustainability and value for money
  • Experience of leading both strategic and operational planning processes
  • Strong ambassadorial and communication skills with the ability to express views convincingly and coherently to the charities’ many stakeholder groups as well as the press and other media
  • A strong commitment to best practice in all aspects of the charities’ work, coupled with a drive for continual improvement in accordance with our values.
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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time
  • £28,027 – £30,063
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

We are looking for caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services at Sight Scotland which is the new name for Royal Blind.

Our Residential team take pride in promoting good relationships with our young adults to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

Our service comprises of four houses in Edinburgh providing day to day support to adults with a vision impairment as well as other disabilities. The post involves shift working over 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Applicants must have an HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ 3 units or an equivalent qualification which will be essential for registration with the SSSC or appropriate professional body.

If you have relevant experience in a similar role and have an interest in or experience in additional support needs, then please click on Apply Now for more information on the role.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Senior Residential Care Worker

  • Full time
  • £34,427 – £36,310
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated person to help manage our Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services. You will ensure our residents receive the highest quality of care and support. Our team take pride in promoting good relationships with our young adults to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

You will come to us with proven experience of leading a team supporting people with Vision Impairment and Additional Support Needs, disabilities or medical conditions. Ideally, you will have excelled in this in a similar setting. Our development programme will help and encourage you to develop skills in working with our clients.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be second nature to you as will your ability to adapt and respond positively to the unexpected. You will have a key role to play in the implementation and administration associated with care plans, rotas, health and safety and other records and in making sure everyone works within our policies and procedures.

You must hold an HNC in Social Care plus SVQ 4 (or an equivalent qualification) and be eligible to register with SSSC (or another appropriate professional body). This post is subject to a PVG Record/Update. All our residents need 24-hour support, so we need you to be able to work shifts, including weekends, sleepovers and on-call.

Sight Scotland is the new name for Royal Blind, if you want to be part of our amazing work and if this sounds like an interesting new opportunity, please click on the apply button.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Engagement and Communications Manager (Colleagues and Stakeholders)

  • Full time
  • £37,291 – £40,458
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th July 2021

An internal communications expert is being sought by Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation.

You will lead and develop strategic internal communications across Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, ensuring high levels of understanding and engagement amongst our colleagues. You will also be responsible for devising appropriate communications messaging and channels for other key close stakeholders, including our service users and their families.

If you have a strong background in strategic internal communications including delivering change related communications including around organisational culture, please click on Read More or download the attached document for more information on this exciting role.

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded.

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Management Accountant

  • Full time
  • £34,427 – £37,366
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2021

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Finance team within the at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans. As Management Accountant, you will be responsible for assisting with the smooth operation of our finance department, which serves both charities. This is a newly created post and reflects our growth in recent years.

Sight Scotland has annual income of £18M and assets of £51M. Sight Scotland Veterans has income of £3M and assets of £57M. This is a very exciting time to join Sight Scotland and your initial responsibility will be to co-ordinate the implementation of a new financial accounting system.

Applicants should be either a part qualified accountant or qualified by experience. Particular attention will be given to applicants who have experience in the following areas:

  • Working with bespoke accounting packages
  • Budget preparation and monitoring for multiple services
  • Producing annual accounts for both charities and our pension fund to FRS 102
  • Investment management and reporting

Further enquiries regarding the post can be made by contacting Michael Cunningham, Head of Finance, on 0131 222 2793, or E-mail Michael.cunningham@sightscotland.org.uk

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Fundraising and Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,493 – £22,135 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss?

We are seeking a Fundraising and Finance Administrator who is enthusiastic, a team player and who has excellent attention to detail. You will work between finance and marketing to ensure our income is recorded appropriately.

If you have experience of using a CRM database, preferable Raiser’s Edge NXT or 7 and have knowledge of the charitable sector we would like to hear from you.

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Policy and Research Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,101 – £30,003
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th April 2021

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss?

We are seeking an experienced Policy and Research Officer to support us in the delivery of campaigns and research projects to influence decision making on behalf of people living with sight loss across Scotland.

If you have a background in policy and research, strong analytical and writing skills, an interest in politics and an ability to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders we would like to hear from you.

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