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Sight Support Intern

  • Full time
  • £18,964 – £20,784
  • Glenrothes with some travel in the community
  • Closing 5th December 2023

  • Advertised from 20th November 2023
  • 35 hours a week, fixed term 9 months


We are currently recruiting for a Sight Support Intern.

This opportunity has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the selected candidate must be blind or partially sighted, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB are collaborating with charities in the sight loss sector, including Seescape, to create new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to find employment through the Get Set Progress Internship programme.

Seescape is delighted to be offering an internship as part of the scheme, made possible by the partnership as well as generous funding from the Hospital Saturday Fund.

The Seescape Internship Programme is a unique opportunity for individuals with visual impairments to gain valuable work experience and contribute to the mission of Seescape, a sight loss charity. The internship is designed to provide exposure to various aspects of charitable services while fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment.

What are the benefits of a Get Set Progress internship for me?

As part of your 9-month internship, you will gain the following:

  • Obtain valuable work experience within the charity sector
  • Training opportunities
  • A personal mentor offering support, advice and guidance throughout your internship
  • Help deliver positive changes for people with sight loss

As part of the GSP Internship programme, you will also be enrolled on the TPT Employment Programme, where you will gain employment support, guidance and advice from the TPT Employment Team, some of the obtainable skills are:

  • CV writing
  • Job searching
  • Cover letter and speculative letter writing
  • Application form writing
  • Interview techniques

Application notes

What to do next:

To find out more please visit our website

If you’d like to talk about this role – please contact our Sight Support Team Leader Evelyn for an informal discussion

Evelyn Hickman

01592 644979 Ext: 214

We are looking for someone with an interest in the role, the right positive attitude and willingness to learn. We understand that some candidates might have limited work or volunteer experience – but we encourage anyone with an interest in this role to call for a chat or apply.

Closing date: 10am on Tuesday 5th December

Interviews: Thursday 14th December

We’d like the intern to start work on Monday 8th January 2024

Seescape is intentionally creating this empowering role for someone with lived experience of visual impairment. Your unique perspective will help us better serve and advocate for the VI community.

This role is funded by The Thomas Pocklington Trust, The Hospital Saturday Fund and Seescape.