RNIB Scotland
RNIB Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039316

RNIB Scotland is the leading charity working with blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. We are a membership organisation dedicated to delivering services our members need and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights. We support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.

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Social Care Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • West Dumbarton, Clydebank / Kirkcaldy, Fife / Springfield, Glasgow
  • Closing 30th June 2021

Being a Social Care Practitioner offers a rewarding career opportunity where you will be making a positive difference to people’s quality of life. Using your all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and “can do” attitude you will enable adults with learning disabilities and sight loss to live fulfilling lives and develop new skills, participating in varied activities of their choice, such as baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.

RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD) every day makes a difference to quality of life for people with a learning disability, sight loss and hidden sight loss. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss which hasn't been diagnosed. Many people think that the person they care for can see perfectly well but often this is not the case.

Our training will give you specialist skills to understand and support people with a learning disability and sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal and physical support.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business Insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

We will try to offer a contract with the number of hours that you need, so at your interview feel free to talk about what would work for you. There are no guarantees; however, it may open the door to a new role.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training.

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.

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Social Care Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,862 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Being a Social Care Practitioner offers a rewarding career opportunity where you will be making a positive difference to people’s quality of life. Using your all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and “can do” attitude you will enable adults with learning disabilities and sight loss to live fulfilling lives and develop new skills, participating in varied activities of their choice, such as baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.

RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD) every day makes a difference to quality of life for people with a learning disability, sight loss and hidden sight loss. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss which hasn't been diagnosed. Many people think that the person they care for can see perfectly well but often this is not the case.

Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control, and confidence.

This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal, and physical support.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business Insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and have the possibility of commencing SVQ 3 following initial year contract.

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.

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Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Homebased, with face-to-face work in the community of the central belt of Scotland
  • Closing 13th August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead by increasing the number of people RNIB reaches in their region and the number of volunteers engaged in delivering RNIB services.

RNIB’s Community Connection team is one of our main ways to interact with the community. It aims to connect blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and supporters, with opportunities that enable individuals to live the life they choose, including education, employment, sport, leisure, volunteering and socialising.

It’s also a platform where people can connect with each other to offer peer support, exchange of information and opportunities to come together in person, over the phone and online. And finally, it also allows us to connect people affected by sight loss with all RNIB has to offer: our services, products, and opportunities to contribute, from fundraising to volunteering and campaigning.

As a Community Connection Coordinator, you will develop peer-to-peer, volunteer-led and community-based services with and for people affected by sight loss, across multiple channels (face to face, phone and online). Please note that in these extraordinary times you will be transitioning activities back to face-to-face activities, observing social distancing, managing risk and ensuring blind and partially sighted people feel connected in a world which has experienced more isolation than is usual for people living with sight loss.

To be successful in this very rewarding role you will be an effective communicator and have proven experience in customer engagement across multiple channels. You will also possess the ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers effectively. You will be an RNIB ambassador, ensuring our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience working with RNIB.

Knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector in the Central Belt of Scotland including Fife, Forth Valley, Stirling region would also be an advantage.

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Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Edinburgh office or home based (within Scotland)
  • Closing 19th September 2021

RNIB’s Children, Young People, Families and Education Service are part of RNIB services working with families, young people and education professionals directly to ensure that individuals aged 0-25 with vision impairment are able to access the same opportunities as their peers and realise their true potential.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our frontline team of Family Support Officers around the UK ensuring a high quality, responsive, knowledgeable support service is offered.

Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience of supporting children, young people and families you will provide a superb frontline service. This will involve ensuring the advice, information and guidance you provide is accurate, up to date and reflecting best practice. The role will require you to lead on training for parents and run events for families. The role also offers the opportunity to respond to need and propose new resources which would benefit young people with vision impairment. You will work creatively with managers and young people themselves to codevelop and deliver our events; whether virtual or face to face.

With knowledge and experience of this area, you will have an appreciation of the issues facing children and young people and will know how best to support them and their families to navigate and advocate for themselves. This post is home based in Scotland or our Edinburgh office and could involve some travelling throughout the UK.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
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Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,905
  • Homebased, with face-to-face work in the community of Greater Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
  • Closing 26th September 2021

RNIB’s Community Connection team is one of our main ways to interact with the community. It aims to connect blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and supporters, with opportunities that enable individuals to live the life they choose, including education, employment, sport, leisure, volunteering and socialising. It’s also a platform where people can connect with each other to offer peer support, exchange of information and opportunities to come together in person, over the phone and online. And finally, it also allows us to connect people affected by sight loss with all that RNIB has to offer: our services, products, and opportunities to contribute, from fundraising to volunteering and campaigning.

As a Community Connection Coordinator, you will develop peer-to-peer, volunteer-led and community-based services with and for people affected by sight loss, across multiple channels (face to face, phone and online). Please note that in these extraordinary times you will be transitioning activities back to face-to-face activities observing social distancing, managing risk and ensuring blind and partially sighted people feel connected in a world which has experienced more isolation than is usual for people living with sight loss.

To be successful in this very rewarding role, you will be an effective communicator and have proven experience in customer engagement across multiple channels. You will also possess the ability to recruit, manage and develop volunteers effectively. You will be an RNIB ambassador, ensuring our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience working with RNIB.

Knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector in Greater Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire would also be an advantage.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

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PR and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,115
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 31st October 2021

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the UK’s leading sight loss charity. Working with us, you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Come and join our team at RNIB Scotland as a PR and Communications Officer. Help us to tell our story so we can deliver our vision of a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

Working within our PR and Communications team, you’ll contribute towards the planning and delivery of all aspects of PR activity, comms and identify, and respond quickly, to short term opportunities. You’ll help co-ordinate the scheduling, drafting and delivery of our social media posts, helping to monitor and evaluate activity across these channels. You’ll analyse and evaluate RNIB Scotland media coverage, and research, help write and edit press releases and other written materials such as blog posts, features and statements.

With experience of working within a team and contributing towards the day-to-day running of a team, you’ll have the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders such as colleagues and customers. You’ll have experience of working with media on both a reactive and proactive basis, and the ability to remain calm and in control when under pressure ensuring deadlines are met. You’ll be able to understand complex information quickly and to present and explain it to others.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

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Grant Management Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,115
  • UK, flexible, homebased
  • Closing 28th November 2021

Funder relationships and maximising opportunities they provide are integral to the future of RNIB and to the successful delivery of support to blind and partially sighted people.

You will be a key part of a high performing and successful UK team whose achievements have helped RNIB support more blind and partially sighted people and develop innovative projects by securing large value grants from statutory and lottery funders.

You will work closely with the team and other stakeholders to maximise our income from grant awards and deliver excellent relationship management with the funder. To be effective in this role you should be able to work under pressure, be highly organised, managing various priorities and have great analytical, writing and reporting skills. You should also have experience of managing and administrating large value statutory, lottery and EU funding within the third sector or public sector.

To be successful in this role you will need to possess excellent communication skills in terms of relationship management with wide ranging stakeholders and be able to communicate through face-to-face meetings, email, telephone and Microsoft Teams. You should also have experience of increasing funder awareness and securing their buy-in to our strategic objectives, through tailored information-sharing, events and engagement.

The post can be a mixture of home-based and office based at one of RNIB’s offices throughout the UK. The post will involve some travel across the UK which may require overnight stays.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
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Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,115
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2021

RNIB Scotland is the country’s leading sight loss charity. We campaign with blind and partially sighted people to tackle the barriers people with sight loss face, and work in partnership with local authorities as well as public, private and third sector bodies across Scotland to deliver projects and services.

The Campaigns Officer will lead RNIB's campaign activity across Scotland, delivering local campaigns and working with blind and partially sighted people to achieve change in their local area.

You will identify and pursue opportunities to further RNIB Scotland's national and local campaigning activity in collaboration with colleagues and a range of stakeholders, working through a co-production/co-design approach with blind and partially sighted people.

You will work to support the development of working relationships with organisations across the sector and with key decision makers to best deliver RNIB Scotland's core campaign activities.

You will organise campaigning events and grow the number of campaign supporters in Scotland, including helping facilitate and increase the membership of RNIB Scotland's youth campaign forum, Haggeye.

This position requires experience of both UK and Scotland-wide campaigning work using the principles and tools of effective lobbying to bring about social change; knowledge and understanding of the key issues of concern to blind and partially sighted people, and knowledge and understanding of the political process and the key aspects of public policy relevant to blind and partially sighted people.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

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Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,115 – £35,237 pro-rata
  • Hybrid - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland and homeworking considered
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

RNIB Scotland's Policy and Campaigns team is responsible for changing society and government policy to break down the barriers to equal participation for blind and partially slighted people in everyday life.

Working as part of an ambitious team, you’ll have lead responsibility for several areas of policy and support the wider campaigns team. You’ll work with blind and partially sighted people, and stakeholders inside and outside RNIB to build our expertise on one or more policy topic(s), ensuring we have robust, evidence-based policy positions and solutions. You’ll represent RNIB externally on your lead policy area(s), making interventions to make sure the needs of blind and partially sighted people are taken into account by government, business and the public.

You’ll have substantial experience in policy, campaigning or public affairs, with a track record of securing real change. You’ll have a proactive attitude and an ability to cut through complex and detailed information to identify the key ways to make things better for blind and partially sighted people. You’ll also understand how to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats and have great attention to detail. You’ll be committed to ensuring lived experience drives the work you do.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service

• Excellent pension schemes

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Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,115 – £35,327 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

RNIB Scotland's Policy and Campaigns team is responsible for changing society and government policy to break down the barriers to equal participation for blind and partially slighted people in everyday life.

Working as part of an ambitious team, you’ll have lead responsibility for Public Realm & Transport policy, as well as continuing and supporting the wider policy & campaigns team.

You’ll work with blind and partially sighted people and stakeholders inside and outside RNIB to build our expertise on one or more policy topic(s), ensuring we have robust, evidence-based policy positions and solutions.

You’ll represent RNIB externally on your lead policy area(s), making interventions to make sure the needs of blind and partially sighted people are taken into account by government, business and the public.

You’ll have substantial experience in policy, campaigning or public affairs, with a track record of securing real change.

A proactive attitude is essential, along with an ability to cut through complex and detailed information to identify the key ways to make things better for blind and partially sighted people.

You’ll also understand how to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats and have great attention to detail. You’ll be committed to ensuring lived experience drives the work you do.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements - each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy
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Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,115 – £35,327
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

RNIB is the country’s leading sight loss charity. We campaign with blind and partially sighted people to tackle the barriers people with sight loss face, and work in partnership with local authorities as well as public, private and third sector bodies across Scotland to deliver projects and services.

RNIB is leading the creation of a world where there are no barriers for people with sight loss. One of our key priorities is to ask people to see sight loss differently, reversing inaccurate perceptions and changing public behaviours so everyone expects equal participation from people with sight loss and the creation of a fully accessible society.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Campaigns Officer to develop and deliver RNIB's strategic campaign priorities in Scotland, working closely with our blind and partially sighted campaigners.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be working across a multi-disciplinary team to support the development and delivery of RNIB Scotland's campaigning priorities. You will actively facilitate and further develop a campaign network of blind and sighted people, including working with our award winning young blind and partially sighted campaign group Haggeye.

Linking with colleagues across the UK, you will also engage and support the on the ground delivery of RNIB priorities from across the UK and develop excellent networks.

You will also actively engage in political, societal and community networks to bring campaigning priorities to the attention of decision makers and society so that we can make real change happen for people with sight loss and help shift incorrect public perceptions of sight loss.

With experience of campaigning, and working with volunteers, you will bring energy, drive and determination to make a difference and in return will receive excellent support, and be part of a dynamic and driven team.

What you’ll need to succeed in this role

  • You’ll be a dedicated, hard working campaigner with strong personal skills and determination to make things happen.
  • You’ll have experience of working with volunteers, campaigning for change, building networks and be confident to make decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • You’ll be comfortable with working with people at all levels, and from all backgrounds and facilitating blind and partially sighted people to create societal change.
  • You’ll understand what barriers blind and partially sighted people face in their day to day lives, and how to cohere them into workable deliverable campaign plans that will change perceptions and remove barriers.
  • You’ll be able to/enjoy speaking with people from a whole range of backgrounds, from politicians at all levels, to journalists, other third sector organisations, companies, public sector civil servants and colleagues and making change.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements - each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy
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Top job! NHS Engagement Manager (Scotland) - Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunity

  • Full time
  • £40,738 – £44,811
  • Scotland flexible
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engagement Manager to join the RNIB Scotland team.

The postholder will play a pivotal role in the delivery of RNIB’s strategic priority to “innovate a sight loss pathway to equip blind and partially sighted people to participate equally.” As such they will work to embed a single sight loss pathway for practical and emotional support, to enable people experiencing sight loss to move quickly from diagnosis to confidence, and expect equal participation in society.

The postholder will manage and support RNIB’s engagement across the health and social care sector in Scotland, creating and managing partnerships at scale between RNIB Scotland and sector partners and working collaboratively with colleagues.

We’re looking for someone who has a strong understanding of public policy relating to the health and social care structures within Scotland, and is able to translate such knowledge to identify current or potential mainstream systems of support that could meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and managing effective partnerships and will also have a strong track record in working with high-level contacts in a health and social care setting to deliver results.

We are looking for a self-starting team member who is driven and experienced.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
  • Staff Discount Schemes
  • Excellent pension scheme
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Community Connection Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,715
  • Hybrid working; two days a week office based, Glasgow or Edinburgh, with face-to-face work in the Scotland community
  • Closing 24th July 2022

Our friendly and dedicated Community Connection team in Scotland is looking for a new Coordinator to join us on a permanent, full time basis.

RNIB’s Community Connection team supports over 20,000 people a year across the UK. We work with blind and partially sighted people, and those affected by sight loss, to reduce isolation and ensure people are able to access support and services they need.

Your role would involve building a team of volunteers to work with you to facilitate groups, provide support and raise awareness of sight loss, both to those recently diagnosed with a sight loss condition as well as to the wider public. You would be attending information stands at events and managing volunteer public speakers, amongst other activities.

You would be making wellbeing calls to those who have recently been diagnosed with sight loss, signposting them to local services and specialist support as appropriate.

This is a diverse, rewarding job and will suit someone who enjoys a varied role and who wants to make a difference. You would be sharing support, ideas and information with the team across the UK to not only support the public, but to also get involved in opportunities that will shape the service for the future.

What we can offer

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards - Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements - each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy
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