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.


Current vacancies

Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st February 2021

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans Board Members

We are looking for three 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:

  • Community Engagement or Co-production
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Additional Support Needs or Visual Impairment Education
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Veterans’ Issues
  • Human Resources / Organisational Development
  • Fundraising
  • Digital Transformation
  • Property
  • Medical Research

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. Board Members are Trustees of both organisations.

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Policy and Research Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,948 – £28,725 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th April 2019

Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation is seeking to appoint a part time Policy and Research Officer to join our communications department. This role will support our Policy Manager to ensure that Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded policy campaigns have visibility, credibility and impact across a broad range of decision makers, elected representatives and influencers in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a role related to policy development, gathering evidence through a range of research methods and using this data to produce policy documents and research-based publications.

He / she will have a high level of analytical, written and communication skills and demonstrable experience of researching, analysing and organising diverse materials.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme membership/update.

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Top job! Internal and Change Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,291 – £40,458
  • Edinburgh, Home based until restrictions are lifted
  • Closing 20th September 2020

Are you an internal communications specialist with experience of designing and delivering strategies to support employee engagement and change management programmes?

Are you a skilled writer with a strong understanding of how audiences receive communications who is used to writing messages on behalf of senior leaders?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are sister charities with a new ambition to significantly expand our reach across Scotland to support more people with sight loss. To support our new ambition, we are re-branding in October and will also be launching new values. The Internal and Change Communications Manager will be instrumental in engaging colleagues across both charities to embed our new brand and values as well as managing our intranet, colleague newsletters and other communications campaigns. The post holder also occasionally develops strategies spanning both internal and external audiences in relation to change management.

We welcome applications from individuals with experience of working in internal communications roles from the public, private or charitable sectors.

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Digital and Social Media Executive

  • Full time
  • £27,101 – £30,003
  • Edinburgh, Home based until restrictions are lifted
  • Closing 20th September 2020

Are you an experienced digital content creator? Are you passionate about creating engaging visual content, impactful videos and delivering audience insights? If so we would like to hear from you.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are sister charities with a new ambition to significantly expand our reach across Scotland to support more people with sight loss. To support our new ambition, we are re-branding in October. The digital and social media executive will key to supporting the roll out of our new brand and our organisation’s growth strategy.

As Digital and Social Media Executive you will be responsible for the creation of innovative digital content for a range of audiences with our new brand by telling compelling stories on new and existing social media channels.

You will play a key role in creating campaigns to build engagement with our fundraising strategy, and the expansion of our services across Scotland.

Experience of creating and communicating with skills in copywriting, video and editing is essential. You will have experience of using insight tools to analyse the effectiveness of campaigns and content, and will drive improvements in user experience of our digital communications.

We welcome applications from either the private, public or charitable sectors.

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

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Digital Marketing and Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,101 – £30,003
  • Edinburgh (remote working until COVID restrictions eased)
  • Closing 18th January 2021

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative person to join our Marketing and Communications team at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

You will work across both charities to help us reach more people with sight loss and achieve our ambitious marketing and fundraising strategy. The postholder will be responsible for creating and managing digital content to be used on our social media platforms as well as the development of new digital campaigns to raise funds, attract new service users and promote our brand.

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