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

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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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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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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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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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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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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