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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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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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