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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Team Administrator/Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £17,001 pro-rata
  • Flexible (home based, in Bishopbriggs/Glasgow area)
  • Closing 9th February 2020

If you have experience of providing administrative support and high quality customer service, this is an exciting opportunity to join the RNIB’s Older People and Complex Needs team as a Consultancy and Training Coordinator.

RNIB's Older People and Complex Needs team provides a range of training and professional development opportunities for health and social care professionals that help to develop their skills in supporting people with sight loss, with a focus on older people, and people with complex needs (learning disability, autism, dementia and stroke).

In this role as the team’s Consulting and Training Coordinator, you will provide administrative support to the team so all the training can run smoothly and effectively. You will manage the pre and post training records, venues and learning materials, as well as the planning for future training needs and ensure all appropriate reports are created in a timely manner.

You will need to be flexible, highly organised and have experience in prioritising different work demands. If you also have high customer service standards and are competent in the use of databases and Microsoft systems we would be delighted to hear from you.

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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Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

  • Part time
  • £25,609 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire Local Authority Area (Home based)
  • Closing 20th October 2020

RNIB, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council are pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) team as part of the RNIB Eye Clinic Support Service.

In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with people diagnosed with conditions causing sight loss. You will provide critical emotional support, information and guidance, by telephone, in community locations or hospital settings and via digital platforms as required.

Each day you will support people affected by sight loss to identify their needs, access information and make informed choices which enable and empower them to maintain their independence.

You will have significant experience of delivering health or social care support services. Key to this role will be your excellent communication and relationship building skills with patients, clinicians and a wide range of cross sector partners.

You must be able to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of multiple IT systems.

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

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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Policy and Campaigns Officers

  • Full time
  • £30,568
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 21st October 2020

This role offers the post holder an exciting opportunity to become involved in and contribute towards RNIB’s policy and campaigns work. Working as part of our Social Change team, you'll take responsibility for leading on policy and campaigning areas and supporting our wider engagement objectives to help to build a movement for change.

You’ll be scoping out and working up policy positions and campaigns plans, developing calls to action and delivering on and offline tactics. You’ll be working closely with colleagues from across and outside the organisation.

About you

You’re a strategic thinker with a taste for innovation and bags of creativity. You enjoy creating and seizing opportunities to be part of timely, thoughtful and inspiring campaigns. A people person, you can build rapport and establish trusting relationships with a range of stakeholders. You may have a background in policy, campaigning, organising, activism or communications. This role is not an entry-level post, so you will have some work experience in a relevant field.

About us

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost 200,000 people living with sight loss in Scotland, and together with UK colleagues ensuring meaningful change across the four countries of the UK.s bank holidays), which increase with service

Excellent pension schemes

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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Sight Loss Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,609
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2020

The UK Sight Loss Advice Service provides holistic advice to people with sight loss, their friends, family and carers throughout the UK; operating under the Advice Quality Standard (AQS).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced adviser to join our telephone advice service offering generalist and welfare benefits advice to Blind and Partially Sighted people across the UK.

Based at our Edinburgh Office (Hillside Crescent), blended with home working, you’ll be part of a large team working in RNIB and partner sites across the UK. As a Sight Loss Adviser you will handle incoming advice enquiries via telephone and/or online channels, make outgoing calls to customers who have been referred to us via partners and other RNIB services; alongside managing a complex caseload.

It’s a challenging and highly rewarding role that will see you providing quality advice to people with sight loss on issues that affect all aspects of their lives: working with both internal and external partners to achieve successful outcomes. The role is exciting and demanding so no two days are ever the same.

Sight Loss Advisers work a 36 hour week (excluding lunch and breaks) between 8am and 8pm on a shift basis over five days, with occasional Saturday shifts from 9am until 1pm on a rota basis.

To be considered for this role you must have significant experience of delivering advice on welfare benefits, including carrying out benefits calculations using online tools. Knowledge of the issues affecting people with sight loss and experience of providing advice and information to the general public on the majority of topics outlined in the job description and person specification is desirable, though comprehensive training will be provided. As such you’re likely to come from an advice role within the sector or have experience of providing advice in line with quality standards.

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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