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.

Current vacancies

Outreach Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,426 pro-rata
  • Bishopbriggs and Greater Glasgow
  • Closing 26th May 2019

RNIB Visual Impairment and Learning Disability services provide a range of specialist services to people who have confirmed or suspected sight problems as well as a learning disability.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work within our Outreach service where you will support the independence and social inclusion of our customers 1:1 either in the community or within the building based service. Individual support plans are based around each individuals specific needs and interests and activities can include swimming, Rebound therapy, day trips, accessing college, attending music groups and fulfilling volunteering roles to name a few!

Use of public transport will be required as well as the use of some customers own vehicles. All our customers are working towards meeting achievable outcomes that will enhance and maintain their skills and offer them meaningful challenges and we would like to offer you the opportunity to become one of our team who are supporting them to achieve their goals.

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 scheme

• Training and development opportunities

• Free eye tests

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Support Worker (Fife)

  • Part time
  • £16,426 pro-rata
  • Pathway Crosshill Services, Fife
  • Closing 23rd January 2019

1 x 24 hour post, 1 x 25 hour post and 1 x 30 hour post. Weekly Rota (8am – 6pm approx., variable days)

Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. 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 service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period). 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 potential for SVQ 3 following initial year contract.

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

• Specialist induction training

• Potential for SVQ 3 following initial year contract

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This vacancy has now closed

UK National Training and Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,482 pro-rata
  • Bishopbriggs, Glasgow (UK wide)
  • Closing 3rd February 2019

RNIB Practice and Development Team provides a range of specialist training to health and social care professionals to increase knowledge and awareness of sight loss/ hidden sight loss for people with complex needs ensuring that the workforce skills are relevant to promote reach, inclusion and access to services.

In this exciting and challenging role, you will work independently to upskill internal and external workforce in line with RNIB Strategy, designing/developing, co-ordinating and delivering a range of internal and external training on sight loss and complex needs (Learning Disabilities, Autism, Dementia and Stroke) and associated topics, using relevant resources, suitable for 3rd Sector, Statutory and commercial services.

This is a UK wide role, focusing mainly internal delivery across the central belt, but with some external training.

Ideally you should have a training practice qualification or substantial experience of delivering training along with experience of working with people who have either complex needs or a sight problem, either professionally or personally. You will have a commitment to undertake essential training required for this role.

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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This vacancy has now closed

National Training and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,482
  • Glasgow, Bishopbriggs
  • Closing 7th March 2019

RNIB Practice and Development Team provides a range of specialist training to health and social care professionals to increase knowledge and awareness of sight loss/ hidden sight loss for people with complex needs ensuring that the workforce skills are relevant to promote reach, inclusion and access to services.

In this exciting and challenging role, you will work independently to upskill internal and external workforce in line with RNIB Strategy, designing/developing, co-ordinating and delivering a range of internal and external training on sight loss and complex needs (Learning Disabilities, Autism, Dementia and Stroke) and associated topics, using relevant resources, suitable for 3rd Sector, Statutory and commercial services.

This is a UK wide role, focusing mainly internally delivery across the central belt, but with some external training.

Ideally you should have a training practice qualification or substantial experience of delivering training along with experience of working with people who have either complex needs or sight loss, either professionally or personally. You will have a commitment to undertake essential training required for this role.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (North Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £25,482
  • North Highland, Orkney and North Scotland
  • Closing 7th April 2019

This post is to provide an Information and Advice Service in multiple areas in North Highland, Orkney and North Scotland.

You will be working in an Eye Clinic offering a person-centred support service to blind and partially sighted people, family members and carers at the point of diagnosis. Each day you will be providing emotional support and raising awareness of services that empower visually impaired people to make informed choices to maintain and develop their independence.

Key to this role will be your excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation skills - to effectively communicate with patients, carers, hospital and social care staff.

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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Support Worker x 2

  • Part time
  • £16,426 pro-rata
  • Pathway Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Closing 7th May 2019

Are you passionate about ensuring people with a learning disability/complex needs and sight loss can aim high, develop their independence and get the most out of life? Do you have great all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of RNIB's Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services providing person-centred social care support in Fife.

Here's what a current team member said about their role:

"What brings me in to work is the people I support and the amazing team I work with - we all pull together. I love the diversity of the role and learning something new every day".

RNIB is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation offering a wide range of benefits and support for career development, such as:

· Full induction and ongoing support, training and development

· Opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, e.g. SVQ (after qualifying period + satisfactory performance in role)

· Contributory pension scheme

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to counselling

· Excellent annual leave entitlement

Experience and qualifications are recognised and valuable but not essential. What you must have is the right attitude and values, and a commitment to providing personalised high quality social, emotional, personal and physical support.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period) This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

Not sure you can fit in to these hours? You're also welcome to apply for sessional/casual work.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,906 pro-rata
  • Pathway Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Closing 7th May 2019

Do you have great all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. 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 service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period). This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

RNIB is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation offering a wide range of benefits and support for career development, such as:

· Full induction and ongoing support, training and development

· Opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, e.g. SVQ (after qualifying period + satisfactory performance in role)

· Contributory pension scheme

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to counselling

· Excellent annual leave entitlement

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Volunteering

Occasional Store Collector

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Fundraising

7th December 2018

Are you looking for a flexible role that can make everyday life better for people with sight loss? Have fun with our staff and other volunteers doing occasional volunteering as a store collector. We will let you know of events coming up in your area, and you can join us when you … Read more

Driver - Edinburgh & The Lothians

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Driving / Escorting

30th July 2018

We are looking for people who might enjoy driving someone on short trips and perhaps chatting a little also. The journeys usually occur on a regular basis and are from their homes to various appointments, activities and services within the region. We are also looking for people w… Read more

Social Activities Helper – Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Befriending / Mentoring

1st January 2018

Social Activities also known as Social Groups usually take place once a week or fortnight and are held in the basement of our head offices one day a week or, in the case of the Rambling group, meet at our offices for travel to various locations within Edinburgh & The Lothians, tw… Read more

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