Visibility Scotland
Visibility Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC009738

Visibility Scotland is the leading sight loss charity for Glasgow and the west of Scotland. Our organisation has been supporting people who are blind or partially sighted for over 150 years and is one of Scotland’s oldest charities. We deliver help, support and direct services to over 3,000 children and adults with sight loss, and their families and carers, every year.


Current vacancies

Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,383 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th May 2021

Working at a local and national level, Visibility Scotland aims to affect positive change and improve outcomes for visually impaired people, of all ages. We want to empower and encourage children and adults to focus on what they can do, not what they cannot.

Visibility Scotland are now seeking to recruit a Support Worker, funded through the Access to Work scheme, to become part of a person centred team based within Edinburgh Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion. The post involves providing support 3 days per week. The post will initially be a hybrid role, as it will involve working from home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, the post will eventually transition to a full-time base at Princess Alexandria Eye Pavilion once restrictions allow.

The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Eye Clinic Patient Support service provides a bridge between clinic to the community. The post holder will provide direct support to the Patient Support Worker and will primarily involve a high degree of administrative work. The post holder must have excellent communication and IT skills and the innate desire to provide inclusive support to all. The role will also require some sighted guiding on occasion. A willingness to learn how to provide sighted guiding is a must.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated and ambitious organisation. The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record in administrative support, ideally within the health and social care field or third-sector. The post holder must have team spirit!

There could also be an opportunity for additional hours as we expand our Patient Support services.

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Fundraising Executive

  • Full time
  • £22,405 – £28,312
  • Hybrid role (working from home and Head Office in Glasgow))
  • Closing 24th March 2021

Visibility Scotland is one of the oldest and leading sight loss charities in Scotland and we are recruiting! Visibility Scotland needs a Fundraising Executive to complement its existing holistic services. This is an exciting fundraising opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about visual impairment, equality and accessibility. Within this new role, the post holder can show creativity and flair by generating income for Visibility Scotland award winning services.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic go-getter who can hit the ground running. Flexibility, drive and innovation are key requirements, as is a determination to maximise income during these challenging and unprecedented times. The post holder should be confident and outgoing, with a talent for developing new relationships and nurturing existing relationships across the fundraising landscape. An understanding of visual impairment and the challenges it poses for our service users is crucial.

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Patient Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,405 – £26,949
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2021

Working at a local and national level, Visibility Scotland aims to affect positive change and improve outcomes for visually impaired people, of all ages. We want to empower and encourage children and adults to focus on what they can do, not what they cannot.

Visibility Scotland are now seeking to recruit a Patient Support Worker to become part of a person centred team, predominantly based within Edinburgh Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion. This post will require some travel to hospital sites across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The post holder will liaise with patients, family members and professionals to ensure that people experiencing changes to their daily life due to a visual impairment receive the correct support at the right time. The post holder must have excellent communication skills and the innate desire to provide inclusive support to all.

The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Eye Clinic Patient Support service provides a bridge between clinic to the community. The successful post holder will enable seamless service provision, directly referring into Sight Scotland’s Visual Impairment Adult Rehabilitation and Mobility Services and Edinburgh Health and Social Care Social Work Locality Teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated and ambitious organisation. The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record in health and social care or the willingness and motivation to learn. The post holder must have team spirit!

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Habilitation Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,949 – £29,675
  • Glasgow - Hybrid role (working from home and Head Office)
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Visibility Scotland is one of the leading and oldest sight loss charities in Scotland. We pride ourselves on our creativity, innovation and team work! At Visibility Scotland we know you don’t need sight to have vision.

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Children, Young People and Families team! This full-time post is partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Visibility Scotland are seeking to recruit a Qualified Habilitation Specialist or someone who is currently undergoing the Habilitation course to provide a person centred Habilitation service that meets the specific needs of children and young people who live with a visual impairment. The post holder will be expected to build upon existing relationships and forge new partnerships with professionals and other organisations to ensure Visibility Scotland is positively represented at a local and national level.

The post holder will provide multi–disciplinary support to ensure connectivity and access to all services for each service user. The Habilitation programme will provide an innovative tool-kit of strategies that will aim to provide each child or young person with the knowledge and skills to develop their confidence, independence and long term resilience. The key areas that support and training cover are mobility, travel, independent living skills and technology.

Candidates will be expected to have a sound knowledge of visual impairment and how visual impairment and additional disabilities can impact children, young people and their families.

This post will include some evening and weekend working as well as travel across Central Scotland. The successful candidate must be flexible, highly motivated and be able to work as part of a team but also work independently when required.

Please note that the post comes with a £5,000 relocation lump sum and either access to a pool car or a car allowance.

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This vacancy has now closed

Habilitation Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,949 – £29,675
  • Glasgow - Hybrid role (working from home and Head Office)
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Visibility Scotland is one of the leading and oldest sight loss charities in Scotland. We pride ourselves on our creativity, innovation and team work! At Visibility Scotland we know you don’t need sight to have vision.

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Children, Young People and Families team! This full-time post is partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Visibility Scotland are seeking to recruit a Qualified Habilitation Specialist or someone who is currently undergoing the Habilitation course to provide a person centred Habilitation service that meets the specific needs of children and young people who live with a visual impairment. The post holder will be expected to build upon existing relationships and forge new partnerships with professionals and other organisations to ensure Visibility Scotland is positively represented at a local and national level.

The post holder will provide multi–disciplinary support to ensure connectivity and access to all services for each service user. The Habilitation programme will provide an innovative tool-kit of strategies that will aim to provide each child or young person with the knowledge and skills to develop their confidence, independence and long term resilience. The key areas that support and training cover are mobility, travel, independent living skills and technology.

Candidates will be expected to have a sound knowledge of visual impairment and how visual impairment and additional disabilities can impact children, young people and their families.

This post will include some evening and weekend working as well as travel across Central Scotland. The successful candidate must be flexible, highly motivated and be able to work as part of a team but also work independently when required.

Please note that the post comes with a £5,000 relocation lump sum and either access to a pool car or a car allowance.

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