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.


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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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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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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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Administrator & Information Line Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,636 – £21,597
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st June 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 an Administrator and Information Line Worker to become part of a person centred team based within Visibility Scotland’s offices at 2 Queen’s Crescent Glasgow. The post involves being the first point of contact for those phoning into Visibility Scotland, assisting with these enquiries and where necessary forwarding to the correct person. The post holder will also provide a range of reception and administration support to ensure the effective operation of our office systems and procedures.

The post holder must have excellent communication and IT skills and the innate desire to provide inclusive support to all.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated and ambitious organisation and the post holder must have team spirit!

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Occupational Therapist

  • Full time
  • £28,312 – £31,124
  • Hybrid role (working from home, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Hospital sites and Visibility Scotland Head Office)
  • Closing 16th July 2021

Working at 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.

For the first time ever, Visibility Scotland are now recruiting a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT). To apply for this exciting full time post, you must be passionate, creative, inspiring and able to work under your own initiative.

This new role will require the successful candidate to design and deliver an exciting new self-management programme aimed at teaching people living with a visual impairment healthy habits and everyday strategies.

You will design a unique, rolling six week peer support programme, providing person centred advice on: posture, visual awareness, hand eye coordination and movement within indoor spaces for people of all ages living with a visual impairment.

You 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. You must have excellent communication skills and the innate desire to provide inclusive support to all.

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

Funding for this project has been provided by the Self-Management Fund for Scotland administered on behalf of the Scottish Government by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) with support from the William Grant Foundation.

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Patient Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,405 – £26,949
  • Edinburgh & Glasgow
  • Closing 27th August 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 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals, with possible cover at Edinburgh Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion when required. This post will require some travel to hospital sites across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with possible travel to Edinburgh to provide cover at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.

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.

Visibility Scotland’s Patient Support service provides a bridge between clinic and the community. The successful post holder will enable seamless service provision, directly referring into Visibility Scotland’s Community and Rehabilitation services.

If providing cover at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion hospital in Edinburgh, the Patient Support Worker will refer directly 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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Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • West Lothian (hybrid role). A community base will be allocated in due course. However, this post will have allocated days each week that require home working.
  • Closing 20th January 2022

Working at 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 provides West Lothian Rehabilitation Services on behalf of West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. West Lothian Rehabilitation and Habilitation service aims to provide early intervention and holistic services that empowers and promotes independence.

Visibility Scotland are now recruiting a qualified Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVI) to become part of a dynamic and innovative team. To apply for this exciting full-time post (part time hours will be considered) you must be passionate, creative, inspiring and able to work under your own initiative. The ROVI will work closely with Visibility Scotland’s Habilitation Worker.

This is a two year fixed term contract that has the potential to be extended.

This role will require the successful candidate to undertake a specialist assessment of need with the visually impaired person. The ROVI will provide a service for adults with a visual impairment that promotes their independence and empowers the person to reach their goals and aspirations.

The ROVI will plan, implement, evaluate and review rehabilitative services, ensuring the right service is delivered at the right time.

The role will include the distribution and management of a digital technology lending library, offering the people of West Lothian the opportunity to try accessible smart devices.

A mobile technology kit will be provided. This will offer service users the chance to explore assistive technology in their own home. The post-holder will link in closely with other departments in the organisation – in particular, the digital resource suite - to offer technical solutions and training.

Successful candidates will be provided with internal training on cutting edge Assistive Technology, as well as the Accessibility features on mainstream devices. The training and development of skills will enable the post holder to provide additional support in the use of these devices, with the aim of increasing the service user’s independence.

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

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