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.


Current vacancies

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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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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