Sight Scotland Veterans
Sight Scotland Veterans

Charity registered in Scotland SC047192

Scottish War Blinded provides free support and assistance to veterans of the armed forces who have a vision impairment. We support men and women who have lost their sight subsequently to their service, as well as those injured in a war.


Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • £48,886 – £52,329
  • Blended home/office working
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Are you an innovative person with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities? Do you have the ability to influence both internally and externally?

We are looking to recruit a Head of Wellbeing to join Sight Scotland Veterans. You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Wellbeing services including the charity’s two activity centres for veterans with sight loss in Paisley and Linburn and our online service provision.

As a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery, you will be part of a high performing team which will lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.? Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity by leading teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.

As we launch our 3-year strategy, you will be a key member of the Senior Management Team. You will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve is strategic ambition.

As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offerings to align and increase service provision and involvement.

If you have operated at a senior management level and have an appropriate practice qualification to meet SSSC criteria to register as a manager of the charity’s two activity centres, we would love to hear from you.

This role will be carried out under our blended homeworking policy, you will work from home and from either Head Office in Edinburgh, Hawkhead Centre in Paisley or the Linburn Centre in West Lothian.

Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk

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Top job! Head of Independent Living

  • Full time
  • £48,886 – £52,329
  • Home based
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Are you a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence both internally and externally?

We are looking for someone to be our Head of Independent Living, you will have operated at a senior management level and will be an integral part of a high performing team to lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.

You will join Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve its strategic ambition. As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offers to strategically align and increase service provision and involvement.

You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Independent Living Services which includes community based support, rehabilitation, assistive technology and information events.

Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity and you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.

This role will be home based with regular travel to our head office in Edinburgh and other Sight Scotland Veterans locations throughout Scotland.

Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk

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Innovation and Impact Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,366 – £40,539
  • Blended home/office working
  • Closing 5th October 2021

Can you help us create remarkable services and outcomes for veterans with sight loss?

If you have excellent relationship building and influencing skills, possess an imaginative approach to problem solving, and have experience of leading a project from start to finish you may be the ideal candidate for our Innovation and Impact Manager. This role will be part of Sight Scotland Veterans Senior Management Team and you will help us achieve our strategic ambitions.

This is an exciting time for Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy and expand our services. You will bring our ambitions to life by leading key workstreams to gauge the impact of our services and embed a culture of coproduction and innovation practice within the charity.

If you have a passion for innovation and have experience of driving impactful change with a proven track record of improving existing services and developing innovative solutions to support more people, we would love to hear from you.

This role will be carried out under our blended homeworking policy, you will work from home and from either Head Office in Edinburgh, Hawkhead Centre in Paisley or the Linburn Centre in West Lothian.

Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk

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Operations Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,887 – £34,427
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Do you have the skills to influence, motivate, inspire and develop teams to deliver excellent performance?

We are looking for an Operations Support Manager with a background in operational management who has significant knowledge of improvement approaches, the application of lean tools and techniques to add value along with the ability to deliver projects on time.

This is an exciting time for Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy and expand our services. You will be part of Sight Scotland Veterans Senior Management Team, helping us to achieve our strategic ambitions by developing effective business and support responses to aid the successful delivery of the charity’s strategy. You will help us improve how we operate, by driving continuous improvement through the introduction of new systems to improve efficiencies, and by ensuring the quality and consistency of our working practices.

As well as managing the charity’s procedures, systems and administrative team, you will work closely with Sight Scotland Veterans colleagues overseeing the compliance of our practices in line with the organisations wider framework and policies.

Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk

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Outreach Worker (Central Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £24,702 – £29,051
  • Home based
  • Closing 4th May 2021

Our outreach team delivers a local information, advice and support service for vision impaired veterans living in Scotland. We are looking for a motivated, caring and organised person to join our team to work with members to identify and meet their individual needs in order to increase and maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life.

You will work within Central Scotland including Fife and Clackmannanshire. If you have an SVQ level 3 Health and Social Care, or a willingness to work toward this qualification or another professional health or social care qualification as well as demonstrable experience of working with older people or adults with a vision impairment, those with other disabilities, mental health or service veterans in the community and this sounds like the role for you please click on Read More to apply or look at the attached document for more information.

Sight Scotland Veterans is the new name for Scottish War Blinded.

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Outreach Worker (North and North East Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £24,702 – £29,051
  • Home based
  • Closing 4th May 2021

Our outreach team delivers a local information, advice and support service for vision impaired veterans living in Scotland. We are looking for a motivated, caring and organised person to join our team to work with members to identify and meet their individual needs in order to increase and maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life.

This role is temporary until the end of August 2021 in the first instance and you will work within the North and North East of Scotland. If you have an SVQ level 3 Health and Social Care, or a willingness to work toward this qualification or another professional health or social care qualification as well as demonstrable experience of working with older people or adults with a vision impairment, those with other disabilities, mental health or service veterans in the community and this sounds like the role for you please click on Read More to apply or look at the attached document for more information.

Sight Scotland Veterans is the new name for Scottish War Blinded.

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Interim Senior Centre Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,027 – £30,063
  • Linburn Centre, West Lothian
  • Closing 19th May 2021

We are looking for a caring, motivated and organised person to join our team at our Linburn Centre.

You will provide leadership to the team and co-ordinate the services we provide alongside the centre management team. This role is initially temporary for a 6 month period.

Our Hawkhead and Linburn Centres provide innovative and person-centred services and support to our members. The services aim to reduce isolation and anxiety often felt by those with sight loss, while improving confidence to live well with a visual impairment now and in the future. You will support our members by striving to continually review and develop our services to meet the current and future needs of our members.

If this sounds like the right role for you and you have a qualification in Social Work or equivalent at SVQ 3/HNC level or above and also have demonstrable experience of working with people with visual impairment or those with other disabilities, please Apply Now and read the attached document for further role information.

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Activity Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,688 – £19,229 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2021

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a vision impairment?

At Sight Scotland Veterans, our Linburn Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a support worker to join our team of skilled and enthusiastic staff.

You will work with our members to develop ways to support their independence. This may be through implementing care and support plans or leading and creating activities. You will be expected to work with members both individually and in group settings, enabling them to gain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their time in the Centre.

Applicants must have a commitment to working with people with sight loss to maximise their choice and control over their lives. If you do not already have an SVQ2 in health and social care, we will expect you to be willing to work towards this qualification.

Sight Scotland Veterans is the new name for Scottish War Blinded.

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Receptionist/Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,106 – £21,030
  • Hawkhead Centre, Paisley
  • Closing 18th June 2021

Our Hawkhead Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a Receptionist/Administrator to provide a positive and welcoming face for the organisation at reception and ensure the smooth running of the Centre through their excellent administrative skills. You will be responsible for a range of administrative and financial functions within the Centre and be able to problem solve and prioritise work on a daily basis.

You will have previous experience in a receptionist role dealing with a wide variety of individuals using a service, other organisations and members of the public.

Please click on Apply Now for more information on this exciting role.

This post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Driver

  • Part time
  • £17,688 pro-rata
  • Hawkhead Centre, Paisley
  • Closing 16th June 2021

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a vision impairment?

Our Hawkhead Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a driver to help us transport our members to and from the service. The role involves driving a variety of routes locally, assisting members use the transport safely and routine maintenance of minibuses and cars.

You must be eligible to drive a minibus (hold a D1 Licence if applicable) and have a clean current driving licence. Good time keeping and reliability are essential. The Hawkhead Centre will be open during daytime hours Monday-Friday, with some occasional requirement for weekend or evening work. Please note that the hours for this role are 20 per week, these will be worked over 5 days and you will be required to do split shifts, covering the morning and afternoon transport arrangements.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Driver

  • Part time
  • £10,107 pro-rata
  • Linburn Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2021

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a vision impairment?

Our Linburn Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for a driver to help us transport our members to and from the service. The role involves driving a variety of routes locally, assisting members use the transport safely and routine maintenance of minibuses and cars.

You must be eligible to drive a minibus (hold a D1 Licence if applicable) and have a clean current driving licence. Good time keeping and reliability are essential. The Linburn Centre will be open during daytime hours Monday-Friday, with some occasional requirement for weekend or evening work. Please note that the hours for this role are 20 per week, these will be worked over 5 days and you will be required to do split shifts, covering the morning and afternoon transport arrangements.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

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Database Administrator (Part Time)

  • Part time
  • £24,752 – £26,321 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2021

We are looking for a motivated, organised person with great attention to detail to join our team at Sight Scotland Veterans on a 9 month temporary contract covering maternity leave.

You will be joining us at an exciting time in our development, as we seek to reach many more veterans with sight loss and to do so earlier in their sight loss journeys.

You will support this by ensuring the smooth running of our database and by producing reports for the management team to provide support in service planning and development.

You will need a degree level qualification or equivalent work experience as a database administrator.

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Activity Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,688 – £19,229 pro-rata
  • Linburn Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2021

Would you like to join an exciting and unique service for Armed Forces veterans with a vision impairment?

Our Linburn Centre is an activity hub to support the independence of armed forces veterans with sight loss. We are looking for an activity support worker to join our team of skilled and enthusiastic staff.

In the activity support worker role, you will work with our members to develop ways to support their independence and wellbeing. This will be through the development and facilitation of a varied and engaging activities programme. You will work with members both individually and in group settings, enabling them to gain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their time in the Centre whilst also being adaptable and responsive to their current and future needs within the Centre.

Applicants must have a commitment to working with people with sight loss to maximise their choice and control over their lives. If you do not already have an SVQ2 in health and social care, we will expect you to be willing to work towards this qualification.

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