This vacancy has now closed

Patient Support Worker

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

  • Advertised from 17th March 2021
  • Fixed Term to 31st March 2023. 35 hours per week.


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!

Application notes

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form.

CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date is Monday, 5th April at noon.

Application forms can be emailed to or posted to us at 2 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday, 19th April.