Life-changing.

Those are words we hear often from people who come to us for support.

Everyone at Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, whether they work directly with the people who use our services, or support our front-line colleagues, plays a part in helping people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. That's why we're such a rewarding place to work. 

Current vacancies

Across Scotland we have over 400 colleagues in rewarding careers which offer opportunities and growth. Take a look at our current vacancies to see what part you could play.

Working with us

We are determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. Colleagues across our organisation are working to make sure we can reach, support and empower many more people. It's an exciting time to join Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans.

We offer lots of different jobs, which require different skills. But whatever your role and wherever you work, you'll live our values every day.

  • Transform: We transform outcomes for people with sight loss 

  • Unite: We connect with partners and communities to support more people

  • Thrive: We care about those we work with and want them to flourish

They guide us in the decisions we make and the actions we take at work. Our colleagues bring them to life in everything they do.

What it's like to work with us

Our values: Transform, unite, and thrive

What our people think

Chelsea

Care and Nursing Services Manager, Royal Blind School

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Chelsea Chalmers

“I love being part of such a qualified and skilful team that are also so caring.

"Sight Scotland have so much to offer and fulfil so many of the lives of the young people and young adults within our care.”

Find out about Chelsea's role

John

Centre Officer, Hawkhead

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John

"I started as a centre officer in June 2019 and can honestly say it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love it!

"I think the ethos and values of the organisation are fantastic.”

What John's job at our Hawkhead Centre is like

Benefits of careers with us

We want all of our people to thrive, and feel supported in carrying out the essential work they do. We care for and invest in our colleagues.

Here's a summary of the employee benefits we can offer you in exchange for your skills and commitment to us.

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Our financial benefits include a generous pension scheme, access to the SCVO Credit Union, exclusive discounts through Perks at Work, Discounts for Carers and Filmpass, and our Cycle to Work scheme. We also offer company sick pay and death in service benefits.

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We offer careers where you can grow and develop. To help you do so, we'll invest in learning and training opportunities from day one. You'll get role-specific training, an online learning portal, and ongoing support from your line manager to identify other ways to build on your skills. 

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We want you to feel supported and happy at work, and beyond. All employees can access our Employee Assistance Programme for confidential advice, and we have trained Mental Health First Aiders across our organisation. 

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We're a family-friendly organisation where you can enjoy a great work-life balance. We offer generous maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave as well as carers and dependents leave to help you support those you love.

Find out more about our employee benefits

Equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity in our workplaces

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are committed to the pursuit of inclusion and diversity in our workplaces.

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.

Our reports

These reports were published under our former names, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. 

Understanding and reviewing our gender pay gap gives us the awareness needed to support our commitment to being an inclusive employer:

Access our latest Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

We continually monitor our performance in obtaining and maintaining equality as part of our promotion of equality across our organisation:

Access our latest Equalities Report 2021

Access our previously published reports on the gender pay gap and equalities in the workplace.

 

Proud to be a Disability Confident Employer

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Disability Confident Employer logo

 

We are proud of our Disability Confident Employer status, awarded in recognition of our commitment to being an employer of choice for people with disabilities.

What could you do?

Transform lives 

You could support people to live independently at home, work in one of our specialists care settings for young adults with visual impairment, or in one of our activity centres for veterans.

Carole's role as an outreach worker

Enable people to thrive 

You could support children and young people to get the most out of their education, or live as independently as possible in one of our residential houses.

Simon's job in residential care

Help us innovate 

At the Scottish Braille Press, a leading provider of accessible media, you could get involved in a rewarding business which facilitates equal access to media for all.

Debbie's work as a Braille proof reader

Maximise our impact 

You could support our front line colleagues to do the great work they do in a Head Office team. There are roles in Fundraising, Marketing, HR, IT, Finance, Estates and Buildings and Administration.

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About us

For more than 225 years, we have been supporting people with sight loss and blindness. We are one of Scotland's oldest charities and we're dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are our everyday heroes. They shape lives for the better, and find new skills for themselves in the process too. Week after week, our volunteers empower people impacted by sight loss to feel less isolated and regain confidence.

Our impact

Our work to tackle vision loss is transforming lives across Scotland. Together, we're empowering people to lead fulfilling lives.