What's it like to work here?

We're proud of the work we do, and the impact it has. Our people have a whole host of skills, and work in diverse roles across Scotland.

But all of us work towards the same goals to reach, support and empower people with sight loss. 

We might be one of Scotland's oldest charities, but we have our sights set firmly on the future. 

We have an ambitious mission to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss, when and where they need us. As an employer, we're looking for people who can help us achieve that. 

Our values

Whatever your role and wherever you are based, you'll live our values every day.

Our values, Transform, Unite and Thrive, reflect what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

These statements explain what each value means to us, in what we do as an organisation, and how we act as colleagues:

  • Transform: We transform outcomes for people with sight loss. We embrace change and constantly look for ways to improve.
  • Unite: We connect with partners and communities to support more people. We work across the organisation to maximise our impact.
  • Thrive: We care about those we work with and want them to flourish. We do vital work, we want to thrive too!
Our values: Transform, unite, and thrive

Meet the team

We think our benefits, opportunities and the rewarding work we do make Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans great places to work.

But don't take our word for it. Hear what it's really like to work here, direct from our colleagues.


Activity Worker, Hawkhead Centre

"There isn’t a typical day because every day is different, and the veterans are different every day so there’s a different dynamic in the centre as well."


Outreach Worker, Sight Scotland Veterans

"One of the most fulfilling parts of my role is being able to find solutions for the veterans we support. You can see right away that you’re making a difference to someone’s life."


Care and Nursing Services Manager, Royal Blind School

“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.”


Braille Proof Reader, Scottish Braille Press

"I have learned and enhanced many skills whilst working at Sight Scotland. My braille reading has very much improved and so has my reading speed."


Community Worker, Family Wellbeing Team

"There is a great deal of job satisfaction and fulfilment, that individuals and their families no longer feel alone or isolated. I love that I am learning something new every day and I feel inspired by the people I support."


Activity Worker, Linburn Centre

"A lot of people, in the beginning of their sight loss journey, they lose a lot of their confidence. And our job is to bring that confidence back."


Rehabilitation Officer, Sight Scotland Veterans

“I thought I’d miss working in an office environment but I actually really like working remotely. The team are just at the end of the phone. I can talk to any one of them and we support each other.”


Head of Operations

"I’m passionate about offering the best support that we can, and for me that means understanding both where we're at now, and what we could be doing better in future."


Senior Residential Care Worker

"The working conditions throughout my journey have been good and the support I have received over the years has been really valuable to me."


Assistive Technology Lead, Independent Living Team

"The joy on someone’s face when you fix something or show them how to use a bit of tech that can help them overcome the barriers they face every day is very humbling."


Centre Officer, Sight Scotland Veterans

“There’s no barrier put in your way for personal and professional development. I know the support is there from management."


Head of Care

“One of the real positives about working here is that staff tend to stay. We've got a lot of staff who have worked here for a long time who are really invested in what they do, and we want more of that.


Play Leader, Kidscene

"Kidscene is a one of a kind after school club in Scotland and I think it’s amazing to be part of something so special."


Rehabilitation and Mobility Officer

"Sight Scotland is just great to work for, I love my team and getting out to meet people and exploring new ideas. It brings me so much happiness knowing what I do can have such a positive impact."


Activity Support Worker, Sight Scotland Veterans

"When you witness a person growing in confidence and achieving their goals, it’s a great feeling of accomplishment. Seeing the smile on someone’s face when they achieve something – to me, that’s so rewarding."


Fundraising Manager, Sight Scotland

"it was always in the back of my mind that I wanted to work in the third sector – to make a difference."


Senior Residential Care Worker, Forward Vision

“The whole way of working is very focused on the individual. I feel personally that you can see the impact that we have quite substantially with the young people and young adults that we work with."


Senior Residential Care Worker, Royal Blind School

"It's so rewarding - I've been here for 17 years and I'd probably never consider going anywhere else."

Current vacancies

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