We are recruiting Sight Loss Champions for a brand new policy group to drive our future campaigns. We want to hear from you so that visually impaired people continue to be at the heart of our work. 

Become a Sight Loss Champion 

Sight Loss Champions will take a leading role in shaping Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland’s advocacy and campaigning work, engaging with the wider sight loss community and others to ensure the voice of blind and partially sighted people are reflected in all campaigns.  

Members of the group will contribute to the creation of an annual policy plan, attend internal and external policy events and conferences and take part in external media opportunities acting as spokespeople for the organisations.  

Members will be able to take part in training opportunities, workshops and sessions designed to develop a members’ skills and competencies relating to policy design and activities of the policy group. 

What will the Sight Loss Champions do? 

Sight Loss Champions will: 

  • Receive training and support to help develop skills and confidence throughout this role

  • Champion the voices of blind and partially sighted people across Scotland 

  • Provide ideas and direction for campaigning, advocacy and research 

  • Speak to decision-makers including the Scottish Government, MSPs and Scottish MPs to make sure they are aware of the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people  

  • Attend and participate in events, conference and panel discussion on relevant issues that affect the lives of blind and partially sighted people 

  • Act as a spokesperson in the media, championing our work and the voices of blind and partially sighted people 

How we will support Sight Loss Champions 

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We will provide training and ongoing support to help develop members skills and confidence. This includes training weekends featuring workshops and sessions on topics such as public speaking, networking, media skills, and campaigning 

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Sight Loss Champions will receive briefings prior to any spokesperson opportunities including media interviews, government consultations, parliamentary meetings, conferences and other public speaking events 

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Sight Scotland staff will provide ongoing support in all aspects of their role 

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