Royal Blind, Vacancy: Policy and Research Officer

8 April 2019
Source: Royal Blind

Services: Scottish War Blinded, Royal Blind Week Job Type: Marketing and Fundraising Location: Royal Blind, 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh EH10 4JB Salary: £25,948 – £28,725FTE Position: Part Time Hours: 21 hours per week Contact Phone: 0131 229 1456 (Option 1 then Option 2) Closing Date: 14/04/2019 Proposed Interview Date: 22/04/2019 Job Summary Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation is seeking to

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Royal Blind celebrates 225th anniversary at Scottish Parliament

Royal Blind 225 years logo

26 October 2018
Source: Royal Blind

One of Scotland’s oldest charities has marked 225 years supporting blind and partially sighted people. Royal Blind held a reception for its supporters, staff and service users at the Scottish Parliament yesterday. The event was hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP. Royal Blind was established in Edinburgh 1793 – the same year in which Rabbie Burns wrote Scots Wha Hae! Today Royal Blind

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Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society, Scottish War Blinded and Fight for Sight team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

27 September 2018
Source: Action Against AMD

Fight for Sight is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Working with Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The

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FE News: New figures show attainment gap remains for vision impaired pupils

21 August 2018
Source: FE news

Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school. However, the charity, which runs the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, has highlighted they still face an attainment gap compared to fully sighted pupils. The Scottish Government’s new figures on leaver destinations published today show that

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Royal Blind Group Appoints New Chief Executive

26 June 2017
Source: Royal Blind Group

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Mark O’Donnell will take up the role of Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, which are together known as Royal Blind Group, at the end of July. Mr O’Donnell, currently Chief Executive of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, will take over from Richard

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Chief Executive of Royal Blind to step down

20 February 2017
Source: Royal Blind

The Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded has announced his retirement. Richard Hellewell has said he will retire from his position as Chief Executive in July 2017, after leading the two charities for the last ten years. During his time, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded achieved significant development and growth. Royal Blind established two adult residential

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Dominic Everett joins Royal Blind school 

5 May 2016
Source: Royal Blind

Mr Everett will oversee the smooth running and development of the Royal Blind Learning Hub – the charity’s new service providing support to education staff in mainstream schools that teach visually impaired children. The Learning Hub provides free online training and seminars across Scotland. Royal Blind School Head Teacher, Elaine Brackenridge, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Dominic Everett will

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