International Glaucoma Association
21 hours / week (may be worked flexibly, and will include occasional evening and weekend work)
Temporary 18 month contract
Salary £29,000 fte, £17,400 for 21 hours
Home based, covering Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear (hot desking with partner organisations may be available.
The IGA is the charity for people with glaucoma. We fund research, campaign to raise awareness and reduce needless sight loss, and support people to live well with glaucoma.
Our services are open to anyone, but the vast majority of our beneficiaries come from the UK, and all our staff are based here. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, our services are free to anyone who needs them.
You will join our team of three other Development Managers who cover Scotland, Wales and the South West, and London and the South East. You’ll be supported by colleagues in our Kent HQ, who handle our national media campaigns, membership and fundraising, the IGA helpline and information materials.
Living with glaucoma can be a challenge, so it is essential that our Development Managers have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and show empathy, patience and tact. You’ll help set up patient support groups, increase take up of our services in the region, raise awareness of glaucoma and encourage good eye health care. You’ll also develop key relationships with glaucoma consultants, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, Eye Clinic Liaison Officers, and colleagues from across the voluntary and statutory sight loss sector.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for this post, as it involves work with potentially vulnerable adults.