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Research Officer

Are you passionate about data, research and evaluation? Would you like to help evaluate an exciting new pilot project working with visually impaired children and young people? If so, we want to hear from you.


The Project

Visibility Scotland, Sight Scotland, and Children in Scotland will roll out a seven-month pilot project to support children, young people and their families living with visual impairment. Our organisations are committed to improving the lives of people with visual impairment. We know timely access to services is pivotal in the success of people reaching or maintaining independent living. This pilot project will cease on 30 April 2024. The pilot project is funded by The National Lottery and Blindcraft Charitable Trust.


The role

Visibility Scotland is recruiting a part-time (seven hours per week) Research Officer to gather evidence and data to report on the current and desired health and social care services for visually impaired children, young people and their families living in Scotland. You will design an evaluation framework for gathering evidence and data and provide evidence/research-based findings to share with Community Enterprise. Please note: the post is offered on a fixed-term basis until 30 April 2024. 


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or SVQ Level 3/4. Previous research experience is essential. This is an exciting, multi-faceted role with a motivated and ambitious organisation. You will be comfortable and confident working with qualitative and quantitative data. Previous experience and knowledge in health and social care and eye health are desirable qualities. Team spirit is a must.


How to apply

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form.  CVs will not be accepted.  The closing date is Thursday, 26th October at noon.


Please email the application form and equal opportunities form to


You can also post your application and equal opportunities form to us at 2 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.


Interview dates

Interviews are scheduled for Friday 10 November.


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Research Officer Job Description

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Written by: Paul Hanlon

Posted on the: October 12, 2023
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