Current vacancies

Staff vacancies

Independent Living Advisor – Benefits Assistance
Open Sight – Eastleigh SO50

Closing date is 31st July 2017 and interviews will be held on 10th & 11th August.

£18,500 — £21,000 per year (pro-rata 30 hours over 4 days per week)

Must be 18yrs+ and hold a full UK driving licence.

Open Sight is the largest charitable organisation in Hampshire working with people who have, or who are experiencing the effects of sight loss. Based in Eastleigh, Open Sight, has provided uninterrupted support to the blind and partially sighted community of Hampshire since 1922.

An Independent Living Advisor (ILA) is required to provide appropriate practical assistance to aid the application for statutory benefits available to sight impaired people across Hampshire. Training will be provided.

The post involves providing an empathetic approach and the ability to work alone when undertaking home visits to clients throughout the County.

A background in the provision of services for disability or disadvantaged groups is desirable and a good all round minimum education with GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

You can request a full job specification and/or an application form either by email or telephone.

Telephone: 023 8064 1244  email:

Open Sight Trustees (voluntary)

Open Sight is currently looking to recruit non-executive Directors into the position of Trustees.

Are you a service user?  Are you interested in taking on new responsibilities?  Would you like to have more say in the direction of Open Sight?

Our current Board would like to receive applications from any of our service users who feel they could contribute to Open Sight to support and guide it through the coming years.

Further information and a non-directors handbook is available by contacting David McKeigue, Chief Executive, on 023 8064 6388.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here for a list of our current trustees.

Open Sight volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for Open Sight, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.