Information day planned to promote new jobs in Paisley

Press Release | 05/05/2017

Jobseekers are invited to attend an information day to find out more about 150 new jobs being created in Paisley.

Charities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded will be holding a drop in day on Saturday 3 June in Paisley Town Hall between 11am – 6pm.

The day will provide information on the jobs being created at the two new services being constructed for blind people on Hawkhead Road, Paisley.

The 150 jobs will be shared between Royal Blind's care home for visually impaired older people, Jenny's Well, and the Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre - an activity hub for veterans with sight loss.   

Davina Shiell, Marketing Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded said:

“We are delighted to be expanding our services into the West of Scotland with these two new services. There has been a lot of interest in the local community about the jobs that we are creating. Our Information Day will be an opportunity to find out about the exciting new services we will be offering in Paisley and the roles that we will be recruiting for in the lead up to their opening.”

Staff from Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded will be on hand to provide further information about the roles that the charities will have available and to answer any questions. Information will also be available for people wishing to use the services and their family members.

There will be a wide range of jobs being created, from nurses and care workers, to domestic staff, drivers, activity workers and administration.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded recently gained the Investors in People award and all salaries start at the Living Wage.

The new services being constructed replicate the charity’s services in the East of Scotland. Jenny’s Well will be the second care specialist care home in Scotland for visually impaired older people, with Royal Blind’s Braeside House in Edinburgh being the first. The Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre is modelled on the charity’s Linburn Centre in West Lothian.

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Notes to Editors

  • Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation. The charity runs a number of servcies for blind and partially sighted people of all ages, including the Royal Blind School and Braeside House care home in Edinburgh.
  • Royal Blind’s sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, provides free support and assistance to veterans of the armed forces living with sight loss.