Managers sought for new services in Paisley

Press Release | 13/04/2017

Talented managers are being sought for the rare opportunity to head up two new services for blind and partially sighted people in Paisley.

Artists impression of the Hawkhead CentreScotland’s largest vision impairment organisation, Royal Blind, is building the Jenny’s Well Care Home on the site of a former garden centre in Barrhead Road. The 54 bed home will offer nursing care to older people with visual impairment, including those with other medical needs such as dementia.

Its sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, is building the Hawkhead Centre for blind and partially sighted military veterans on the same site. Both services are set to open in October and are expected to bring around 150 jobs to the area.

Now the charities are advertising for a Royal Blind Care Home Manager and Scottish War Blinded Centre Manager.

David Elder, HR Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for two experienced and talented individuals to join Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded and take the lead managing our brand new services in Paisley.

“We are looking for people with the skills, knowledge and power to create services that truly make a difference and improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. The Care Home Manager and Centre Manager will help build their service from the ground up so these are fantastic opportunities for the right people.”  

The vacancies have been posted after Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded were awarded Investors in People accreditation in March.

Information about other jobs at the services will be available at the charities’ upcoming information day on Saturday 3 June in Paisley Town Hall between 11am – 6pm.

For more information and to apply, visit www.royalblind.org/work-with-us

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Notes to Editors:

  • Royal Blind is Scotland’s largest charity supporting people with visual impairments. We run a number of services for blind and partially sighted people, the largest of which is the Royal Blind School. Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. www.royalblind.org
  • Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans of the armed forces who have a visual impairment sustained either in conflict or subsequently to their service. We provide rehabilitation, activities and social opportunities for visually impaired veterans across Scotland. www.scottishwarblinded.org
  • Sister charities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are constructing two new services on a site on Hawkhead Road, Paisley, due to open in Autumn 2017. The Royal Blind Jenny's Well Care Home will specialise in nursing care for visually impaired older people. The Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre will provide activities and support for all veterans with sight loss, irrespective of the cause of their sight loss. https://www.royalblind.org/paisley