Staff Roles

Find out about working for Royal Blind by reading staff profiles.

Royal Blind employs over 450 staff in a wide variety of roles including teaching, nursing, care, transcription, administration, finance, marketing and fundraising. Read more about some of our staff carrying out these roles. 

Alison Skinner, HR Advisor, Royal Blind & Scottish War Blinded

Alison Skinner, HR Officer, Royal BlindMy role is really varied and day to day can include activities like dealing wtih recruitment, HR policy development, training and development, supporting managers and staff in HR issues, liaising with external bodies and delivering HR projects.

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Louisa Maddison, Music Teacher, Royal Blind

Louisa Madisson, Music TeacherMy biggest challenge is to design appropriate musical activities, to ensure that pupils with a visual impairment can reach their full potential in music.

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Rachel Thomas, Outreach Worker, Scottish War Blinded

Rachel HartI enjoy the direct contact that I have with visually impaired veterans, and making a difference to their lives. 

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Gary Seath, Marketing Assistant, Royal Blind & Scottish War Blinded

Gary Seath at Linburn CentreI like my job because it is fast paced and creative. Working directly with the service users has instilled a real sense of purpose. 

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David Grigor, Arts & Crafts Instructor, The Linburn Centre for the Scottish War Blinded

David Grigor, Art instructorThe most rewarding aspect at the Linburn Centre is in knowing that our members are really enjoying themselves and the work they're creating. More and more of them are becoming regulars in the art room.  

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Iain Donald, Technical Transcriber at Scottish Braille Press

My job title is a bit confusing – I don’t transcribe technical things, but I test and maintain our new transcribing software, which was introduced to reduce the time it takes for us to convert certain documents into different formats, such as Large Print, Braille and Audio. Our old system could just not cope with the increasing work load.

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Martin Haynes, Audio Document Transcriber at Scottish Braille Press

I spend most of my days at the Scottish Braille Press in a wee dark room reading aloud everything from bank statements right through to large documents and personal correspondence. We also produce and master the CDs before they are sent out. It is quite a small department, with only three members of staff. The job is a good fit for me as I’ve been a semi-pro musician for 25 years. 

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Tracy Christie, Transcription Coordinator at Scottish Braille Press

My job title will probably not mean very much to anyone. Basically, I line-manage the proofreading team and oversee the large print work. Before I started working here, I worked in corporate banking, which helps me a lot as much of the work we do is financial.

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Euan Grant, Production Operative, Scottish Braille Press

Euan GrantVisually-impaired production operative, Euan Grant, has worked at the Scottish Braille Press since 1979. 

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Amanda Shields, Customer Service Administrator, Scottish Braille Press

Amanda BrandThe most rewarding aspect of my work is producing work for those who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to have formats produced such as Braille, Large Print and Audio.

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