Join the team!


As a charity, we rely on support from members of the public to continue our work across Lancashire and Sefton. Our staff and volunteers are the backbone of the organisation.  We are a small but dedicated team of individuals, each with our own part to play in the continued success of the organisation.  

Our staff are well trained and experienced professionals who work hard to ensure the charity delivers key services for those living with sight loss.  Our volunteers are essential to us, they currently contribute around 50,000 hours to us every year.  With many differing roles, requiring different skills and experience, we are always looking for new volunteers to get involved!


Come and work with us!  


If we have any current employment vacancies, they are listed below. To find out more about a job vacancy, please follow the links on the job adverts to download further information and an application form.


Community Fundraiser


We need someone that can nurture local relationships and seize the opportunities across Lancashire and Sefton to increase our fundraising presence and reputation. You will be an experienced fundraiser who can work on their own initiative and someone who is as happy talking with local community groups as they are giving an interview on local radio. You will be responsible for the whole range of fundraising in your area and carry out all the related media – this really is an opportunity to make a difference in your local area. Click here for a full job pack


Administrator to SLT


We are looking for an experienced administrator to support our new and evolving Senior Management Team (SLT). This role will directly support the CEO, Head of Services, Head of Income Generation and Communications and Head of Finance and provide a support function for the developing strategic work of the charity. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed individual who is flexible and interested in carrying out a diverse and rewarding role at our central office in Preston. The successful candidate will be required to handle sensitive information of a confidential nature and must observe the highest standards of professionalism and discretion. The role involves minute taking support for some general meetings and the Trustees and Sub Committee meetings. Click here for a full job pack


Communications Coordinator


We are looking for a communications professional who has an eye for detail and a passion to make a difference to local blind and partially sighted people. You will be instrumental in implementing our communication plan and ensuring that all our communications are on brand, engaging and accessible. It’s an exciting time for Galloway’s. 2018 will see the launch of new services  including the introduction of an Communications Co-ordinator. The role of communications has expanded and is evolving across the organisation. Click here for a full job pack


Campaigns and Participation Officer


We are looking for a Campaigns and Participation Officer, someone with the passion to bring about change for blind and partially sighted people. The post holder will work across the services and communications teams to actively engage and enable blind and partially sighted people to have a voice across Lancashire and Sefton. Our ultimate aim is to develop and support an Advisory Board to get involved in our policy, campaigns and consultation activity  to ensure that all of our activity is influenced by their views and experiences. The successful candidate will be supported to develop, support, train and motivate blind and partially sighted people to be fully involved in our campaigning activities. Influencing local and regional decision makers in what matters most to blind and partially sighted people. Click here for a full job pack


Trust and Grants Fundraiser


We are now seeking someone who will add a new dimension to our team and tap into a new area of fundraising for us. We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional, someone with a strong track record of generating income through Trusts and Grants. But, importantly, we are seeking someone who genuinely shares our values, someone who wants to make a real difference and who will really thrive in this important new role. Click here for a full job pack


Volunteer Roles


Our incredible team of volunteers support everything we do at Galloway’s, from gardening and painting to fundraising and administration. We couldn’t do our work without the help of people like you – and we know that together, we really improve the lives of children and adults with sight loss. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people and gain valuable work experience, developing new skills and confidence; in many instances we will provide you with a reference if required.

At the moment we are particularly in need of:

  • Minibus Drivers in the Morecambe Area
  • People who can help in the delivery of our Assistive Technology courses, helping those with sight loss use IT to assist in their daily living
  • People who can help at our Tuesday Drop-In service at Penwortham, Preston

For more information about becoming a Galloway’s volunteer, please call 01772 744148 or email enquiries@galloways.org.uk

 

What people say...

“I honestly think I get far more back than I give. Galloway‘s is a place full of warmth and friendliness. It’s a great opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and I feel privileged to be part of the team.”

June, from Garstang