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Gift of Sight Assistant

Faculty of Medicine

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £21,135 to £24,871 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1854922A4

Gift of Sight Assistant


About Gift of Sight

The Gift of Sight appeal fundraises to support world-class vision research undertaken in the University of Southampton. Understanding the causes of blinding eye diseases that affect large numbers of the population has always been the major focus of research studies and will help develop new treatments for the future.

Our job is to raise awareness of the impact of sight loss and to explain the fantastic research that will help improve outcomes. 

About the role

In this role you will report to the Gift of Sight Manager and support them through a diverse range of activities, including creating and delivering engaging content on social media channels and the Gift of Sight website, assisting with organising and attending events, recording data accurately and compliantly, meeting and supporting community fundraising volunteers and providing project support.

About you

You will be a team player, ready to turn your hand to a range of tasks, some routine and some project based.  You will be well organised with attention to detail, experience of communicating well with external audiences and a passion for supporting medical research through fundraising.  We are looking for someone with intellectual curiosity and different ideas. You could have direct experience or transferable skills with the interest and drive to take on new challenges. You will have a full driving licence and the use of your own transport (this is desirable).

About us

As part of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations our role is to work closely with colleagues within the University’s fundraising team and also with eye doctors, scientists and sight loss support groups. We intend to further grow our profile to help increase income that supports vital eye research.  

We are actively determined to welcome a diverse group of colleagues into our inclusive team. Every day will be different, you will meet incredible people and the rewards will be huge. 

The successful candidate will be offered a flexible work arrangement with a combination of office and home working and regular activity in the community.

To learn more about working in the ODAR team, visit our Join ODAR website. If you would like to have an informal chat about this role or ask any questions, please contact Ailsa Walter, Gift of Sight Manager on or Katherine de Retuerto, Associate Director Development on . Please do contact us if you feel you don’t meet all of the selection criteria and want to discuss the role further.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1854922A4 on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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