Research Intern

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Closing date: Monday 06 November 2023
Location: Crown Chambers, South Street, Andover SP10 2BN
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £21,500 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term, 9 months
Interview date: Weeks commencing 13 November and 20 November 2023

Research TPT Intern

£21,500 per annum (pro rata)

Full Time 37.5 hours per week.

9 month fixed term contract.

Based in Andover, Hampshire with Hybrid options available.


Want to work with a team that does something worthwhile? We are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – and this has been recognised by The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to Beat Macular Disease forever.

We are partnering with Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to create an internship opportunity for blind or partially sighted people to gain valuable work experience and training opportunities within the charity sector.  Full details on the Get Set Progress Internship programme can be found in our job description.

We are looking for a Research intern to join us under the TPT Get Set Progress programme.  Monday to Thursday you will be working with our Research team, with Friday dedicated to your TPT Intern programme activities.

There are multiple research areas to work on, including: market research on technology and biotechnology, research into lay understanding of macular disease, research into service provision or analysis of funded initiatives and grant funded research.

We are looking for candidates who have a range of different skills and backgrounds.  Whilst experience in a biomedical field or sight loss would be advantageous, we would like to support someone who is curious and interested in macular research and sight loss.  If you have excellent team working skills and can work independently, with the ability to multitask and prioritise multiple work streams then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we provide a great working culture – we do something worthwhile and are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – as recognised by our inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

We offer flexible working options, 26 days annual leave, rising to 27 after one years’ service, the ability to buy or sell annual leave, supportive family policies, and 6% pension contribution. To find out more please visit:

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

As part of the internship recommendations this role will be a mix of office based and hybrid working.

Please view the full job specification at:

To hear what our teams say about working here please visit:

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to:

This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010

Closing date: 6 November 2023

Interviews: Weeks beginning 13 and 20 November 2023

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Macular Society website:

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