Chief Executive

Closing date: Monday 06 June 2022
Location: Bristol and hybrid working
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £50,000
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Interview date: Week beginning 13th June

Founded in 1986, Sight Research UK has invested nearly £18 million in research projects that bring scientists ever closer to answering some of the most fundamental questions about eye health and how eye disease develops.

Our vision is to bring forward to the day when sight loss and blindness are a thing of the past. Our mission is to fund pioneering research that can translate the most promising scientific findings into new solutions for patients, at the fastest possible rate.

The charity sight loss sector generates over £250 million each year to support people living with hereditary or acquired sight loss as well as their families and friends. In comparison, the voluntary income raised to support research the prevention and cure of sight loss is a tiny fraction. Less than £7m is raised each year for research.

This is a shocking imbalance given the huge potential of science to improve the lives of people living with sight loss or who will acquire it in the future.

With our work and with the potential that exists for new partnerships in the voluntary, health and private sector, we can position SRUK to be able to play a significant part in ensuring that more funds become available to drive research progress faster.

To lead us in our next phase of development, we are looking for CEO who shares our determination and to capitalise on the potential for driving more income to support much needed research.

This is a hands-on role with many areas of direct delivery. It is flanked by excellent and brilliant colleagues who thrive in a flexible working environment where everyone is supported to give of their best.

The CEO will be supported not only by its outstanding team but also by a committed and proactive Board of Trustees which provides relevant skills and expertise with passion and enthusiasm for our future.

How to apply

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07961 988 523 or email

For more information and to apply online, please visit:

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement, which should be around two sides of A4 and set out your motivations and credentials for the role.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Research UK website:

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