Benefits of working with us

Join us and help deliver our ultimate ambition – to Beat Macular Disease! We are determined to end the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research and the best advice and support.

We're committed to creating a positive working culture for all our employees, as well as a good work-life balance.

Here are some of the benefits of working at the Macular Society:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are passionate about treating people fairly and with equality, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. We recognise this and we are resolute that what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

Learning and development

Enabling staff to continuously develop is a key part of our charity's strategy. To support both professional and personal development we offer a variety of in-house and external training and development opportunities, including accessible e-learning for our teams.

- Natalie Bale, Skills for Seeing Programme Co-ordinator

“Sharing our training with other organisations, working collaboratively – everyday really is a school day. I have learnt so much and know there is still more to learn. The Macular Society encourages me and gives me the tools I need to provide an excellent service to our members and for me to feel fulfilled in my role to develop further.”

- Natalie Bale, Skills for Seeing Programme Co-ordinator

Annual leave

We offer 26 days' annual leave per annum plus recognised bank and public holidays. After completing 1 year's service, staff receive 1 additional day’s leave. Staff also have an option of buying up to 5 days additional annual leave.

Pension

The Society will make a pension contribution of 6% of salary through our pension scheme set up with The Pensions Trust. Employees will need to make a minimum contribution of 2% of salary.

Employee assistance programme

In addition to legal and financial advice, a free, confidential counselling service is available to all staff through our Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured.

Our Values

- Jack Jones, Trusts Officer

“Showing We Care and Knowing Our Stuff resonates with me. Working for the Society has helped me be more supportive, approachable and show more empathy. As a Trusts Officer I have to know a lot about macular disease and the work the Society does, because I need this information to ask for donations from charitable trusts. I can’t help make it happen without showing I care and knowing my stuff. The Society shows they care everyday with the empathetic and supportive nature of our staff and volunteers."

- Jack Jones, Trusts Officer

Read more on our values here.