Benefits of working for 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 for Macular Society:

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to finding the best person for the job. We value the diversity of staff and volunteers. We are a registered Disability Confident Committed employer.

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.

Annual leave

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


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.