Director of New Opportunities

Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

  • Location Leicester, LE1
  • Hours 22 hours per week
  • Pay £42,843 p/a pro rata
  • Closing date: 5 Jun 2017, 9 a.m.

We do lots of things at Vista, we run award winning services with our award winning staff. We support 6,000 children, young people working age adults and older people with sight loss, we work in schools and in care homes and we’ve grown 40% in the last 2 years.

We have an ambition to be even better than we are now, we have an ambition to provide more benefit to the people we support now, and to reach those who could be but are not currently supported by Vista. This is where you come in.

This is a real opportunity to develop interesting new models of support, build partnerships that deliver real social change, generate ideas that can inform and influence, and then take the ideas through to implementation.

This is not an operational role, though it will involve working closely with Operational colleagues. This is not a Fundraising or Marketing role though it will involve working closely with Fundraising and Marketing.

This is about creating the next generation of opportunities for Vista to be of more benefit to more people. That might be in service development, it might be in influencing policy, and it might be in generating research – but whatever form it takes it is not about business as usual.

What we are looking for is     

  • Someone who is passionate about making social impact happen and developing new partnerships
  •  Someone who can balance creativity and sustainability.
  • Someone who can help us be better at doing what we do.
  • Someone who is outward facing, and can help us to stay at the forefront

 In return we offer excellent health benefits, a defined contribution pension scheme and access to an employee assistance programme.


Closing date:  Monday 5th June 2017, 9.00am


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th June 2017

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.


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