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We seek highly skilled, adventurous professionals to join our team and help us explore new ways to expand the reaches of eye care in the developing world. As an organization that operates internationally, our work environment benefits from the skills and abilities of a wide range of cultural values and traditions. We promote principles of equal employment opportunity and advance a work environment free of discrimination.

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Current Job Openings in the UK:

Head of Individual Giving – 12 Months Maternity Cover

Orbis is an international sight-saving charity. Through innovative programmes and partnerships, Orbis creates long-term, lasting solutions to prevent and treat blindness worldwide. By training medical staff, strengthening in-country eye care services, expanding quality eye care provision, and preventing eye conditions, Orbis is part of the solution.

Orbis Europe, Middle East, and Africa is seeking to appoint a London based Head of Individual Giving for a 12 months maternity cover.

Overall Purpose of the Job
To plan, develop and lead fundraising plans for individual donors in order to raise budgeted income targets, primarily through regular giving, cash donations and legacies. Lead, motivate and inspire the individual giving fundraising team.

Following our recent global strategic review, you will also play a key role in the planning process for the next three years, developing a strategy that outlines how digital can support our overall aims and objectives.

This role encompasses project management; analysis and insight; stakeholder management; digital marketing and fundraising; and website management and development.


Salary: Circa £45,000 p/a
Location: London
Closing Date: 2nd March 2016
First Interviews: Friday 11 March 2016
Second Interviews: W/C 14 March 2016
Aim to start: Mid-May 2016


All applicants must have legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to a standard DBS check.

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, Orbis EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ. Email: npinel-miller@orbis.org.uk.

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Digital Lead


Orbis is an international NGO that transforms lives by working to eliminate avoidable blindness. There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, yet 80% of eye conditions can be prevented or treated. Our innovative programmes focus on long-term, lasting solutions and we are the only NGO in our sector to provide training to the whole eye care team: from ophthalmologists, anaesthetists, nurses and biomedical engineers to community based health and outreach workers.

Our vision is of a world where no-one is denied the chance of an education, a job or their future by becoming needlessly blind or visually impaired.
Orbis EMEA is currently recruiting for a Digital Lead to advise and lead on the delivery and development of all of our digital communications, in support of our fundraising, programme and advocacy activities. A key member of the Communications team, within the External Relations Directorate, you will combine strong technical skills with the ability to engage and motivate audiences through digital channels.

You will play a key role in growing our supporter base through delivering engaging online campaigns that will not only raise our profile but will also help grow our income. In addition you will monitor and evaluate performance and share learning so that we are confident we are reaching the most appropriate audiences online.

Following our recent global strategic review, you will also play a key role in the planning process for the next three years, developing a strategy that outlines how digital can support our overall aims and objectives.

This role encompasses project management; analysis and insight; stakeholder management; digital marketing and fundraising; and website management and development.


Salary: Circa £35,000 p/a
Location: London
Closing Date: 24 February 2016
Interviews: W/C 7 March 2016
Full time:  37.5 hours per week


All applicants must have legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to a standard DBS check.

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, Orbis EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ. Email: npinel-miller@orbis.org.uk.

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