Employment - United Kingdom

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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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.

Overall Purpose of the Job

This position will be responsible for key elements of the accounting system and ensuring that financial results are available in an accurate and timely manner.

Reporting and working relationships

The Accountant reports to the Finance Manager. He/she works collaboratively with the Finance teams based across the region and globally and with the Orbis UK team.

Salary: circa £38,000
Location: London UK
Closing Date: Wednesday 30th September
1st Interview: w/c 5 Oct
2nd Interview: w/c 12 Oct

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All applicants must have legal right to live and work in the UK

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

Due to high numbers of applications, if you don't hear from us by 9 October, unfortunately, your application wasn't successful.  

Supporter Care Temporary Volunteer

Orbis is an international development organisation, which treats and prevents avoidable blindness in the developing world. The Individual Giving Team is looking for a Supporter Care Temporary Volunteer to help their busy team.

Role Description:

Reports to: Head of Individual Giving, Orbis UK
Line Manages: N/A
Location: London UK
Start Date: ASAP
Part time: 1 day a week

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To support Individual Giving colleagues in delivering Orbis’s rolling individual giving programme
  • To help deliver an exceptional standard of donor care


Main responsibilities:

  • Support the Fundraising and Supporter Care Assistant (FSCA) in the fulfilment of appeals including producing thank you letters and responding to donor queries, recording donor information on the database
  • To update donor records/cold data updates
  • To provide ad hoc cover for the FSCA  in processing donations and dealing with enquiries-typically lunchtime/start and end of day cover or as required by the HoIG
  • To support the Individual Giving Team and manage other projects as required by the Head of Individual Giving
  • To work with consultants, agencies, suppliers, internal Orbis colleagues and volunteers as required to deliver the best results for all activities.


General Requirements

  • As a small organisation, staff are expected to work as a close team, to be flexible in their approach and to provide support for other areas as necessary


Knowledge and Experience


  • Excellent standard of spoken and written English
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in processing donations and updating donor records
  • Good telephone manner
  • Excellent skills in listening to donors and in understanding responses
  • Excellent persuasion skills- dealing with donor complaints or  misunderstandings 
  • IT literacy, including familiarity with MS Office, Excel etc.



  • An understanding of issues relevant to international development
  • Experience of fundraising database Raiser’s Edge or similar
  • An understanding of data protection laws
  • An understanding of direct marketing, donor development and supporter care


Orbis covers reasonable travel and lunch expenses for volunteers and interns on the days they work.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter to Sonal Patel, Donor Relations Coordinator, Orbis EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ or spatel@orbis.org.uk.