Jobs at Sightsavers

Interested in working with us? We employ more than 800 staff in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia across a huge variety of jobs, from charity fundraising and admin to careers in medical research and IT.

Want to join us? See our latest charity job vacancies
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Sightsavers was founded in 1950, and now employs staff in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Our UK office is in Haywards Heath in West Sussex, and we have offices in Ireland and Italy, as well as in Africa and Asia in the countries where we work. We offer a huge variety of jobs spanning a wide range of careers, skills and experience, from medical professionals and operations specialists to media and design staff, IT experts, charity fundraising staff and support roles.

All our available charity job vacancies are listed on our recruitment site. If you can’t find a relevant role, you can create an account and sign up to our job alerts email to be notified about future career opportunities.

We also have paid internships to help people enhance their employment and career prospects. Internship vacancies can be found on our recruitment site.

Disability Confident logo.If you need any accessibility support when completing your job application, contact us by emailing [email protected] or call +44 (0)1444 446600 and ask for Human Resources.

Why work for Sightsavers?

Two-year-old Nalukena smiles broadly with a group of other children.

We help to change lives

Every day, we save sight and support people with disabilities worldwide. All our staff work tirelessly to fulfil our vision of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes. About our work

Sightsavers staff collect the Zero Project award.

We lead our field

We’re highly rated by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and partner with many leading organisations globally.
Our awards and honours

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We’re inclusive

We’re a Disability Confident employer: we are committed to recruiting diverse staff, and we welcome applications from people with disabilities.
Our commitment to inclusion

Our achievements in 2023: highlights of our work

Read our 2023 round-up
My favourite part of my work is seeing patients’ joy after sight-saving surgery when they have their bandages removed.
Mercia, programme manager, Mozambique
Trachoma patient Maria Fonte gives Mercia a hug after the bandages are removed from her eyes following sight-saving surgery.

What kind of jobs do we offer?


Programme staff are often from a medical background, and work on a wide variety of life-changing projects.


It takes a lot of planning to make sure medication, people and equipment are in the right place at the right time.


Sightsavers’ pioneering research teams have been awarded Independent Research Organisation status.


Our charity fundraising and supporter care staff engage with the public to encourage people to get involved.

In the field

Our staff regularly travel to remote communities to meet local people, hear their stories and provide support.


We work with national governments, decision-makers and the public to call for equality for people with disabilities.


Our media, design, communications and events experts ensure our work is seen, heard and remembered.

Support roles

We have many staff behind the scenes in IT, finance, HR and admin to keep things running smoothly.

It’s a privilege to be able to showcase the brilliant work Sightsavers does through our worldwide events programme.
Helen, global events manager, UK
Helen chats to colleagues during a workshop session.

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