Technical Assistant

  • UK, Haywards Heath

Are you interested in using your technical know-how for the global good?

Sightsavers works in eye health and disability inclusion and is one of the UK’s largest charities. We’re looking for a proficient and enthusiastic technical assistant to support the maintenance of our websites, ecommerce and related applications as well as the work of our wider online and design team.

Salary: £25,000 plus benefits

The role involves helping to continually test and improve our web properties, working with development contractors to implement the team’s designs.  Supporting the technical manager, you will help with technical project management, URL and plugin maintenance and performing user acceptance testing (UAT).

You will also support the implementation of bespoke digital products. These are briefed in by colleagues from across the organisation such as those working in the digital fundraising and communications teams.

In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, you’ll be part of a friendly, inclusive team. Sightsavers offers a pleasant workplace in Haywards Heath. We’re easily accessible from Brighton and close to the train station. We offer 26 days holiday and other  benefits. To learn more about this technical assistant role, read the full job description.


Closing Date: January 21, 2019

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to [email protected].

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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