Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Charity
  • Year established:
    1799
  • Website:
    http://www.seeability.org
  • Contact
    • Newplan House, 41 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BL

About SeeAbility

SeeAbility delivers ambitious support and preventative services for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss, and champions better eye care. The charity is passionate about making a difference and strives to be extraordinary in the way it works.

Their vision is to create inclusive communities in which those with sight loss, autism and learning disabilities participate as equal citizens. The senior management team leads by example and works to ensure the charity is seen as dependable and one that delivers on its commitments.

The chief executive officer sends a personalised welcome letter to every new member of the workforce to demonstrate SeeAbility’s approach from the outset. There is a platform for understanding any concerns within the workforce that means issues are immediately addressed and a staff forum representative group provides additional support.

SeeAbility has pioneered specialist support for more than 200 years and is one of the UK’s oldest disability charities.


What is it like to work for SeeAbility

My Manager
My Manager
A suite of management training schemes include topics such as management skills, performance management, and dealing with bullying and harassment. Managers can gain QCF levels 4 or 5. There’s also coaching, mentoring, and peer job shadowing opportunities.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
SeeAbility tailor training to individual learning styles. Trainers work closely with services to achieve this and offer a suite of learning activities, from shadowing to accredited courses. Disability Group meetings have led to a new induction course and e-learning tailored to employees’ needs.
My Company
My Company
The organisation recently conducted a benchmark exercise with other similar providers to understand how they can improve in terms of benefits for staff. In order to achieve this, they will be asking staff across the organisation what they value as an employee perk.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • UK sites:

    28

  • Staff Turnover:

    36%

  • Average Age:

    48

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

  • Staff:

    608

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