Fiona joins our staff team
Fiona joined the Nystagmus Network staff team in January 2021 as an Uptern. This is an internship for more mature people who are looking to move into a new career.
Initially, Fiona is gaining knowledge and experience of working with a small charity and exploring new ways to develop our services. On successful completion of her Upternship, she will take on the post of Development Coordinator (Fundraising).
Following a career in public service, most recently as an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and Complaints Officer with the NHS and before that serving as a Police Officer for 30 years, Ian has settled quickly into his new role with the charity as an Information Support Officer.
DCMS Pears Foundation funding
Fiona’s Upternship and Ian's initial three months are funded by a grant from Pears Foundation which is part of Government’s £750m charities package.
The charity is grateful to Pears Foundation for their philanthropic support.