January 2023

Job Advert

We are currently seeking a part-time Bookkeeper.

Please see the job advert below:


Permanent, 1 day per week.
£12 per hour
7 hours per week.

Newcastle Vision Support is seeking a part-time bookkeeper to carry out a range of finance tasks from their office in Newcastle. Newcastle Vision Support is a small, independent, local charity based in Newcastle who have been supporting people with visual impairments for over 155 years.

Duties will include:
• Management of accounts payable and receivable, using Sage accounting package.
• Processing of staff expenses.
• Managing banking and petty cash.
• Production of regular and ad-hoc finance reports and budgets.
• Monitoring of bank accounts and cash flow.
• Processing of pension contributions and Gift Aid claims.

Bookkeeping experience is desired however, you will be provided with some formal training in double-entry bookkeeping and training in using an accounting package (Sage).

Skills List:

• IT proficient.
• Good standard of numeracy.
• Methodical approach to working.
• Good organisational skills.
• Excellent communication skills.

• Experience of using an accounting package, ideally Sage.

To apply, please send a CV and covering email to philippa@newcastlevisionsupport.org.uk

Closing Date: 10th February 2023

January 2023

Charity Night

We are holding a charity night to raise funds for Newcastle Vision Support.

The charity night will be held on Saturday 18th February at Fairholme Social Club, Ferguson’s Lane, Benwell, NE15 7PL from 7pm – 11pm. Entry is £3.00 per person and includes a disco, raffle, tombola, a buffet and much more!

If you would like to attend entry tickets are currently on sale from the office. Please call the office on 0191 232 7292 if you would like to purchase tickets. We also encourage you to bring along your family and friends.

Raffle tickets are also available to buy in advance from the office for £1 per strip. If you’re unable to attend the charity night but would like to buy raffle tickets, then please feel free to do so. NVS will keep hold of your tickets and notify you if you win. This is due to all prizes needing to be claimed on the night of the event.

We are sure it will be a fun-filled night, please come along and support if you can!

Click here for directions to Fairholme Social Club.

Alternatively click the map below for directions.

Google map image showing the location of Fairholm Social Club

Red pin shows Fairholme Social Club.
Ferguson’s Lane, Benwell, NE15 7PL.

January 2023

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone is well and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2023!

We are holding a coffee afternoon on Wednesday 18th January at 1.30pm in rooms 5 and 6 on the fifth floor at MEA House.

This is in place of our Macular and CU Wednesday groups which don’t run in January. Please feel free to pop along for a cuppa, some sweet treats and a catch up

If you would like to come along please let us know by calling 0191 232 7292