A real and deep seated need to provide support services to blind and partially sighted people keep most people at RNIB much longer than the organisation deserves.
The halcyon days of working hard but also taking time to build working relationships over an occasional office tea party have been replaced with just hard work and silent offices.
I have learned is that even if you work hard, do not clock watch and receiving a consistently high appraisal mark year on year, this does not result in promotion or new opportunities.
Few members of the management team are respected. Even less staff
Workplace culture is to work, work, work and fit in. Putting your head above the parapet could be hazardous.
The hardest part of the job is knowing what a great organisation RNIB used to be.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting the people we serve and seeing the positive impact our projects and services have made to their lives and that of their families.