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Brien Holden Vision Institute values the highly skilled and dedicated team we work with, both at our head office in Sydney, Australia, and around the world


At Brien Holden Vision Institute we believe that sight is a fundamental right for everyone, everywhere.

We develop new solutions for vision care, especially refractive error, and work to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness, thereby improving quality of life for people in need and helping to reduce disability and poverty. We are a social enterprise. We invest any revenues from our work into creating scientific solutions and developing and delivering eye care and education programs around the world.

We value our highly skilled and dedicated teams. Our goal is to provide a challenging, stimulating and safe workplace that encourages staff confidence, motivation and pride in their work. We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and are committed to ensuring equality for all our staff.

Project Support Officer: Brien Holden Vision Institute, Northern Territory

Work Type: Full-time until June 2018, with a view to potentially extend

Brien Holden Vision Institute is an Australian organisation working towards reducing avoidable blindness and visual impairment. In the Northern Territory (NT) we do this by providing Optometry services to remote communities and Aboriginal health services, supporting primary eye care through education for primary health care staff, and working in collaboration with all other stakeholders in the NT eye care service system. We are seeking a full-time project support officer to join our team in the Darwin office.
The successful applicant will have strong administrative and organisational skills and experience, and be a team player who can also confidently work unsupervised. Please contact us to enquire, and to obtain a full position description.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria. To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Aboriginal Vision Community Optometrist

Work Type: Full Time

Interested in Public Health? the Institute is seeking a full-time optometrist to provide culturally appropriate eye care services to Aboriginal Communities working in rural and remote areas of NSW. The applicant must be flexible to travel being away from Sydney at least 4-5 days every 2nd week and on the off week you must be prepared to travel for 1, 2 or 3 day clinics.
Work closely with our Project Administrator and Aboriginal Eye Health Workers in the field. This is a fixed term position till 30 June 2018 with possibility of extension depending on funding, based in Sydney.

Writers and a Videographer WANTED!

Work Type: 100 hours per semester. Actual days and times are flexible.

The Brien Holden Vision Institute, an eye care NGO at UNSW, is looking for a small number of talented and motivated interns to work on the global campaign, Our Children’s Vision. This campaign is at the forefront of child eye health – ensuring millions of children receive the eye care they need to develop and thrive. Working with Our Children’s Vision is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their skills and develop a creative portfolio of work. The messages of Our Children’s Vision reach a global, diverse audience.

Writer (one internship placement available)
A creative writer is required to draft engaging articles from existing scientific research papers, patient interviews and relevant video content. Those interested check out our blog here
Script Writer (one internship placement available)
A writer is required to assist in writing scripts that engage, and motivate audiences. Those interested please review our work at

Videographer (one internship placement available)
A skilled videographer is required to edit video to help create content that shares the messages of Our Children’s Vision. Those interested please review our work at