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Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - Wales, UK

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent or fixed term – applications welcomed for either. Please give details of your preference which can be discussed at interview.

Location: Wales, exact location can be discussed at interview, part of the Cardiff Mobility Team

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £26,802 to £33,958 per annum, dependent on experience.

Key information: This position is for individuals who are qualified as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, recognised by the International Guide Dog Federation.

We are welcoming applications for this position from individuals who may require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Are you a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor who would like to enable people with sight loss to get out and about through their partnership with a guide dog?

The Guide Dog Mobility Instructors role is central to the delivery of the core guide dog service. As a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, you will deliver specialist services as a part of a rehabilitation programme through existing or new guide dog owner partnerships. You will provide specialist assessments and a staged mobility plan, tailored to meet personal needs and expectations in relation to guide dog mobility.  

Would you like to be part of our team?


As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.


In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.


Further information

North Wales was named by the Lonely Planet as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2017 so imagine living and working there! There is an abundance of outdoor adventure activities, brilliant beaches and thrilling mountain scenery. If the great outdoors is not for you, North Wales also has fascinating ancient culture and heritage wherever you turn.


Cardiff Mobility Team
The Cardiff mobility team – Guide Dogs Cymru -  covers 8000sq miles of stunning landscapes, deserted beaches and small vibrant cities.  We have a client base of 260 across Wales, with a small North Wales team supporting approx. 70 guide dog owners.  The team comprises of one Part time GDMI, one Orientation and mobility specialist, one Children’s Rehabilitation specialist and one Community fundraiser.  This close-knit team work mainly from home with a base in Colwyn Bay; they are part of a larger team covering Wales mainly based around the countries capital in Cardiff.  Travel to the city maybe required for team meetings, supporting the wider team on occasion, and for networking with colleagues.  The Guide Dogs Cymru team are one of the first teams to be part of the standardised positive reinforcement training programme being rolled out over the next few years at Guide Dogs UK.  Any new member of staff would be a part of this programme.  The teams culture is one of positivity, with a ‘Welsh welcome in the hillside’ – its believed if you are born Welsh you are born not with a sliver spoon in your mouth but song in your heart.  If you’re lucky enough to be adopted by the Welsh team there will be a warm welcome waiting.    


For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see our website or contact peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk with any queries.


How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form via our job board. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.



Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Closing date: 25th November 2018