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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - Southampton, UK

We are welcoming applications 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 exiting 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?


Vacancy Details:

-        Location: Southampton

-        Contract: Permanent

-        Salary: Starting at £26,537 - £28,100 with the potential to earn up to £36,825 per annum

-        Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

-        Interview Dates: TBC

-        Key Requirements: To be a qualfied Guide Dog Mobility Instructor recognised under the International Guide Dog Federation.


Please note: this role will require an Enhanced Disclosure check, which will include certificates of good conduct from countries lived in outside of the UK.


For more information and to apply please click on the visit website link. https://jobs.guidedogs.org.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=A0017982 

If you would like to discuss this position in more detail or have any questions, please contact the People Service Centre; peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk


Further information


Known as the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton plays host to over four million visitors a year and boasts an impressive cultural offering, from museums, music venues and art galleries, to award winning parks and the general hustle and bustle of a diverse city with fantastic shopping facilities.


This city is perfectly placed to fill your free time exploring some of the best things England has to offer. It is on the coast, near to two national parks (The New Forest and The South Downs), close to world heritage sites such as Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast, in easy access of London and also close to links with Europe.


Southampton Mobility Team

The Southampton Team are an extremely welcoming, friendly and diverse international team that cover Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Island. They support around 230 guide dog owners at any one time, and deliver the following mobility services; the guide dogs service, orientation and mobility training (cane training),and My Guide.


Working 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.

Safeguarding Statement
Guide Dogs is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with Guide Dogs staff and volunteers are treated with respect, and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are also committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact.


Closing date: 3rd December 2017