My Guide Ambassador

  • The charity Guide Dogs
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Aug 09, 2017
Full time Other

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a My Guide Ambassador to join Exeter Mobility Team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

My Guide aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do. The My Guide service has vetted and appropriately trained volunteers who use guiding techniques to help people with sight loss to work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve. This could involve accessing activities and places of interest in the local community, learning familiar routes and improving fitness. More information on My Guide services can be found; http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/services/my-guide#.WYsriPK3GQg 

Within this role you will act as the champion and technical expert for My Guide services within the mobility team, ensuring that My Guide sighted guiding services are available where appropriate to service users at all stages of their mobility journey.

Please note; this role will be covering the whole of the south west of England, with particular focus on Bristol and Exeter, and can be based at either location. 

Responsibilities will include;
-  Service delivery and development
-  Working with external organisations
-  Communication, marketing and publicity

Key Requirements for this role include;
-  Proven experience of designing and delivering training to an accreditation level
-  Presentation skills
-  Ability to manage and motivate staff and volunteers
-  Eligibility to work in the UK

Role details: 35 hours, 12 month fixed term contract

Interview Dates: 6th & 7th September

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

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.

For more information on this role and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. To apply for this position, please use the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Diversity

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
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 of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Salary

£26,537 to £28,100 per annum

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