Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (Qualified)

£26,802 - £28,381 yearly
  • The charity Guide Dogs
  • Maidstone, UK
  • May 23, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

Vacancy Details


Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Maidstone mobility team

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Interview dates: W/C 25th June.

Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we're here to make sure they don't lose their freedom as well.

Change a life. Join our team at Guide Dogs.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

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

If you love the great outdoors, you will find a selection of activities to keep you entertained, with the amazing Kentish Lady River Cruises and a host of cycling and walking routes. Family attractions such as Kent Life Heritage Farm and Teapot Island represents an unforgettable experience.

For those in search of a more relaxing break, meanwhile, Maidstone is steeped in history and culture. From museums and galleries to magnificent monuments including Leeds Castle, beautiful parks and gardens to quaint historic villages nestled in the picture-perfect countryside, there is traditional Kentish life at every turn.

Maidstone Mobility Team

With a reputation for excellence, the team delivers services to 200 guide dog partnerships. You will be supported by an experienced Senior Practitioner, Service Delivery Manager and Head of Service.  The team's culture is to place our customers at the heart of all we do and we look forward to meeting you if you feel you have the potential to change lives through the provision and support of first class guide dog partnerships.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

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

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.

Guide Dogs provides a range of mobility services and works to break down barriers so that people who are blind or partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms. We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

For more information and to apply please click on the visit website link.


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