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GDMI - Welwyn Garden City, UK

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


Vacancy Details


Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Welwyn Garden City

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Working pattern: Core hours of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday but flexibility required

Interview dates: To be confirmed

Salary: £27,472 to £30,000 per annum

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

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


This is not a Trainee opportunity.


We are welcoming applications for this position from individuals who may require sponsorship to work in the UK and would look to provide relocation assistance to the right international candidate.


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?

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. 


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.  https://jobs.guidedogs.org.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01000215

Welwyn Mobility Team

The Welwyn team are a friendly, welcoming, and passionate staff team who cover Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. We boast some of England’s best beaches and countryside as well as bustling towns and cities. There is something to suit everyone whether it is a more peaceful lifestyle you seek or indeed a busy entertaining lifestyle. This makes working in this area full of variety supporting people who live out in rural picturesque countryside to people who work full time in central London and from every walk of life. No two days are the same!  


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 well-being 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: 4th July 2019