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IGDF Project Co-ordinator – Contracting Opportunity / Request for Tender

The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) is the industry-elected body responsible for the development, monitoring and evaluation of the standards applied within all IGDF-member organisations, and to which all Enquiry and Applicant organisations aspire, in order to ensure equity of high-quality service to guide dog users and handlers around the world.

The IGDF is seeking proposals from individuals, on a contractual basis, who can co-ordinate, lead and participate in specific key projects as allocated by the IGDF Board.

Allocated projects will vary according to changing climate and priorities and will link directly with IGDF strategies:

  • to be the guardian of global standard for guide dogs
  • to be the enabler of existing and emerging Guide Dog organisations in achieving, maintaining and exceeding the global standard
  • to be the advocate for open access for guide dogs

Reporting directly to the IGDF Board Chair, or their appointed delegate, and working closely with the IGDF Office Manager and other IGDF appointed representatives, the individual selected will be required to:

  • lead the development and design of allocated project plans
  • establish appropriate project teams
  • lead the planning and supervision of projects
    • working independently
    • managing multiple tasks concurrently
    • apply continuous improvement principles
    • meet deadlines without compromising standards of service and quality
    • provide progress, summary and final reports against the agreed overall objectives of each project
    • Meet the occasional travel requirements of the role (this may include international travel).  Travel costs will be in line with IGDF policies.

The individual selected will be expected to adhere to IGDF policies including, but not restricted to:

  • confidentiality, privacy and data collection
  • Conflict of interest
  • Expenses

Formal proposals from interested parties should include:

  • Charges per hour of work (exclusive and inclusive of relevant taxes)
  • Evidence of liability insurance
  • Qualifications, skills and experience relating to:
    • Project management
    • Not-for-profit / service sector
    • Guide / service dogs
    • Personal skills / attributes, including:
      • Written and verbal communication skills (Note: the official language of the IGDF is English)
      • Self-driven, with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
      • Flexibility

It is envisaged that there will be between 10-25 hours’ work per week, for up to six months – by which time ongoing commitment will be reviewed.


Expressions of interest should be addressed to IGDF Chair, Paul Metcalf, and sent to IGDF Office enquiries@igdf.org.uk


Closing date for tender proposals: Friday 19th July 2019