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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - Manchester, UK

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?


Vacancy Details

-           Location: Manchester

-           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

-           Key Requirements: To be a qualified 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.


Please refer to the Job Board for further information. 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


Manchester is the 5th largest city in the UK. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. The city centre is full of things to see and do from restaurants and bars, to museums and galleries. Whereas the surrounding Greater Manchester has even more to offer; from quaint market towns and traditional pubs to stunning green spaces and waterways. In addition, Manchester has a fully packed calendar of events and festivals which take place throughout the year.


If you can tear yourself away from all the things to see and do in Manchester, the city is perfectly placed within the UK to make exploring the rest of our island easy. By train Manchester is just 2 hours away from London, 2.5hours from Edinburgh and in easy reach of other must see places such as Liverpool and the Lake District.


Manchester Mobility Team

The Manchester team are a well-established and high performing team who cover Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man and Lancashire. In the Manchester team the dogs enter directly from the puppy walkers into training and are worked by both the Guide Dog Trainer and the GDMI. The dogs are housed with volunteer boarders who live near the site. A GDMI working week will consist of supporting the GDT with their dogs, carrying out guide dog assessments and aftercare visits as well as qualifying partnerships. The GDMI will also be involved with fund raising events when required.


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: 22nd March 2018