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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - St Albans, 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: St Albans (Welwyn Mobility Team)

-           Contract: Permanent

-           Salary: Starting at £27,472 - £29,091  with the potential to earn up to £38,123 per annum

-           Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

-           Interview Dates: TBC

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

St Albans

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City. The city's colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture. There are lush green parks and countryside, a buzzing metropolis, excellent attractions and interesting and ancient history.

St Albans is 20minutes from London St Pancras where you can catch the Eurostar to Europe. It is also within easy reach of both London Luton and Heathrow and Stanstead airports.


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 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: 5th May 2019