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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Glasgow

£26,537 to £28,100 per annum

35 Hours per week, Permanent Contract

 

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.

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?

 

We are currently recruiting for two qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructors to become integral members of the Glasgow Mobility Team.

 

The Guide Dog Mobility Instructors role is central to the delivery of the core guide dog service.

 

As a Qualified 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?

 

Role Details:

- Location: Glasgow Mobility Team

- Contract: Permanent

- Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

- Interview Dates: Wednesday 19th April

- Key Requirements: Eligibility to work in the UK

 

The Glasgow Mobility Team provide services to approximately 215 guide dog owners across some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, from Dumfries and Galloway up to the Highlands and Islands. They are a progressive team, currently involved in a number of pilots to develop national standardized practice. You will be joining a collaborative and supportive group with a shared strong work ethic.

 

You will be a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor recognised under the International Guide Dog Federation.

 

You will have a technical understanding of the needs of service users in relation to the range of current products and services available from Guide Dogs and any partner agencies.

 

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

 

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.

 

For more information on this role and our benefits package, please click on the visit website link.

 

Diversity

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.

 

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.

 

 

To apply please visit:

https://jobs.guidedogs.org.uk/wrl//pages/vacancy.jsf?vacancyRef=0000016885

 

The closing date for this vacancy is 31st March 2017.

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