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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructors - various locations in the UK

Are you a Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) who would like to find out more about coming to work for us in the UK? If so we would love to hear from you.


What would you be doing?

  • Dog Training - Trains dogs according to set generic standards as well as according to specific individual client requirements.
  • Client Assessment - Determines the mobility potential of new or existing clients through an assessment process.
  • Matching - Ensures that dogs are well matched to clients on our waiting lists according to priority status.
  • Client Training - Plans and delivers training courses for matched clients to meet service user needs.
  • Aftercare - GDMIs will often have responsibility for a geographical ‘patch’ of GDOs and will be individually responsible for planning, delivering and responding to the aftercare needs of this group.
  • Mentoring - Provides close mentoring, supervision and training of trainee GDMI’s by directly providing all of their ‘on the job’ practical development and supporting much of their theoretical development. 
  • Professional advocacy - Provides professional input or key advocacy in support of various external events targeting awareness, collaboration, fundraising or PR opportunities.
  • Data Capture - Maintains accurate and timely client and dog reports and assessment records on the appropriate IS system, in line with national standards ensuring DPA compliance
  • Any other activities relevant to the role that will enable us to get blind and partially sighted people out and about in the way they choose


What we are looking for:

  • You will be passionate, open and innovative
  • You will hold a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor qualification, recognized under the International Guide Dog Federation.
  • You will have have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the Guide Dog Mobility Instructor role.
  • Experience of working for a recognized organization under the International Guide Dog Federation.


We are able to recruit migrant workers from overseas if you are a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor with experience of working at an International Guide Dog School and we are unable to recruit a settled worker from the UK or EEA. In order to employ you we will obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship and in turn you will need to make an application for a visa to come and work in the UK.


Please note this opportunity is only open to qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructors and we are unable to employ anyone without eligibility to work in the UK into any other role with us.


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 of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.


If you would like to find out more or register your interest please contact helene.palmer@guidedogs.org.uk