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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Leeds
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
£28,988 - £35,199 per year plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The My Sighted Guide Community Development Officer helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by supporting the growth of the My Sighted Guide Service, expanding reach and flexibility through the community partner model and identifying opportunities to work in new ways. They deliver training to the friends and family of people with sight loss and to external partners, providing user friendly and appropriate services to communities.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

We recognise that the world looks a little bit different since the pandemic. Therefore, we’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. For this role, there will be opportunities to work from home as well as the office. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.

Candidate requirements

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


• Proven experience of volunteer management, supervision, and development.
• Experience of delivering training to groups and individuals in different formats.
• Experience of delivering successful project outcomes with an understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluation.
• Track record in influencing, building and sustaining relationships to achieve results.
• Relevant and recent knowledge of safeguarding practices including safer recruitment.


• Demonstrates an understanding of visual impairment issues and service requirements.
• Demonstrates a knowledge of additional needs.
• Experience of working within the voluntary sector.
• Experience of grants/contract management.
• An understanding of the Visually Impaired sector.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

How to apply

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above.

As part of your application ensure you provide evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.

The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised. If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.

Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

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 people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Application resources
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Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work we make a real difference, and change lives. We are ... Read more

Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 06 February 2022
Job ref: 000910
Tags: Training,Operations

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