Greater London
Reading, Reading
Bristol, City of Bristol
£27,472 - £29,091 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Bristol, Reading or Redbridge

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Interview & Assessment: 10th September

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

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

Guide Dogs is the largest provider of assistance dogs in the world and has been changing lives through the iconic guide dog partnership for over 85 years. 

We know how our dogs transform the lives of the people they are partnered with, and we want to help more people by developing a range of other canine assisted services. These new services will mean that many more people with sight loss will benefit from having a dog to help them as an assistant, a companion or through another canine assisted activity.  We also know that using our dogs to promote the life-changing work that we do and celebrate the role of dogs in society. 

It is an exciting time for us, and this role will be pivotal in supporting the design, development and delivery of a range of canine assisted interventions that use well-trained dogs to achieve benefits for people with a vision impairment.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;


•           Customer focused and outcomes-orientated

•           Passionate about the human-canine relationship

•           Proactive, positive and flexible

•           Self-motivated and organised

•           Creative when problem solving

•           Inclusive, willing to share and learn

•           Deliver to a high standard 

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached to each role on our careers site.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

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 believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and 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 invite to interview for all disabled applicants who 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.

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Refreshed on: 24 August 2019
Closed date: 01 September 2019
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