England, United Kingdom
£22,958 - £27,878 pro rate per annum
Permanent, Part-time, 17.5 hours per week
Job description

The Content Editor helps people with sight loss to live they life the choose by bringing the work we do to life through copywriting, editing and content creation, with a focus on case studies. They produce and manage a library of diverse and engaging case studies for use by multiple teams, that reflect the work we do, the people who use our services, and the volunteers and staff that are at the heart of our work.


This role is Monday to Friday, 17.5 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday pro rata (excluding bank holidays) a year.


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.


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.


Candidate requirements

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



  • Proven experience as a writer or editor in a marketing, communications or journalistic setting.
  • Proven experience of managing and delivering multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A proven track record of producing high quality, effective branded content in a range of formats.
  • Knowledge of producing communications / marketing materials in accessible formats.
  • A full driving licence as the role requires national travel to sometimes remote areas.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience gained through copy writing and editing.
  • Proven experience in the production and post-production of video and photographic content of the highest quality – either, in-house or for an agency.
  • Experience of managing suppliers.
  • Experience working in the charity 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.


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.


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.


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Refreshed on: 27 November 2021
Closed date: 05 December 2021
Job ref: 000810
Tags: Marketing, Digital

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