RG7, Reading

£34,688 - £36,729 per year

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

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

Job Description

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

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract for 12 months.

Location: Burghfield Common, Reading

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: 5th & 6th June.

Salary: £34,688 to £36,729 per annum.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.

The Fundraising Directorate exists to inspire and enable our organisation to provide life changing services, by encouraging people to raise much needed funds.

This new role is a great opportunity to join our Supporter Care Team within the Fundraising Directorate.

The main aim of this role will be to act as the primary lead on all Gift Aid related activities throughout the directorate. In this role you will provide guidance, information and direction of Guide Dog’s use of Gift Aid, as well as unlocking the value and providing a standardised and co-ordinated approach to Gift Aid for the whole organisation.

You will be on hand to ensure all departments maintain appropriate procedural documentation and make sure that best practices are adhered to, to ensure the completeness and validity of Gift Aid claims and maximise its full potential for the organisation.

You will have the opportunity to support other departments in reporting on Gift Aid and maintaining relationships with external organisations to ensure Guide Dogs leads the sector on Gift Aid.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of Gift Aid, and relevant legislation and guidance and enjoy working with a wide range of people and building relationships.

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.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

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.