Atherton, Greater Manchester
Bristol, City of Bristol
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reading, Reading
£28,989 - £31,000 per year + benefits
Contract, Temporary, 12-month contract, Full-time
Job description

The IS Education Support role helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose through supporting end users in adopting and learning how to use the IS systems and technology available to them, and to understand IS roles, processes and activities. They manage and resolve issues reported by the business, providing proactive solutions.

This role will deliver key areas of the IS vision and act as a ‘subject matter expert’ for Microsoft and Citrix end user technology. They will support the delivery of the communication and training element of the IS strategy.


This role is office-based however the office location is flexible, and there is some home working flexibility available. This role is either 9am to 5pm with a half hour lunch or 9am to 5:30pm with an hour lunch, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 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.


More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.

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


Candidate requirements

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

• Experience of delivering and developing training programmes face to face and/or remotely using a number of digital technologies.
• Demonstrable experience of working with a high attention to detail in all aspects of working practice.
• Experience with the most recent versions of Windows Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office/O365.
• Generic business-based knowledge skillset.
• An understanding of working in the not-for-profit sector.

• Proven success of working in an administrative capacity within a Project Management Office (PMO).
• Detailed understanding of project management methodologies and the ability to create project plans.
• Project quality and governance criteria.

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 to 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.


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.

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Refreshed on: 14 June 2021
Closed date: 07 July 2021
Job ref: 000321
Tags: IT, Training

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