Atherton, Greater Manchester
Birmingham, West Midlands
WC1H, London
£27,472 - £29,091 per year (plus London weighting of £4,105 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: Brimingham, London and Atherton.

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Working pattern: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Interview dates: To be confirmed

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum 

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Guide Dogs aims for a future where every person with vision impairment has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full. We deliver life-changing services, but we know that people who are blind or partially-sighted face challenges using public transport and with access to buildings, goods and services, and health and social care, as well as inaccessible street design and other obstacles. We are here to ensure that changes. 

We are expanding our Policy & Campaigns team, introducing 3 local managers to further the aims of Guide Dogs in the English regions including relations with local government, local societies, local authorities and other relevant organisations. We looking for managers to be based in Atherton, Leamington and Redbridge.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a policy role with responsibility for liaison with internal and external networks, influencing opinion formers including politicians, civil servants and professional groups and campaigning to secure change in policy and practice. Detailed knowledge of the political framework and environment in the UK and of local government/regional devolved administration in England is also essential.

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 well-being 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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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

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

Refreshed on: 12 July 2019
Closed date: 15 July 2019
Job ref: 31945, 31946, 31947
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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