England, United Kingdom
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£60,971 - £64,019 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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

Guide Dogs’ purpose is to provide life-changing services to people living with sight loss. This is a unique opportunity to join us at an exciting time when we are broadening our services to reach more people with a visual impairment. Our 5-year strategic plan outlines our ambition to enable every person with sight loss to lead independent lives.

Are you a leader with vision, able to develop teams to deliver exceptional, life-changing services? Do you have experience of developing complex operations in a demand driven environment?   This is a unique opportunity to join Guide Dogs at an exciting time when we are broadening our services to reach more people living with a vision impairment including their family and friends.

Our 5-year strategic plan outlines our ambition to enable every person with sight loss to lead independent lives. Do you have the vision to make that happen?

In this pivotal role, the Regional Head of Operations will provide visible, high impact leadership to a diverse multi-disciplinary team in the region, enabling   high quality service delivery to broaden our reach. 

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of leadership at a senior level, in managing organisational change, driving improvements and delivering successful projects. We are looking for an influential leader with excellent interpersonal skills, who is comfortable in a multi-site leadership role.

We would welcome applications from people living with a vision impairment.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, so proven experience in managing teams who work with children is essential to us.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Leeds or Newcastle (will cover the North East region)

Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

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

Interview dates: 11th December, Leeds

Salary: £60,971 to £64,019 per annum

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

Diversity

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.

Safeguarding

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 November 2019
Closed date: 24 November 2019
Job ref: 0000034718
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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