Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£27,472 - £29,091 per year + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Midlands Regional Centre, Leamington (Homestart to be discussed)

Hours: 35 Hours per week

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

Interview dates: 10th, 11th or 12th February Leamington

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. We aim to reach and support many more individuals over the next five years, from 200,000 people today, to 500,000 by 2023. 

Our Volunteers play a pivotal role towards providing this support by Puppy Walking young pups in the first year of their lives. Your role under direction of the Puppy Walking Operations Manager will include line managing a team of Puppy Training Supervisors within your allocated geographical area including remotely based staff. More detail on the accountabilities of the role can be found in the attached Job Description.

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. Requirements include;

• Proven planning and organisational skills, Good communication and inter personal skills. 

• Sound judgement and decision-making skills.

• Previous experience of staff or volunteer management.  

• Relevant professional experience of puppy training and development. 

• Proven record of recruiting and managing volunteers.

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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Refreshed on: 13 December 2019
Closed date: 22 December 2019
Job ref: 35341
Tags: Management, Vocational/Services

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