RG7, Reading
£21,568 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Interviews: 17th and 18th March 2021


The Supporter Care Advisor helps those with sight loss to live the life they choose by providing a first-class customer service to current and future potential supporters with the aim to maximise retention of existing supporters and grow a long-term supporter base. This role is responsible for answering supporter queries and concerns by phone, email or postal correspondence.


This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 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.


The successful candidate will be required to work in the Reading office, including during lockdowns.


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 profile

To be able to fulfil this role, and provide help to those with sight loss, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


• Proven experience in administration within a Customer Service environment.
• Demonstrable experience of using a Customer Relation Management (CRM) system to record customer activity.
• Proven understanding of Gift Aid and data protection regulations.
• Good Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills.
• Demonstrable evidence of willingness and ability to deliver the highest standards of customer care.
• Confident telephone manner showing patience, empathy and listening skills.


• Previous exposure to working in the charity sector.


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.


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.


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 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: 26 February 2021
Closed date: 08 March 2021
Job ref: 000061
Tags: Fundraising

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