£55,000 - £58,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re recruiting for a Test Lead, who will help people with sight loss live the life they choose by leading a team of test analysts and being the gatekeeper of quality configuration, customisation, and data for our Digital platforms.

As a Test Lead working in an Agile environment across a large and complex enterprise architecture, the successful postholder will be a key player in ensuring that all software change is optimised to the very highest quality.

Responsibilities include:

  • developing a test strategy and function
  • formulating and executing test cases, managing test data, and supporting the  team and colleagues in the execution of Business Acceptance Testing

We’re looking for someone who can be hands-on in ensuring the effective utilisation of defect tracking software (Jira), and who’ll work closely with our Technology Delivery Manager and other Heads of Technology verticals to ensure effective communication, coordination and feedback across our testing, development and delivery functions.

This homebased role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.

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.



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.


Candidate profile

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


  • ISTQB certification or recognised equivalent certificate in Testing
  • Experience in leading and managing test analysts
  • Experience in developing testing strategy to support an organisations technology stack
  • Experience in creating/Implementing Test Cases, Plans, Scripts etc.
  • Experience of Selenium Webdriver
  • Good interpersonal skills / friendly and approachable, strong facilitation skills. 


  • Agile accreditations
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Defining Test Strategies for functional and non-functional testing

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.

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Refreshed on: 29 June 2022
Closed date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 001628
Tags: IT, Management

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