Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£22,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We currently have several Trainee Habilitation Specialist vacancies advertised. Please only submit one application; this should be to your preferred location. If invited to interview, you will be given the opportunity to express interest in other locations.


As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check job, offers will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory check.


As a Trainee Habilitation Specialist, you will contribute, as a full-time member of staff whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People).


The content of the apprenticeship will be covered through a mix of on the job, and off the job training.


On the job training will be provided by Guide Dogs as part of the habilitation team in the role of Trainee Habilitation Specialist. Off the job training will be covered by the University course, delivered by University College London (UCL), key details of which are below.


University College London Course key dates


Application deadline dates: (if successful, applications must be made to UCL by this date): Early June 2021.

UCL Assessment dates: Early July 2021 at UCL

Course dates: UCL Starting in September 2021, 2-year course.


Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, University College London for Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) course. 


The applications need to be submitted after a job offer has been made and accepted and before June 2021 to increase the chance of gaining a place on the course. Places on the University course are limited for the September 2021 start date, and offers will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Positions are not held back for Guide Dogs employees.


More information on the course can be found within the candidate pack.


More information about the role can be found here:

  1. Guide Dogs Children Services | 30" TV advert | Accessible version - YouTube
  2. Nell - Lives Behind The Lens | Starting school | Accessible version - YouTube



Note: Guide Dogs will pay the tuition fees as part of the position of Trainee Habilitation Specialist.


Please refer to the recruitment pack below for more information on the Apprenticeship and University course.


We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.


We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.



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Refreshed on: 08 April 2021
Closing date: 18 April 2021
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