Atherton, Greater Manchester
£21,568 - £22,838 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Atherton

Hours: 35 Hours per week

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

Interview dates: TBC

Salary: £21,568 to £22,838 per annum

We could not provide the life changing services we do without the remarkable dedication of our staff and volunteers. We already do a lot to recognise the talents and achievements of the people that make Guide Dogs. But, we know we can always do more. This role will coordinate our existing recognition programmes – including our annual people and volunteer awards – and support continuous innovation and improvement.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and experience of working with external suppliers as well as colleagues to deliver reward and recognition schemes for volunteers and/or staff.

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.

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 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.


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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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

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Refreshed on: 18 July 2019
Closed date: 24 July 2019
Job ref: 31821
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management

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