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Qualified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £33,196 to £38,912 per annum
Location: London
Region: South East
Job Type: Grade 4
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 06/14/2020
Date Posted: 05/22/2020
Reference: 0000036888


Qualified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Covering the London area
£29,091 to £34,807 per annum + £4,105 London Weighting
Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as an Orientation & Mobility Specialist, delivering specialist orientation and mobility services to promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted.

The role
Our Orientation & Mobility Specialists work directly with those who are blind and partially sighted to deliver specialist and personalised services to promote independence, choice, and to allow those with visual impairment to live the life they choose. 

Who we’re looking for
You will hold a qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker e.g. Dip HE Rehabilitation Studies or equivalent, and have experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted.

To see the full list of essential and desirable criteria please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

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.

How to apply
Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


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.


Salary: £33,196 to £38,912 per annum
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