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Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
Location: Newcastle
Region: North East
Job Type:
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 07/12/2020
Date Posted: 06/29/2020
Reference: 0000037490


Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor
£27,472 to £29,091 per annum + benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor based in and around our Newcastle office. 

The role
The Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by enabling people with sight loss to get out and about through their partnership with a guide dog. 

The key responsibilities of the role include supervising or delivering the training of dogs to be safe and efficient guides, and providing specialist assessment to service users to determine their compatibility for guide dog mobility and determine the most suitable type of dog as a potential partner.

Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate for this role will:
  • Hold the GDMI qualification recognised by the International Guide Dogs Federation, and in addition evidence of continued professional development to maintain current knowledge and experience within the field.
  • Have experience of working for an organisation recognised by the International Guide Dogs Federation.
  • Have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the GDMI role is required to perform effectively and this includes understanding of: the structure and activities of the Association, dog training theory basic and advanced, Dog law, relevant medical conditions.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week with some flexibility required, 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.

We reserve the right to close adverts early. 

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.


Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
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