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Orientation and Mobility Specialist (Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,472 to £30,000 per annum
Location: Home Start (Nominated Office)
Region: National
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 01/03/2021
Date Posted: 11/23/2020
Reference: 0000037540


Job Title: Orientation and Mobility Specialist (Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment)
Location: This field based role will cover a geographical patch and applications will be considered from any part of Wales
Salary: £27,472 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience (+ benefits)
Current Total Salary Progression: Up to £38,123 per annum depending on development within the role
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Interviews: January 12th, 2021
Essential: Applicants must hold a qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment 

The ability to speak Welsh with our customers is desirable for this post.

The role
The Orientation and Mobility Specialist (OMSp) helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by delivering orientation and mobility services that promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted. Through personalisation, the OMSp will provide a specialist holistic assessment of customer needs and will provide information and advice about what support is available for them. 

Who we’re looking for
You will hold a qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment and be able to evidence continued professional development to maintain current knowledge and experience within the field. 

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.

The core hours of this role are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. When needed, we may require a flexible approach with a willingness to work outside of core hours and away from home. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 

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:

  • Defined Contribution Personal Pension Plan
  • A choice of Flexible Benefits equivalent to 3% of salary to purchase benefits though an on-line portal including Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Healthcare and Hospital Treatment Plan, Dental Insurance, Additional Life Assurance, Health Screening, buying and selling annual leave (up to 3 days), Cashback to salary (up to 2% of salary equivalent)
  • Discounts and Cashback Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Sick pay
  • Occupational Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay enhanced above the statutory minimum.
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye Care Vouchers

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.

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.

We reserve the right to close adverts early. 


Salary: £27,472 to £30,000 per annum
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