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Driver/ Support Worker

Vacancy Details

Salary: £17,879 per annum
Location: Midlands
Region: Midlands
Job Type: Support Provider
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 01/05/2021
Date Posted: 12/10/2020
Reference: 0000037717


Job Title: Driver/ Support Worker
Location: High Peak with travel across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
Salary: £17,879 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week

The role
The Driver/ Support worker, known to Guide Dogs as an Access Assistant, enables a visually impaired person to carry out their role by undertaking tasks that they are unable to complete to help them be successful in their role.

In this role of Access Assistant, you will be supporting an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (OMSp). Tasks will include driving the member of staff throughout their region (covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) in a Guide Dogs vehicle as well as providing administrative support. 

Our Orientation and Mobility Service can help and support clients to learn new techniques that could increase their confidence and ability to move round safely and efficiently and achieve their goals.

Who we’re looking for
You will hold a full UK driving licence and have experience of working with blind and partially sighted people. Strong communication, planning and organisation skills and the ability to deal with confidential issues sensitively and with total integrity are essential for this role. As the role will also include administrative support, we will require the Access Assistant to be a confident user of Microsoft Office.

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 Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. A flexible approach with a willingness to work outside of core hours and away from home is required. 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.


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