Join #TeamGuideDogs and help people with sight loss live the life they choose

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?

At Guide Dogs, we have ambitious plans to increase the amount of support we're able to provide for people with sight loss. To do this, we're investing in our people.

We've set up our very own Guide Dogs Academy to make sure that every Guide Dog Trainer and Guide Dog Mobility Specialist has the very best training. This means that people with sight loss will get more support from us than ever before.

We are recruiting!

So what is an Academy Guide Dog Trainer or an Academy Guide Dog Mobility Specialist?

Our Academy Guide Dog Trainers train guide dogs so that they can go on to support a person with sight loss.

Our Academy Guide Dog Mobility Specialists, as well as training guide dogs,
delivers a safe and efficient guide dog service. This includes providing specialist advice, coaching and support to people with sight loss, so they to become confident in their guide dog partnership.

Hear more from our staff about why they love working for Guide Dogs.

Accessible Guide Dogs Mobility Specialist Video

Accessible Guide Dog Trainer Video

Learning with our Academy

When you join Guide Dogs, you'll receive a learning plan that builds on your current skills and experience. We keep your training varied and interesting-  through hands-on practical learning, digital content, workshops, observations, peer, group and self-directed learning.

Our learning and coaching is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be the best you can be in your role. Once you have developed these skills you will become a Guide Dog Trainer or Guide Dog Mobility Specialist.

Here's the formal bit

You will be working full time 35 hours per week and we are looking to fill up to 60 roles across the following locations:

Academy Guide Dog Mobility Specialists (A-GDMS)

Region

Location

North West

Shrewsbury

South East

Redbridge

When you apply you will be asked to detail what location you are applying to. We would like you to tell us your first and second choices for location.

The starting salary for Academy Guide Dog Mobility Specialist is £22,000 - £28,000 per annum. Following completion of the development programme, which is roughly 2 years, the salary range achievable once in the role is £33,219 - £45,500.

Academy Guide Dog Trainer (A-GDT)

Region

Location

North West

Shrewsbury

When you apply you will be asked to detail what location you are applying to. We would like you to tell us your first and second choices for location.

The starting salary for our Academy Guide Dog Trainer £22,000 - £28,000 per annum. Following completion of the development programme, which is roughly 14 months long, the salary range achievable once in the role is £26,238 - £36,000.

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