My Sighted Guide Partnership Officer

Closing date: Wednesday 05 January 2022
Location: North West
Hours: 35 hours
Salary: £28,988 per annum and benefits
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: 17 or 19 January 2022

Role Description:

The My Sighted Guide Partnership Officer provides an exceptional person-centric service user experience, enabling people with sight loss to live the life they choose by acting as the champion and technical expert for My Sighted Guide services. They ensure My Sighted Guide services are available, when appropriate, to service users at all stages of their mobility journey. This role will involve travelling across the North West region.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.

Guide Dogs UK recognise that the world looks a little bit different since the pandemic. Therefore, they committed to enabling their staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. For this role, there may be opportunities to work from home as well as the Atherton office. Guide Dogs want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.

Guide Dogs offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, they provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for their people.

Guide Dogs UK reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. They positively welcome and seek to ensure they achieve diversity in their workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. Guide Dogs UK encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to 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. They expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate requirements

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


  • Proven experience of volunteer management, supervision, and development.
  • Experience of delivering training to groups and individuals in different formats.
  • Relevant and recent skills and experience working in a safeguarding setting or having responsibility for the safeguarding of others, e.g. social care, education, health, police, voluntary sector safeguarding lead.
  • Recent and relevant experience of working within the children /vulnerable adults’ sector.
  • Relevant and recent knowledge of safeguarding practices.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of visual impairment issues and service requirements.
  • Understands the importance of accessibility and usability in a training context.

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

For an informal conversation please contact Carlie Haigh on 07385 939644.

For more information and details for applying are available via this link: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – My Sighted Guide Partnership Officer (

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