22 May

Trainee Guide Dog Trainer Jobs Vacancy at The Guide Dogs For Blind Association Liverpool

Trainee Guide Dog Trainer
The Guide Dogs For Blind Association
Liverpool ENG
22 May, 2018 30+ days ago

The Guide Dogs For Blind Association Liverpool urgently required following position for Trainee Guide Dog Trainer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Trainee Guide Dog Trainer Jobs Vacancy at The Guide Dogs For Blind Association Liverpool Jobs Details:

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent
Training Location: Atherton Guide Dog Training School
Qualified Location: Liverpool Mobilty Team
Hours: 35 per week
Assessment dates: 25th-26th June at Atherton Guide Dog Training School.

“My world used to end at the front door. Now that’s where it starts.”
Betty, guide dog owner

Guide dogs change lives, opening up the world for their owners and bringing them a unique independence and freedom. They deserve the best training, and we are looking for Trainee Guide Dog Trainers (TGDTs) who are passionate about helping us prepare these incredible dogs for their working lives.

The 49-week Trainee Guide Dog Trainer training programme will cover the wide variety of topics required to become a qualified Guide Dog Trainer and will prepare you for further career development roles such as Guide Dog Mobility Instructor and Puppy Training Supervisor.

Once qualified, you will prepare dogs by assessing and training them to the high standards they need to go forward. We work with our dogs – they are active partners in the learning process, so you will be passionate about teaching them to enjoy their work and engage with their learning.
You will also help to train new Trainee Guide Dog Trainers, Puppy Trainers, Dog Care staff and others in dog handling skills and techniques. Most importantly, you will be an ambassador for Guide Dogs, promoting our public image and supporting our work to change the lives of people with sight loss.

The Guide Dog Trainer qualification is a recognised qualification under the International Guide Dog Federation which can provide the foundations for progression into other technical roles within Guide Dogs.

The modules will be taught either at the training location or at our site in Leamington Spa. Please see the attached programme for further details on the modules covered and the locations of the training.

In your application, you will need to show us examples of how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description.
We need to see;

  • Evidence of coaching, teaching, mentoring, instructing or managing people.
  • Previous experience working with adults and/or children
  • 2 A levels or equivalent qualifications, or equivalent work experience.
  • To be able to demonstrate the qualities and potential to fulfil the fully qualified Guide Dog Trainer role following completion of the training programme.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

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. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


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 interview to 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 vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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