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Trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £15,015 to £26,537 per annum
Location: Shrewsbury
Region: West Midlands
Job Type: Trainee
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 04/02/2017
Date Posted: 03/22/2017
Reference: 0000016874


We are currently recruiting for two Trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructors (tGDMI) to join our Shrewsbury Mobility Team.

These trainee positions are open to both qualified Guide Dog Trainers and unqualified applicants. Unqualified applicants will need to demonstrate in their application form how they meet the requirements of the Trainee Guide Dog Trainer job description, as well as that of the Trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. If successful, you would be required to successfully complete the trainee Guide Dog Trainer course prior to starting on the trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructor course. As a result, these applicants will start on the trainee Guide Dog Trainer course at Leamington Guide Dog Training School for the first 45 weeks of their training programme, until qualified as a Guide Dog Trainer. They will then start on the 2-year trainee Guide Dog Mobility Instructor programme within Shrewsbury Mobility Team.

For more specific information on the tGDMI role, requirements and the tGDT and tGDMI training programmes, please see the attached recruitment packs for each position.

Key information
Advert closing date: midnight, 2nd April
Assessment date: 24th-26th April
Course dates: (unqualified) 5th June 2017 - 16th March 2020 and 2nd October 2017 - 13th July 2020 (qualified) 7th August 2017 - 8th march 2019.
Key requirements: Eligibility to work in the UK

Attached is also guidance on completing an application form and further information on the Guide Dogs benefits.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

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 of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.


Salary: £15,015 to £26,537 per annum
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