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Access Assistant

Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,984 to £23,036 pro rata per annum
Location: London
Region: London
Job Type: Grade 2
Category: Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
Closing Date: 10/02/2019
Date Posted: 09/11/2019
Reference: 0000031844


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

Vacancy Details

Vacancy type: Replacement
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London
Hours: 35 Hours per week 
Working pattern: Flexibility required between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday
Interview dates: To be confirmed
Salary: £17,879 to £18,931 + £4,105 London Weighting pro rata per annum

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

We are looking for an Access Assistant to enable our Engagement Officer to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively. This includes assisting with their travel to and from locations other than the London office and providing support in meetings and skype calls with colleagues, both internal and external.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;

Locating addresses, planning and booking travel to ensure the Engagement Officer  is able to fulfill their diary commitments in a punctual manner.
To provide sighted assistance including orientation and sighted guiding in unfamiliar environments. Sometimes this involves evening and weekend work. 
To note take and read documentation (online and offline) as required and handle/save information to the network in a sensitive manner and in compliance with new data protection regulations.
Provide exercise and environment enrichment for the Engagement Officer's guide dog.

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

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.

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 well-being 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 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.


Salary: £17,879 to £18,931 + London Weighting
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