Technical Learning Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00072907-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £32,000 to £36,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Technical Learning Specialist helps those with sight loss to live the life they choose by coaching, mentoring, empowering and developing Academy learners through their learning programme to become a competent Guide Dog Trainer (GDT). Through training your learners to excel in their roles you will enable them to embark on careers within our technical canine workforce, producing highly trained guide dogs to ultimately become a life-changing partner to a person with a visual impairment.  
 
We are recruiting this role in the following locations: 
Cardiff 
Exeter 
Leamington
Leeds 
Maidstone 
Reading
Newcastle 

 

If you are interested in any of the above locations - please apply to the correct job vacancy location on our website: Careers at Guide Dogs | Guide Dogs
 
Think this may be the role for you? Hear more from Emma, one of our current Technical Learning Specialists: 

You can view the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouGhy77ndnc 
 
This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.  
 
This role is not suitable for home-working, although our Technical Learning Specialists enjoy the flexibility of working in a range of Guide Dogs sites and public locations to support their learners and dogs through our Academy learning programme. 
 
We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.  
 
More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description. 
 
We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date. 
 
Diversity  
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 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. 
 
Safeguarding  
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.