Volunteering Advisor

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Leamington Spa
25 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Central Midlands
Hours: 35 hours per week
Working pattern: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Interview dates: TBC
Salary: GBP34,688 - GBP36,729 per annum

At Guide Dogs we could not provide the life changing services we do without the remarkable dedication of our volunteers. From raising our puppies to being a sighted guide, and from generating funds to supporting and directly delivering our services, every volunteer is fundamental to the work we do.

To achieve our ambition of reaching more blind and partially-sighted people and providing them and their family and friends with life-changing services, we predict we will need 6,000 more volunteers undertaking a much wider range of roles over the next five years. We're therefore investing in the capacity and capability of our Volunteering function.

This new role will advise and support our teams working within local communities across the region and oversee a number of Coordinators providing day-to-day support to recruit and retain volunteers and deliver great volunteering experiences.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading and managing volunteers, experience of using CRM systems and be effective in implementing and continuously improving working practices across multi-site teams.

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.

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 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 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.