Qualified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

Qualified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

Guide Dogs | England, AR, 72046, US
Salary Range:$37,000 – $53,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Qualified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

Contractual hours


Vacancy location


England, North West, North West


Operations - North West

Job Title

Qualified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

Job Level

Specialist Professional

Contract type


External job advert

Due to internal promotion, we have opportunities for enthusiastic Vision Rehabilitation Specialists (Rehab Workers) to join our passionate and professional team across the North West region. The successful candidate would be allocated an appropriate geographical area.

Essential information: This position is for individuals who are qualified as a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist or hold a qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker. 

This is an exciting time at Guide Dogs. Our VRS (Rehab) Team now offer a wide range of rehabilitation services to empower visually impaired customers to live the life they chose. From technology to mobility, we love to give our service users a bespoke service to enable them to independently live the life they choose.

By joining this dedicated team, you’d be part of building future rehab services with our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Opportunities are available for full-time (35 hours) or part-time (negotiable) working. 

The starting salary for this role is £33,129 with potential scaled progression.

We wouldn’t be able to change lives without our employees. That’s why we need to create a working environment that looks after our well-being. We offer a wide range of benefits for our staff which include: 

  • Flexible benefits package, discounts, and cashback scheme (equivalent to 3% of your salary)
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced terms for parenting and sickness leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

More details about this role, the Organisation, and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description. For an informal conversation, contact jenny.lloyd@guidedogs.org.uk or penny.anderson@guidedogs.org.uk or call our People Services team on 0118 3540 345. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date. 


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.


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.

Candidate profile

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;

  • Qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker e.g. Dip HE Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) or equivalent.
  • In addition, evidence of continued professional development to maintain current knowledge and experience within the field.
  • Current valid UK Driving Licence, or ability to demonstrate how to complete the role without.
  • Experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted.
  • Proven experience of liaising effectively with other professionals / agencies.
  • Qualified teacher of visual impairment (QTVI) with a recognised mobility qualification.
  • Training in person-centred approach. 
  • Experience working with people with complex needs.
  • Experience working with volunteers.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

How to apply

If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above.

As part of your application ensure you provide evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.

The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised.

If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.

Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.

Please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk if you require any support with your application.