Guide Dogs has a fantastic new job opportunity for an Access Assistant based in the South of Glasgow who has a full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. Some basic administrative skills are also required.
Working as a driver and admin support you will be driving and supporting a visually impaired Guide Dogs Employee on a day-to-day basis, enabling them to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively.
You will form a close and trusting working relationship with the supported person, and having a person-centred approach, good communication skills and flexibility and understanding are extremely important.
The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to work in a growing and fulfilling environment where your efforts will be greatly appreciated not only by the employee supported but also by Guide Dogs and the thousands of people we help.
This is a home start / homebased role, the working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.
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.
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.
To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include:
· Computer literate with a good knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages
· Excellent listening and communication skills particularly verbal.
· Proven, demonstratable ability to take a person-centred approach, build trust and work in a close one to one working relationship.
· Functional level of English and Maths to enable fulfilment of role requirements such as notetaking.
· Evidence of dealing with confidential issues sensitively and with total integrity.
· Proven ability to use initiative and able to work effectively under pressure
· Good interpersonal skills are essential as the role will require a close working relationship with the person being supported.
· Effective time management skills.
· Experience of working within a similar role
· Experience of supporting people with disabilities, in a work or voluntary capacity.
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.
To find out more and apply please visit our website
Closing date 30/01/2022