We currently have several Trainee Habilitation Specialist vacancies advertised. Please only submit one application;
this should be to your preferred location. If invited to interview, you will be given the opportunity to express
interest in other locations.
As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check job offers will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory
As a Trainee Habilitation Specialist, you will contribute, as a full-time member of staff, to the services delivered
by the Scotland team whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Graduate Diploma in Habilitation
and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People).
The content of the training will be covered through a mix of on the job, and off the job training.
On the job training will be provided by Guide Dogs as part of the habilitation team in the role of Trainee
Habilitation Specialist. Off the job training will be covered by the University course, delivered by University
College London (UCL), key details of which are below.
University College London Course key dates:
Application deadline date (if successful, applications must be made to UCL by this date): 30th June 2023
Course dates: UCL Starting in September 2023, 2-year course.
Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, University College London for Graduate
Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) course.
The applications need to be submitted after a job offer has been made and accepted and before 30th June to increase
the chance of gaining a place on the course. Places on the University course are limited for the September 2023
start date and offers will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Positions are not held back for Guide
More information on the course can be found here:
Note: Guide Dogs will pay the tuition fees as part of the position of Trainee Habilitation Specialist.