Community Engagement Officer

Closing date: 
23 Oct 2017
As a Community Engagement Officer, the overall purpose will be to develop and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders to develop a mutual understanding or service provision and opportunities for collaboration.

Within this role you will be responsible for;

•    Customer Engagement, with new and existing customers

•    Improving Access – actively challenging discrimination or social/environmental barriers affecting freedom of movement for people who are blind and partially sighted

•    Campaigning and Awareness – providing a local voice for national campaigns

Please refer to the Job description below for more information.

Key Requirements for this role include:

• Experience of coordinating and/or managing volunteers or staff
• Sound knowledge or practical and environmental challenges which can affect the independence and mobility of blind and partially sighted people
• Confident in speaking to groups
• Eligibility to work in the UK.

Role details: 35 hours per week, fixed term contract 

Interview Dates: 2nd and 3rd November 2017

To apply please visit

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check. 

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. 

For more information on this role and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. To apply for this position, please use the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


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 interview to 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 vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Closing date:
23 Oct 2017 17:00
Job Information
Fixed term
Full time
35 hours per week
£26,537 - £28,100
Contact Information
Andrew Murdock
Unit 17 Pilots View
18 Heron Road
0345 143 0193