Support Worker and Driver – Employee Access Assistant

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P4605
  • Date Posted: 10 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £17,443 to £18,469
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Administration, Not For Profit, Charity, Third Sector, Driving Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Support Worker and Driver / Employee Access Assistant that has a full, clean driving licence, some basic administrative skills and is comfortable around dogs is required by the Guide Dogs.


SALARY: £17,443 – £18,469 per annum

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service), Contributory Pension Plan, Flexible Benefits (includes: Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Healthcare and Hospital Treatment Plan, Dental Insurance, Additional Life Assurance, Health Screening, Buying and Selling Annual Leave (up to 3 days), Cashback on Salary (up to 2% of salary equivalent)), Retail Discount and Cashback Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Enhanced Occupational Sick, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay above statutory minimum, Childcare Vouchers and Eye Care Vouchers


LOCATION: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 35 Hours per Week


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates MUST live within 10 miles of Stevenage


KEY REQUIREMENTS: You will be supporting and transporting one of the Company’s Engagement Officers and their Guide Dog. Therefore, you must be comfortable with dogs in the workplace, have a full, clean driving licence and good administration skills.


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We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Support Worker and Driver / Employee Access Assistant that has a full, clean driving licence, some basic administrative skills and is comfortable around dogs.

Working as the Support Worker and Driver / Employee Access Assistant you will be driving and supporting one of the Company’s visually impaired Engagement Officers on a day-to-day basis.

This job will involve driving the Engagement Officer daily to appointments around Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas.

As the Support Worker and Driver / Employee Access Assistant you will also look after the guide dog whilst the Engagement Officer is attending meetings and assist in the dog’s overall well-being, check and read emails, take notes in meetings and carry out basic administrative skills.

As a successful candidate, you will have an exciting opportunity to work in a growing and fulfilling environment where your efforts will be greatly appreciated by Guide Dogs and the thousands of people they help.



If this job looks like your ideal position then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties and responsibilities as the Support Worker and Driver / Employee Access Assistant:

  • To drive the engagement officer from Stevenage (and back) to other Guide Dog sites and external venues. This includes locating addresses, planning routes and the timing of journeys
  • Providing sighted assistance, orientation and guiding to the Engagement Officer
  • Note take and read documentation to the Engagement Officer as required by them
  • Assist with basic data input on Microsoft Office programmes
  • Provide exercise and environment enrichment for the Engagement Officer’s guide dog



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.



  • To hold a full, clean UK driving license and have your own car
  • Achievement of GCSE passes at C, or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Evidence of dealing with confidential issues sensitively and with integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

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

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they work. They expect all of their employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs MUST be attached to your email job application in Microsoft Word or PDF format for our systems to process your application correctly, rather than your CV copied and pasted into the body of the email.


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