What we offer you

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:

  • 35 hour working week
  • 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
    Rising to 28 days after three years' service
  • Defined contribution group personal pension plan
    Guide Dogs matches employee contributions plus 2% up to a maximum of a 9% employer contribution
  • Life assurance
    A core benefit of 4 times salary
  • Flexible benefits
    An amount equivalent to 3% of salary is given to employees to purchase benefits from a suite of well-being products
  • Discounts and cash-back scheme
    Access to discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases for supermarkets, clothing, electrical goods, travel, eating out, insurance and much more
  • Employee assistance programme
    A free-phone confidential helpline to provide unlimited access to advice, information and face-to-face counselling support, where appropriate 
  • Occupational sick pay
    Enhanced above the statutory minimum
  • Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay
    Enhanced above the statutory minimum
  • Child care vouchers
    Enabling NI savings to be made on child care costs
  • Eye care vouchers
    Free eye tests and if needed specifically for VDU work, a contribution towards glasses
  • Hearing tests
    Free hearing tests for employees working in our kennels
  • Dogalogue 10% discount
    A 10% discount on orders from the Guide Dogs official shop