Academy Coordinator

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Publication end date


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£20,598.99 to £23,173.86 per annum

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United Kingdom, National, National

Vacancy details


People & Performance - Learning & Development

Job Title

Academy Coordinator

Job Level

Support Provider

Contract type


External job advert

The Academy Co-ordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by supporting the Academy team to provide a world class learning experience driven by innovation, accessibility and technology.


This will be a busy, multifaceted role with many different areas of work. From supporting all the administrative & financial needs of the Academy Director, and their Team to supporting all project meetings and the Academy team set up.


This role is an office based role covering 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. The role can be based at any Guide Dogs office location, except London. Preferences will be discussed at interview.

As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 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.


Alongside your application form & CV, please upload a word document containing up to 1000 word supporting statement providing evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.


More details about this role and Project Academy as well as an overview and tips on the recruitment process, refer to 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.

Candidate profile

Candidate requirements


To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;



- Demonstrable experience in a busy project or administrative coordination role.

- Self-confident, proactive & dynamic. Comfortable to speak up and voice own opinion or flag missed details.

- Excellent attention to detail

- Able to navigate around a project plan confidentially.

- Able to use own initiative, work independently and hit the ground running in this fast-paced role.



- Experience in the use of Kallidus learning platform or similar.

- Project management qualification.

- Experienced in presenting date and building reports.


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.


How to apply

If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01189838837 or


Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above.


You will be asked to upload a current CV before you can access the form. Please ensure your CV contains a full work history, with any gaps accounted for.


Alongside your application form & CV, please also upload a word document containing up to 1000 word supporting statement providing evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.


The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised.

If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.


Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please upload additional documentation containing the extra detail.


Ccontact our Recruitment Team on 01189838837 or if you require any support with your application.

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Candidate Pack - Project Academy.pdf (722 Kb) Download attachment