Operations Support Coordinator

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Publication end date


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£18,500 - £20,250 dependent on experience

Vacancy location


England, West Midlands, Leamington

Vacancy details


Operations - Midlands & East

Job Title

Operations Support Coordinator

Job Level

Support Provider

Contract type


External job advert

The Operations Support Coordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by delivering a professional and pleasant work environment within our regional centres or community teams. Ensuring that anyone engaging with the local office whether in person or through virtual means will experience high standards of customer service, people-centred service and efficient professional and administrative support.


We’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.


For this role you’ll be working 35 hours per week, worked 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  We are looking for you to attend the office with some home working opportunity.


We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, 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.


More details can be found in 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

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



  • Educated to post-secondary level with a minimum of 3 GCSE passes including Maths & English at grade C (or equivalent) (QCF level 2 / SQCF level 5)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and reading skills required for communications. Good level of mathematics required for financial data processing.
  • Experience in a customer service role, and/or office/administration role.
  • Completing basic H&S risk assessments.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of GDPR regulations.
  • Computer literate with advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Highly motivated towards a delivering a person-centred service.
  • Evidence of dealing with confidential issues sensitively and with total integrity. Positive, team player, who is a self-starter and uses initiative to complete tasks.
  • Effective time management skills



  • Experience of dealing with complex queries and/or complaints.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or CARE database.

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 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

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

As part of your application ensure you provide 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.

Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.

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 ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.

Please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk if you require any support with your application.

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