What we offer you

Staff benefits

We wouldn’t be able to change lives without our employees. That’s why it’s important for us to create a working environment that looks after our staff’s wellbeing so they can achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves as well as Guide Dogs.

We offer a wide range of benefits which can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

These include:

  • A 35-hour working week
  • 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
    Rising to 28 days after three years' employment
  • 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, such as the ability to buy and sell holiday
  • Discounts and cash-back scheme
    Access to discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from 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
  • Dog-friendly offices

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