Guide Dogs Harness

Make a career of caring

Since 1960, Guide Dogs Queensland has been a leader in the provision of quality mobility services to blind or vision impaired Queenslanders of all ages.

We have a wide range of unique career opportunities at Guide Dogs Queensland. Our organisation grows each year and includes professional staff positions, as well as an administration team tasked with looking after our finances, fundraising, marketing and communications and human resources functions.

There are two sides to our Client Engagement department – Canine Services and Client Services.

Positions in our Client Services unit include: Orientation and Mobility Instructors, Guide Dog Mobility Instructors, Counsellors, Cadet Orientation and Mobility Instructors, Rehab Carers and administration staff.

Positions in our Canine Services unit include: Canine Care Attendants, Puppy Development Supervisors, Guide Dog Trainers and administration staff.

Being part of the Guide Dogs team means you’ll enjoy a busy and friendly work environment that celebrates achievements and encourages your career development.

Work experience

Thank you for your interest in work experience with us. Our work experience program is currently under review with new information available July 2018.

Current Vacancies

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Guide Dogs Queensland (GDQ) is seeking a fulltime Corporate Partnerships Coordinator to provide an enhanced donor and supporter experience to improve retention, increase the number of partner organisations that support our work in the community.

The primary purpose of this role is to manage and develop corporate relationships for Guide Dogs Queensland in Brisbane.

This important position requires someone who has a broad range of relevant professional skills and experience, along with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate the ability to build valuable relationships. Our ideal candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Degree qualified in business, fundraising or marketing related disciplines.
  • At least 2 – 3 years fundraising experience especially in retention of existing corporate partners, best practice account management and working with a broad client portfolio.
  • Proven track record in networking and building relationships within the philanthropic community and securing and nurturing corporate relationships.
  • A self-starter with an ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and CRM databases.
  • A warm, friendly and engaging personality.
  • Current drivers licence – travel is a requirement of this position.

To view our position description, please click here:

To apply, please submit your CV with no more than 2 pages explaining how you’d be a great fit for this role:

Email: s.baldwin@guidedogsqld.com.auOr post to:

Seamus Baldwin
HR Team
Guide Dogs Queensland
PO Box 5301
Brendale DC QLD 4500

Applications close at COB on the 20th of April 2018.

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Guide Dogs Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified management professional to join our team at GDQ in the role of Guide Dogs Manager.

If you have the passion and motivation to provide excellent services combined with your proven experience in managing teams, then we would like to hear from you!

You will be responsible for leading a varied, technical and multidisciplinary team to drive our strategic initiatives and best practice capabilities within the Guide Dogs business unit.  You will be an innovative leader who thrives in an environment that is progressive, person centred and responsive to change. You will offer an engaging, collaborative approach, excellent communication skills, and have a shared passion for our vision of being a leading Queensland provider of services to people with low or no vision.

Our ideal candidate

When describing your leadership experience, you will tell an engaging story of how you have influenced people and organisational culture to deliver strategic objectives within a complex environment; combined with examples of how you have achieved great team building, business outcomes and goals.

To be a best fit in this role you don’t need to be a technical expert, but you do need to be a great people leader and manager. To be successful in the role we are looking for someone with at least 10 years’ work experience in the field of leadership and management.

This full-time role will challenge and reward you whilst allowing you to grow your skill set where we will offer:

  • A competitive salary in accordance with experience
  • Monday to Friday work hours
  • Career growth and the opportunity to specialize
  • A rewarding career where you have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of Queenslanders living with low or no vision.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply, please submit your covering letter addressing the following criteria statement (maximum 2 pages), along with a copy of your CV to:

Charmaine Creenaune, HR Manager
Email: c.creenaune@guidedogsqld.com.au

Or post to

HR Team
Guide Dogs Queensland
PO Box 5301
Brendale DC QLD 4500

Criteria Statement: What ‘value add’ experience or approach can you provide Guide Dogs Queensland in the role of Guide Dog Manager.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Receptionist (Part-Time)

Guide Dogs Queensland is seeking two flexible part-time receptionists (Job Share) to provide a welcoming and cheerful demeanour, as the first contact point for the Guide Dogs Queensland’s switchboard and reception desk.

Successful applicants must possess:

  • At least two years experience in a similar position.
  • Sound knowledge across Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • The ability to proficiently operate a telephone switchboard.
  • Well-developed organisational ability, with multi-tasking skills.
  • Professional communication skills with a focus on providing excellent customer service.

 Applicants must respond to the following selection criteria:

  • Proven ability in providing pro-active administrative support.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with a wide range of internal and external customers.

To view our position description, please click here:

 To apply, please forward your CV and application letter which addresses your suitability for this role to:

Email: b.gunst@guidedogsqld.com.au
Or post to:

Brittany Gunst
HR Team
Guide Dogs Queensland
PO Box 5301, Brendale  QLD  4500

Applications close at COB on the 4th of May 2018.

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date.

How to apply

To apply for a position advertised through this site you will need to follow the instructions attached to each position.

Applications for positions need to include your resume and a covering letter briefly addressing the position selection criteria from the position description.

Please include your email address and daytime or mobile number in your application.

Unsolicited applications

We do not accept unsolicited applications. We only accept applications for advertised positions.

Please contact us to find out more about working with Guide Dogs Queensland.