Commercial Manager

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Flexible within the UK
£44,365 to £46,973 per annum + benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2020
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Job Title: Commercial Manager

Location: Flexible, to be discussed at interview

Salary: £44,365 to £46,973 per annum + benefits

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as the Commercial Manager in our central Fundraising team.

The role

The Fundraising team play a key role in ensuring that we continue to be able to help people with sight loss to live the life they choose. 

As the Commercial Manager, you will manage the strategic and operational running of Guide Dogs commercial operation

The role sets and delivers the Commercial strategy, working with the Fundraising Management Team, to increase market share and profitability, while considering organisational cost savings and benefits as well as income.

Who we’re looking for

The Commercial Manager will:

  • Have commercial experience across multiple channels.
  • Have experience of managing Ecommerce sites and mail order with full ROI, budget and profit and loss responsibility with a sales targeted environment.
  • Have up to date knowledge of safeguarding and data protection in marketing, and knowledge of legislation relevant to Commercial activities.
  • Have excellent written communication and copywriting skills.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.


This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. 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.

How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

If you have any questions please contact our People Service Centre on


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 disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who 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.

We reserve the right to close adverts early. 

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.

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