Guide Dogs

Trading Secretary

As a key member of the local fundraising group you will be responsible for ordering and looking after Guide Dogs merchandise which is on sale at events.

The role involves:

Letting the group know about new stock items

Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the group and getting things ready to sell at events.  Receive, check and price goods.

With your Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book.

Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other group members' homes,

Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate.

In January carry out a complete stock take.

Skills or experience required:


Good communication skills - ability to put your thoughts across clearly and politely to others and working as part of a varied team.

Good organisation skills - the ability to keep track of items and records.

Access and ability to use email.

Preferably be willing to talk to the public about  the work Guide Dogs do.

What will I get out of it ?

Have fun and a sense of satisfaction that you have helped contribute to Guide Dogs mission of increasing mobility for blind and partially sighted people.

Developing experience and confidence of stock management and organisation.

A chance to develop your public relations skills and meet people from all walks of life.

Support or Training given

Regular and ongoing support from your local group and Community Fundraiser (staff contact).

Payment of out of pocket expenses

Flexible - time commitment depends on the number of events the fundraising group organises throughout the year.

This could be approximately 1 day per month.

Location: Local - you will be put in touch with your nearest fundraising group. often the events will be outdoors.

Mission Statement

Our vision

We will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Our purpose

We will deliver a world class guide dog service as part of a range of mobility services, and work to break down barriers to ensure people who are blind and partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms.

Our values

The beliefs that guide the entire organisation:

  • Dedicated to superior quality
  • Always trustworthy
  • Inclusive and embracing
  • Customer focused
  • Maximising impact
  • Passionate and determined