Full Time – 35 Hours per week
Salary £23,000 - £25,500 per annum depending on experience
The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the work of Dogs for Good. This will be an interesting and varied role, working closely with the Development Manager and members of the training department teams as well as external collaborators. The Development Officer will be involved in practical trialling and testing of new ideas, working with dogs and clients with varied needs. These projects may be based around any of the services currently offered by Dogs for Good. The Development Officer will assist in training and supporting staff working in the projects and research potential new development opportunities and services. They will support the inclusion of research and evaluation into the development of all projects as well as current services to enable an evidence-based approach to service development.
Applications will be considered from people who are able to demonstrate experience and / or qualifications working with adults and children with varying needs, showing a commitment to a person-centred approach.
They will have with a high level of practical dog training and handling experience, and be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the field of Animal Assisted Intervention with dogs. Personally, the successful candidate will be creative, keen to learn and challenge their own thinking, analytical, self-disciplined and have a flexible approach. They must be a strong team player, demonstrate good people skills, and enjoy a varied role.
The role can be home based, ideally within an hour’s travel to our Banbury centre, and available to attend on average once a week. The role will also involve regular travel to other project locations. Please note that we cannot employ anyone under 18 years of age or anyone who does not hold a full UK driving licence.
Dogs for Good have a generous contributory pension scheme, death in service benefit and an income protection plan, after a qualifying period. Employees are entitled to 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), which increases with every five years’ service completed up to a maximum of 31 days holiday after 20 years’ service. Dogs for Good is committed to staff continuing their learning and CPD is regularly reviewed.
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