Bristol, Bristol City (On-site)
£27,925 per annum + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you an experienced Dog Trainer looking for a unique opportunity to lead a team? Do you want to make a difference to dog owners in your community and improve dog welfare?

We are looking for a Head Coach to lead a team providing Puppy, Adolescent and Adult dog training and education classes in the local community. Helping owners understand the best way to train their dogs and form a life-long bond with their four-legged friends.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down. Our teams are passionate about understanding the local dog welfare issues and delivering programmes that achieve real change for dogs and their owners.

Dog School plays an essential part of achieving positive change in the community; aiming to prevent the development of problem behaviours in dogs which may lead to relinquishment or euthanasia. Our teams provide positive, high quality, welfare friendly advice on dog training and behaviour during our fun, educational classes. Using only reward-based methodology, the Dog School aim is that each dog leaves the school with the ability to follow basic commands and behave well in many everyday settings.

You and your team will organise and deliver a minimum of 15 training classes per week, ensuring the attendees get the best possible experience within the school. Leading a small team of coaches, you will have a responsibility for development of in-class training skills and behaviour knowledge, as well as undertaking all performance management activities. Acting as a Dogs Trust ambassador you will promote Dog School in the local area through networking with relevant local businesses and targeting potential local events.

With experience of delivering dog training Classes you will have excellent communication and organisational skills. Passionate about helping dog owners better understand their pets you will have a good knowledge of the scientific principles underlying the development of behaviour in dogs.

An experience of managing a small team would be an advantage. However, we are keen to hear from talented trainers who are looking to develop their management skills. We also have plenty of other development opportunities; all Dog School team members are developed towards their APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) assessment and ongoing membership is paid for. We also offer comprehensive training packages focusing on Dog Training, Customer Service, Presentation Skills, Key Management Skills and Media training to help you make a difference. 

So if you want to make a difference and are interested in working at the forefront of dog welfare where you will have opportunities for furthering your skills with continuing professional development, we would love to hear from you!

More about Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has an income of over £90 million. The Trust, which cares for around 14,0... Read more

Refreshed on: 31 January 2022
Closed date: 14 February 2022 at 23:59
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