Competitive + benefits



Job Description

Do you have a teaching qualification, combined with a comprehensive understanding of secure establishments and educational teaching techniques? Are you truly passionate about animal welfare?

We are recruiting for a Education & Outreach Officer for the North West to join our growing Education Team.

Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 15,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 21 rehoming centres across the UK and Ireland.

Our education programme aims to educate children, young people and their families on responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs - targeting communities with particularly bad social/economic problems through schools, youth groups, prisons, secure units and alternative education provisions and family services.

The role of Education & Outreach Officer - North West will manage a network of secure establishments, delivering education workshops to groups of learners, as well as the associated administration and marketing which supports that.

The role will be field based and the candidate provided with a company car to reach establishment meetings, covering the North West area, including: Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will present confidently and passionately to a variety of audiences including youths, adults, local communities, and other service providers, as well as delivering one-to-one workshops to suitable candidates and/ or their families. You will also be required to deliver in a secure environment such as secure training centres and Her Majesty's Prisons, to modify the beliefs and behaviours of those who contribute to the problems of so called 'status dogs', dog abandonment and 'disposable dog culture', dog related antisocial behaviour, and cruelty and irresponsible ownership, improving knowledge and attitudes around responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs.

To be successful in this role you will have a Teaching qualification and comprehensive understanding of educational teaching techniques, as well as experience of behaviour management in a classroom setting. You will be proactive and highly organised, and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a knowledge and understanding of responsible dog ownership and a real passion for animal welfare charities, in particular Dogs Trust.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you to submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

N.B. Due to the nature of this role and its interaction with vulnerable adults and/or children or requirement to carry out financial transactions on behalf of Dogs Trust the successful applicant will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (or other relevant body) check before employment is confirmed.