Breeding & Puppy Supply Coordinator
Our client’s mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with their specially trained assistance dogs.
If you are looking for an inspirational challenge, join their amazing assistance dog charity and contribute to their life changing work. This is a great opportunity to join their team sourcing puppies that will grow up to change lives.
Position: Breeding & Puppy Supply Coordinator
Location: Osgathorpe, Leicestershire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,683 to £28,354 (depending on experience)
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Annual Leave, wide range of discounts at high street shops, Employee Assistance Programme
Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 6th October, 2019
1st Interview: 23 October 2019
2nd Interview: 30 October 2019
About the role:
To help them create these amazing partnerships, they need amazing people and they have an exciting opportunity for a Breeding & Puppy Supply Coordinator to support the Breeding Manager with the development of the breeding programme. Specific duties will involve responsibility for sourcing and selecting puppies from external breeders that are suitable for placement into the puppy training programme.
You will research dogs within their agreed breeding lines, liaise directly with their breeders and develop strong and effective relationships in order to secure sufficient health and temperament tested puppies. You will be responsible for ensuring that puppies purchased from private breeders have the correct health attributes, conformation, aptitude and potential for life as an assistance dog. Ensuring the safety and welfare of the puppies is the primary consideration of the role at all times.
- Experience of interacting with puppies in the nest.
- Experience of dog breeding.
- Knowledge of dog care and welfare and dog training and behaviour.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organisation and IT skills.
Along with a flexible and adaptable approach, you’ll have a critical eye for detail with the ability to champion their charity values and interact with their breeders, volunteers and supporters in a positive and enthusiastic way. Most importantly you will be passionate about the transformative impact that their assistance dogs provide to their beneficiaries.
They offer a comprehensive benefits package including a generous annual leave allowance, access to an employee assistance programme, wellbeing portal and discounts on goods, retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from eating out, entertainment, supermarkets, clothing and travel.
This position is based at their training centre in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire. There is some flexibility in location available for the right candidate. The role has a national remit and regular travel will be required within the UK in order to visit breeders and collect and deliver puppies.
Please apply online with a CV together with any supporting documentation that demonstrates your suitability for the role.
They are a disability confident committed employer and welcome diversity, promote equality and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
You may have experience of the following: Breeding Coordinator, Puppy Supply Coordinator, Puppy Breeder, Dog Breeder, Animal Welfare, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.