Support Dogs have a very exciting role available within the puppy team of our training department. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, driven and motivated individual.
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a number of puppies, who will be at various stages in their training, be capable of providing structured training to each and have the ability to identify potential behavioural problems with the ability of writing a specific training plan in accordance with the problem in order to overcome it. The role will also include working closely alongside our valued volunteers who care for our puppies, ensuring they are receiving excellent support, regular training sessions and are being advised accordingly. Other duties within this role will include the recruitment, assessment and training of new volunteers.
The successful candidate will be required to work off site for periods of time so they must show the ability to work alone effectively, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communication skills.
Previous and proven experience of working with puppies, within a professional capacity, such as planning and conducting puppy training classes to a group of people is an essential quality that all candidates must have. Anyone interested in applying for this role must have a full clean driving licence. Please visit Support Dogs website to see a full job description and further specific requirements and criteria in order to be eligible to apply for this role.
Occasional overnight duties and some weekend work will be required from time to time.
Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to the given email address or alternatively by post for the attention of Katie Burns, Training Manager. In your covering letter please include an explanation of why you feel you meet the roles criteria and include details of any training/voluntary work that you have undertaken that is relevant to the role. Please also provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education, giving the reasons for leaving a position.
This position will remain open until the right candidate is employed. Please be aware this is a two stage interview process.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus restrictions we are suspending immediate recruitment for this post. However if this is a position you would like to be considered for in the future and you are happy for us to hold on to your details, please do submit your application. We will then review this once the recruitment process restarts.
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