Sheffield, South Yorkshire (On-site)
£19,838 - £23,570 per year
Contract, 16-months, Full-time
Job description

Support Dogs have an exciting opportunity available within the training department, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join our puppy team.  The successful applicant will be responsible to oversee approximately 10 puppies at any one time, providing a structured and tailored training programme for each, ensuring each puppy is progressing as expected and raising any concerns to management.  The role will involve working closely alongside our valued volunteers, ensuring they are receiving excellent support, regular training sessions and are given advice as and when required.  Other duties within this role may include the recruitment, assessment, and training of our new volunteers.


The applicant 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 for this role.  All applicants are to have a full clean driving licence. 

Occasional overnight duties and from time-to-time weekend work will be required to assist the Charity by participating in activities such as fundraising events and demonstrations. 

Due to the high level of interest that we receive for training vacancies, it is not always possible to answer telephone enquiries.  Should you have any questions about the vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email.

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV via email or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following in your covering letter and CV;

Explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability where possible.  Include details of any training and/or voluntary work you may have undertaken that is relevant to the role. 

Three referees (if applicable) to cover at least the past 5 years, one of these is to be your present or most recent employer, whichever is relevant to your current situation.  Open references/character references from family/friends are not accepted.  Please also to ensure you provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education and give the reasons for leaving a position.

Closing date – will remain open until we have successfully recruited

Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.


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Posted on: 04 July 2022
Closed date: 03 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Puppy Co-ordinator/fixed-term
Tags: Training, Teaching

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