Dog Welfare Officer

Canine Partners
31 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Dog Welfare Officer

This is an exciting opportunity working directly with our assistance dogs in training!

Canine Partners help adults who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and limits their independence by training our assistance dogs to support them. With almost 400 disabled people now living with a fully trained canine partner in the UK our reach continues to increase.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. We have an exciting opportunity to join the Training Department as a Dog Welfare Officer, based at our Southern Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex.

Position: Dog Welfare Officer
Location: Heyshott, West Sussex
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 17.5 hours per week/ 3.5 hours per day
Salary: £17,438 per annum (pro rata for part time)

Closing date for applications: 9am 16 April 2018
1st Interview Date: 25 April 2018

About the Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join this friendly and welcoming team, working closely with our Trainers and directly with our assistance dogs in training. The role consists of providing and maintaining the welfare needs of young dogs aged between 12 and 18 months during their stay in our onsite kennels whilst they undergo training to become assistance dogs.

This role is physically demanding and involves a lot of kennel cleaning and working outside in all weathers. You will also be required to maintain the high standards of obedience we teach our dogs, and give grooming and health instructions to our partners.

In this interesting and rewarding role you will be responsible for exercising, grooming, feeding and bathing dogs while maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in our kennels and ensuring the welfare needs of the dogs are met at all times.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of dog care and welfare issues, the ability to communicate with a wide range of people, good administration and computer skills, excellent attention to detail and be happy working outside in all weathers.

Above all you will embrace our values with a passion, and love working as part of the growing Canine Partners family. Joining Canine Partners could be the start of a fantastic career, assisting disabled people to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life.

You may have experience of the following: Dog Welfare, Dog Grooming, Puppy Training, Animal Trainer, Dog Behaviourist, Dog Training, Charity, Guide Dogs, Canine Training, Dog Training Support, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications

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