Puppy Training Coordinator

Canine Partners
Eastbourne, UK
12 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Puppy Training Coordinator

If you are looking for an inspirational challenge, join our amazing assistance dog charity and contribute to our life changing work.

Canine Partners' mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs. To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people.

Position: Puppy Training Coordinator
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,320.85 per annum
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Annual Leave, wide range of discounts at high street shops

Closing date for applications: Midnight 8th September 2019
1st Interview Date (Practical Assessment Centre): 24 September or 25 September 2019
2nd Interview Date: 01 October or 02 October 2019

All interviews will take place at our Southern Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Puppy Training Team as a Puppy Trainer. This role is at the forefront of our assistance dog training programme and is responsible for co-coordinating and monitoring the progress of the puppies to ensure they receive the highest standard of socialisation and early training in order to maximise their chances of becoming qualified working Canine Partner.


- Providing on-going training, support and advice to volunteer Puppy Parents.
- Carrying out home visits and classes for Puppy Parents.
- Recruiting Puppy Parents.
- Monitoring progress of puppies.

About you:

- Experience of training puppies.
- Demonstrable dog training knowledge and skills.
- A working knowledge of the assessment of puppy and dog behaviour and traits.
- Coaching and training skills.
- Current UK driving licence or able to provide transport to enable visits.
- Ideally you will be located within the boundary for the satellite or close to our training centre.

Ideally, you will also have experience of working with volunteers. You will be confident communicating with volunteers, staff, our partners, and visitors alike and be able to provide an all-important positive and professional impression of Canine Partners at all times.

Above all you will embrace our values with passion and love working as part of the growing Canine Partners family helping disabled people to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life.

This important role will be home based working within a defined geographical location in the East Sussex area (please see the attached map) in order to visit our puppies in the region. There is an expectation that 1 day a week will be spent at our Southern Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex; this will give you the opportunity to work closely with other members of the puppy department.

Canine Partners is a Disability Confident Committed employer.

You may have experience of the following: Puppy Training Coordinator, Puppy Training, Puppy Trainer, Dog Trainer, Animal Trainer, Dog Behaviourist, Dog Training, Guide Dogs, Canine Training, Dog Training Coordinator, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.

Ref: 88387

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