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Training & Behaviour Advisor

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Berkshire, UK
Closing date
19 Dec 2020

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Training & Behaviour Advisor


£27,472 to £29,091 per annum + benefits


Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Training & Behaviour Advisor for our Reading Community Team.

The role

The Training & Behaviour Advisor helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by facilitating and supporting the roll out and maintenance of Guide Dogs' Standardised training for Excellent Partnerships (STEP) and Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP).

With support from the regional Training and Behaviour Consultant, the TBA provides expert training and behaviour advice and practical support to staff, clients and volunteers responsible for handling, socialising and training puppies and dogs.

Who we're looking for


You will have experience of working with dogs specifically in relation to the shaping of behaviours and task acquisition relevant to Guide Dogs' and their clients, experience of coaching and training individuals and groups of people in practical skills and theoretical knowledge, and practical, hands on experience within the field of behaviour modification and animal training at both a practitioner and supervisor level.


It would be beneficial to have experience of supporting elements of organisational change or continuous improvement.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description, available by clicking the apply link.


This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we're always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role
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