It’s been an interesting week. Starting off in Wiltshire, with our friends from Help for Heroes at the Tedworth House Recovery Centre for ‘wounded, injured and sick’ members of the armed services community. There are close links between Canine Partners and Help for Heroes and we keep in regular contact. From there, the focus moved to Dorset, where we were giving demonstrations to the team at CHS, who have been helping us to develop our creative juices. They loved meeting demo dogs Saffy and Yarna-banana. In fact they loved them so much that they took us completely by surprise by presenting us with a cheque for £2,000 to help us train more dogs and change more people’s lives. Wow! Thank you! Read more
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Breeding & Puppy Supply AssistantThis is a great role, working directly with our puppies and helping to select the assistance dogs of the future. The role will assist our Breeding & Supply Supervisor to implement and develop our puppy breeding programme.
Salary: £18,400 - £23,000 depending on experience
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This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at the Midlands Training Centre in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire at a time of growth and development for Canine Partners. You will be passionate about changing people’s lives and proud to be part of our extended family.
The role will assist our Breeding & Supply Supervisor to implement and develop our puppy breeding programme, ensuring an adequate supply of good quality puppies for the puppy training programme. The welfare and health of the puppies and brood bitches will be a key concern. The role will be responsible for identifying suitable brood bitches, puppy testing and selecting suitable puppies, and establishing close links with breeders and other assistance dogs breeding programmes.
It is essential that you meet the following criteria:
• Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Great organisational skills
• Experience of working with volunteers an advantage
• Ability to drive and travel across the UK visiting breeders, Canine Partners sites and other Assistance Dogs Organisations. Some overnight stays will be necessary.
• Critical eye for detail
It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work. Ideally you will have practical experience of dog breeding along with knowledge of dog care, behaviour and welfare, a positive attitude, flexibility and initiative.
Joining Canine Partners could be the start of a fantastic career, assisting people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life.
To apply, please download the job description and application form. Please email your completed application form to Sarah McElhinney at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002
Closing date: 9am Monday 16 March 2015
1st Interview held at: Midlands Training Centre, Osgathorpe, Leicestershire
1st Interview date: Thursday 9 April 2015
2nd Interview date: Tuesday 28 April 2015
Closing Date: 9am Monday 16 March 2015--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Volunteer supporters needed nationwide - be part of our growing family!
You too can help provide our highly skilled Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities by offering help local to you at a Puppy Training Satellite or Support Group. We can put you in touch with Canine Partners staff and volunteers in your area, just contact us to see how you can help. For further information on opportunities to help please click here to find out more, for example:
West Sussex Head Office, Scotland & Essex Fundraising need volunteers to help for various events and administration tasks.
For further details, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002 or email
Canine Partners is an equal opportunity employer.