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Community Fundraiser - Midlands

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team, 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 wider extended family.

Salary: circa £25,000


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Job Description - Community Fundraiser (Midlands) Job Description - Community Fundraiser (Midlands) (211 KB)

You will be joining the fundraising team at an exciting time for Canine Partners, as we near the completion of our brand new training centre near Loughborough, Leicestershire. This new role will form an important part of our Regional Fundraising team and will be instrumental in raising awareness and developing Canine Partners’ profile in the Midlands.

You will be responsible for the full range of fundraising opportunities, including:
• Developing a community based fundraising programme
• Establishing relationships with businesses, groups, associations and individuals
• Developing local support groups and fundraising committees
• Bringing the best out of a growing number of volunteer supporters in the Midlands

Key requirements for this role are:
• Proven track record of fundraising and generating income
• Experience of managing, negotiating, enthusing and motivating individuals or groups
• Ability to plan, prioritise and manage projects, work under pressure to deadlines and without close supervision, meeting targets
• Excellent communication (verbal & written), IT and administrative skills
• Exceptional public speaking skills

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 1 September 2014
Interview to be held in: Osgathorpe, Leicestershire
1st Interview Date: Friday 12 September 2014
2nd Interview Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014

To apply, please download the job description and application form.
 
Please email your completed application form to Sarah McElhinney at sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk
For further information, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002


Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 1 September 2014

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Puppy Satellite Coordinator x 2 - 1 x Staffordshire, 1 x Derbyshire

We're looking for experienced puppy and dog trainers to take on these great part time roles, taking puppy classes for our assistance dogs in training! Canine Partners are currently seeking two enthusiastic and experienced Satellite Co-ordinators to run Puppy Training Satellites, one in Stafford, and one in Derby. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, at a time of growth and development for Canine Partners.

Salary: actual £6,781 per annum (Full time equivalent £16,954 per annum)


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Part time: 15 hours over 2 days per week

Canine Partners are currently seeking two enthusiastic and experienced Puppy Satellite Co-ordinators to run Puppy Training Satellites, one in Stafford, and one in Derby. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, at a time of growth and development for Canine Partners.

Our puppies are cared for by volunteer puppy parents from the age of 8 weeks to about 14 months. Our puppy parents attend weekly training classes at one of our 13 Puppy Training Satellites nationwide, learning how to socialise puppies in every environment an assistance dog might work in, such as busy streets, shops, hospitals, supermarkets and workplaces.

You must have experience of working with puppies and basic knowledge of dog care and welfare issues. You should have a keen interest in the latest developments in behavioural theory and reward based training, including clicker-training. Experience of working with volunteers and people with disabilities is an advantage.  You must also be within commutable distance of Derby, or Stafford.

Key Requirements for this role
• Knowledge of dog training and behaviour
• Initiative, flexibility and a “can do” attitude
• Good communication skills
• Great IT skills with accurate record keeping
• Full clean driving licence.
• Volunteer management skills

Duties will include
• Recruiting puppy parents
• Training puppy parents in the appropriate care, training and management of Canine Partners puppies and dogs
• Running weekly puppy classes, home visits, providing on-going advice and support
• Monitoring the progress of puppies, providing regular reports

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. We are happy to accept applications from dog trainers running their own private training classes, as these part time roles could be undertaken in addition to your own business.

Closing date for applications:  9am Friday 5 September 2014
Interview to be held: 22 and 23 September 2014
Interview Location: Midlands Training Centre, Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

To apply, please download the job description and application form. Please indicate which location you are applying for on your application form. 
  
Please email your completed application form to Sarah McElhinney at sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk
For further information, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002

 


Closing Date: 9am Friday 5 September 2014

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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

sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk

 

Canine Partners is an equal opportunity employer.  

  

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Fiona Healey-hutchinson - Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s been quite a week (do I always say that?!). Everything kicked off on Monday with our Partnership Ceremony at our Southern Centre – an emotional day when we celebrated the graduation of 12 more partnerships, who have recently been launched into a brave new world together, supporting each other through thick and thin. What strikes you about these ceremonies is just how proud our partners are of their dogs; so much so that they   Read More

Canine Partners’ Leicestershire Training Centre

Canine Partners needs to raise £3.1million to build a second Training Centre in order to train more dogs and change more lives.

We have purchased a site in a village called Osgathorpe, halfway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Loughborough, which has a range of barns, outbuildings and associated land. The plan is to replace the barns and adapt some of the outbuildings to create the specialised buildings we need.

Having a Midlands Training Centre will not only increase our output, it will also make the charity far more accessible for those on our waiting list who are unable to make the long journey to our centre in West Sussex. 42% of the applications we received last year were from people living in the mid and northern regions of the UK. Many of our existing partnerships will also benefit from being able to receive support from the new centre.

The site will consist of a training centre and office facilities, fully accessible accommodation and kennelling.

This is an extremely exciting time for Canine Partners and we would be delighted to receive your support.

For more information about this project, please contact Cat Harvey on 01730 716018 or email catharvey@caninepartners.org.uk

Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us

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