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Aftercare Instructor (South)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Canine Partners for an Aftercare Instructor at our Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex. The successful candidate will become part of a committed team at the cutting edge of the Assistance Dog world. This is an exciting 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 extended family.

Salary: £18,400 - £23,000 per annum depending on experience


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This is a new role, supporting partners with the on-going training of their dogs. Using positive training methods, you will give advice on behavioural and training issues.

You will be part of our busy Aftercare team, providing support to our partners in their home once they have been matched with their Canine Partners. We give on-going support to every partnership, ensuring they are long-lasting, happy and healthy. Each partnership receives a minimum of 7 visits in the first year and at least 2 visits annually, until the dog retires. For more information on the Aftercare support we provide, please visit our website http://www.caninepartners.org.uk/aftercare-retirement

Ideally you will have experience of training dogs using positive reward based methods and will have empathy for a wide range of people, including those with a disability. We welcome applications from those with commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for their work.

Duties will include:
• Using positive dog training methods
• Providing aftercare visits, training and support for partners
• Monitoring partnerships, giving advice and feedback on behavioural issues
• Travel throughout the south visiting partners with office days at our Southern Training Centre near Heyshott. Therefore it is essential that you can commute to Heyshott, West Sussex

It is therefore essential that you can meet the following criteria:
• Natural rapport with dogs
• Knowledge of dog training behaviour
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Effective record keeping, ICT and report writing skills

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 an understanding of human medical conditions as they relate to Canine Partnerships and experience of providing training to others, along with 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.

Closing date for applications: 9am 16 February 2015
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
1st Interview Date: 3 or 4 March 2015
2nd Interview Date: TBC in March 2015

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: 9am 16 February 2015

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Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

This is a fantastic opportunity to head up an innovative fundraising, marketing and communications team at Canine Partners, at a time of growth and development. The Charity celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015.

Salary around £55k depending on experience


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Based in Heyshott, West Sussex

Your team are already successfully raising more funds and awareness each year for the Charity, meeting both the growing revenue requirement that enables more assistance dogs to be partnered, and undertaking a capital appeal to develop a second training centre in the Midlands. Our current turnover is £3.1m.

In order to achieve agreed annual targets, you will demonstrate drive, determination and strong strategic ability within the fundraising field and be able to manage, motivate and inspire a whole range of people. You will be an experienced leader and take responsibility for the success and smooth running of your team. You will have a successful track record in fundraising, staff and budget management, account management as well as excellent communication, IT and administrative skills.

You will form a key part of SMT and work closely with our CEO. Above all, you will share our passion for making a difference in the world, and changing the lives of people with disabilities.

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: 9am 23 February 2015
1st Interviews to be held at Southern Training Centre, Heyshott, West Sussex:  11 March 2015
2nd interviews for shortlisted candidates: 19 March 2015


Closing Date: 9am 23 February 2015

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Education Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at our Southern Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex, 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.

Salary: circa £16,800 - £21,000 pro rata


Job Description - Education Officer (part time maternity cover) Job Description - Education Officer (part time maternity cover) (193 KB)

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Part Time – 4 days per week
1 year fixed term contract for maternity cover

An opportunity has arisen for an organised, professional and dedicated Education Officer, for maternity cover.  This role is based in our Fundraising Department, developing, managing and co-ordinating the education programme, reporting to the Head of Regional Fundraising.

Key requirements for this role are
• Ability to manage, negotiate, motivate and enthuse individuals and groups
• Effective administration and time management skills and the ability to prioritise
• Great communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels

Duties will include
• Developing and maintaining good relationships with volunteer speakers to establish talks within schools
• Setting up and working with a volunteer committee to take the education programme forward
• Assist in the production of all education materials and expediting the new programme including recruitment of Education Ambassadors, training
• Being the focal point of communication for the education programme, managing all enquiries from schools, universities and colleges and the speakers and Ambassadors.

Closing date for applications: 9am 9 February 2015
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex GU29 0ED
Interview Date: 24 February 2015

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: 9am 9 February 2015

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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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I don’t often get to put a suit on. Going to London Town always seems like a good excuse to pretend I’m a commuter, otherwise the dust tends to settle on the old dark blue M&S cloth. So the last two weeks have been pretty exciting, as I’ve had not just one but two occasions to take the train up from Sussex and get lost on the underground. The reason for the visits has been to visit venues where we are holding events this year in celebration of our 25th anniversary – the London Charterhouse looks amazing and will make a stunning backdrop for an event we will be holding in June, while the Cavalry and Guards Club looks similarly brilliant. We have been lucky enough to be granted a donation by the Club to allow us to put on an event there in September. 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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