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Advanced Training Team Leader

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 £23,000 (dependent on experience)


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Advanced Training Team Leader Job Description - Advanced Training Team Leader (115 KB)

An enthusiastic and experienced Team Leader is required to lead the training activities of our Advanced Trainers, who provide structured training for young dogs between 14 and 18 months old in order to provide them with the skills and social behaviour required to become assistance dogs.

The successful candidate will ensure that dogs are trained to the required standard, coordinating dogs and staff with the Advanced Training Manager, and supervising and supporting our team of Advanced Trainers.

It is therefore important that you can meet the following criteria:
• Proven track record of dog training
• Coaching skills and proven ability to train others
•  Ability to demonstrate the potential to supervise staff, and the ability to motivate and inspire staff and volunteers
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Accurate record keeping, organisational and ICT skills

Ideally you will have significant experience training dogs using positive reward -based methods and the ability to demonstrate that you are able to pass this knowledge on to other trainers.

You must be an effective team player, with a great eye for detail and the ability to be tactful, diplomatic and adaptable. It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work, 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.

There are occasional overnight duties and weekend work as required. A full driving license is also essential.

Closing date for applications: 9am 30 July 2014
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
Interview Date: 13 or 14 August 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


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Applications Assessor

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: £19,987


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Applications Assessor Job Description - Applications Assessor (117 KB)

The role involves assessing applicants at the Southern Training Centre to determine their needs and suitability in order to be placed with an assistance dog. You will be responsible for assessing medical records, preparing reports, communicating relevant information to the team, and working with the Applications and Assessment Manager to ensure applications are processed in good time. The successful candidate will also be responsible for organising and running demonstrations and talks both locally and across the country to promote the Charity and raise awareness about our work to those who may have need for a canine partner.

The successful candidate will have:

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to make decisions in challenging and difficult situations
• Effective administration, planning and organisational skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Extensive experience of people with disabilities

It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work, a positive attitude, flexibility and initiative.

Closing date for applications: 9am 30 July 2014
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
Interview Date: 14 August 2014

To apply, 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


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Major Donor & Special Events 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: £21,000 to £23,000 (subject to job evaluation)


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Major Donor & Special Events Officer Job Description - Major Donor & Special Events Officer (197 KB)

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join our friendly and welcoming team, establishing and managing new and existing relationships with high net worth individuals, and planning and organising a programme of high value events. The role is a key position within the organisation, acting as an ambassador at all times.

Duties will include
• Coordinating the national major donor strategy for the Charity
• Proactively identifying new funding prospects including high net worth individuals
• Identifying new fundraising opportunities to grow the Charity’s special events programme
• Working closely with the Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communication and fundraising committees on flagship events
• Maintaining the Charity’s high standard of individual customer care

Key requirements for this role are
• Ability to communicate confidently at all levels, highly effective networking skills
• Exceptional time management ability
• Proven track record of organising special events
• Experience of identifying high net worth individuals
• Proven track record of fundraising and generating substantial income

You must be an effective team player, with great attention to detail and the ability to think laterally. It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work, 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 Monday 4 August 2014
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
Interview Date: Thursday 14 August 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

 


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Puppy Satellite Supervisor (South)

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 £23,000 (dependent on experience)


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Puppy Satellite Supervisor (South) Job Description - Puppy Satellite Supervisor (South) (193 KB)

An enthusiastic and experienced Puppy Satellite Supervisor is required to oversee our Southern puppy training classes (known as Satellites) and Satellite Coordinators based in West and East Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Essex and Somerset.

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 held by our local Satellite Coordinators at one of our puppy training classes nationwide, learning how to socialise puppies in every environment an assistance dog might work in, such as busy streets, shops, hospitals, supermarkets and workplaces.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join our friendly and welcoming team, coordinating and monitoring the progress of the puppies, ensuring that all puppies receive a high standard of socialisation and early training to maximise their chances of becoming assistance dogs.

You must have experience of working with puppies and knowledge of dog care and welfare issues. As you will be line managing a team of Satellite Coordinators, you will have supervisory experience and ideally, you will have line management experience. You should have a keen interest in the latest developments in behavioural theory and reward based training, including clicker-training.

Key Requirements for this role
• Knowledge of dog training and behaviour
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Supervisory skills
• Great IT skills with accurate record keeping
• Full clean driving licence and the ability to travel regularly to the Southern classes

Duties will include
• Planning and coordinating visits to monitor the progress of puppies and puppy parents
• Ensuring correct training procedures are followed and that all puppies receive high standards of training
• Line managing a team of Satellite Coordinators, undertaking appraisals, training and development
• Establishing new satellites and ensuring puppy parents and Satellite Coordinators feel part of the Canine Partners team

You must be an effective team player, with great attention to detail and the ability to be tactful and diplomatic. It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work, 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 30 July 2014
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
Interview Date: 13 or 14 August 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


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Site Maintenance 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 £18,000


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Site Maintenance Officer Job Description - Site Maintenance Officer (123 KB)

You will be a hands-on “fixer”, using your initiative to help out fundraising and operations staff to carry out their duties and using your attention to detail to spot repairs as they arise.

You will play a key role in the upkeep of buildings and services at our Heyshott site, with a primary focus on:
• Maintenance and repair of buildings and services for the training centres and offices;
• Maintenance of the vehicle fleet, receiving deliveries and assisting visitors;
• Supporting colleagues in preparing for meetings, events and breaking down afterwards.

You will be practical and flexible, happy to help out colleagues at a moment’s notice. A clean driving licence is essential as is a level of fitness suitable for carrying out maintenance duties consisting of loading and unloading of vehicles, moving dogs and furniture.

It is also essential that you have a commitment to excellence and an ability to demonstrate a passion for your work, a positive attitude and initiative.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 4 August 2014
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
Interview Date: 7/8 August 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: 4 August 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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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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