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Community Fundraiser (East) - 2 days per week - Wednesdays and Thursdays

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 wider extended family. This role is based at our Fundraising office near Colchester, Essex and forms an important part of our Regional Fundraising team.

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience

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You will be responsible for the full range of fundraising opportunities, including:

• Developing an already active community based fundraising programme
• Establishing new 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 East (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire)

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 2 December 2014
1st Interview Date: 9 December 2014 (Earls Colne, Colchester)
2nd Interview Date: TBA (Heyshott, West Sussex)

To apply, please download the job description and application form.

Please email your completed application form to Sarah McElhinney at
For further information, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002

Closing Date: 9am 2 December 2014



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.  


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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

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



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