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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 Scale: £16,800 to £18,900. Full or part time considered.

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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. This role is physically demanding so you will need a level of fitness suitable for carrying out maintenance duties consisting of loading and unloading of vehicles, moving equipment 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.

We are happy to consider applications from those wishing to work part-time (at least 30 hours per week).  If you are making your application on this basis, please use the personal statement on the application form to give further details.

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 19 January 2015
Interview to be held in: Heyshott, West Sussex
First interview: 23 January 2015
Second interview: 30 January 2015

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 Monday 19 January 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.  


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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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