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Dog Welfare Officer

An opportunity has arisen within Canine Partners for a vacancy as a full time Dog Welfare Officer at our new and developing Midlands Training Centre, Leicestershire. The successful candidate will be the first member of our dog welfare team in the Midlands and will become part of a dynamic team at the cutting edge of the assistance dog world.

Salary: £16,400 per annum


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Dog Welfare Officer - Midlands Centre Job Description - Dog Welfare Officer - Midlands Centre (116 KB)

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join this friendly and welcoming team, working closely with our Advanced Trainers. The role consists of providing and maintaining the welfare needs of young dogs aged between 12 and 18 months during their stay in our onsite kennels whilst they undergo training to become assistance dogs.

This role is physically demanding and involves a lot of kennel cleaning and working outside in all weathers. You will also be required to maintain the high standards of obedience we teach our dogs, and give grooming and health instructions to our partners.

It is therefore important that you can meet the required criteria:

• Comfortable with dogs in the workplace
• Able to work outside in all weathers
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of people
• Have excellent attention to detail
• Have an understanding of dog care and welfare issues

It is also essential that you are committed, conscientious and a strong team player and are also able to work under your own initiative as the candidate will be the first member of our dog welfare team in the Midlands. We expect our new purpose built kennels to be completed next year so our successful candidate will also need to be flexible and adaptable whilst working from our temporary facilities. Occasional overnight duties and weekend work as required.

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 10 November 2014
1st Interview Date: week commencing 24 November 2014
2nd Interview Date: week commencing 1 or 8 December 2014
Interview Location: Midlands Training Centre, Osgathorpe

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 10 November 2014

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Puppy Satellite Coordinator (Nottingham)

Canine Partners are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Satellite Co-ordinator to run a new Puppy Training Satellite in Nottingham. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, at a time of growth and development for Canine Partners.

Actual Salary £6,781 per annum (Full time equivalent £16,954 per annum) 15 hours per week


15 hours over 2 days per week

Job Description - Puppy Satellite Coordinator Job Description - Puppy Satellite Coordinator (193 KB)

Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

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 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 Nottingham.

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.

Closing date for applications:  9am Monday 10 November 2014
Interview to be held: 21 November 2014
Interview Location: Midlands Training Centre, Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

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


9am Monday 10 November 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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