It’s all hotting up in the Canine Partners community. Deborah’s swimming like mad, in readiness for her amazing swim across the Solent. Ken’s coming to work with so much lycra he’s barely recognisable. (It’s not just a fashion statement - he also owns a bike). Holly’s getting so excited by all the big bluebell walks she’s organising that she can hardly sit still. And runners all across the south of England are in training for the Bright10 in the autumn. So if you can run, then run. If cycling’s your thing, then by all means peddle like your life depends on it. If it’s swimming that floats your boat, then go and get in that pool. Basically the whole Canine Partners family is doing whatever they can to raise funds and get fit at the same time, all in celebration of the fact that this is our 25th anniversary year. Read more
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Aftercare Assistant - North EastThe 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.
Hourly paid - £7.65 per hour
(Part time occasional work only)
To cover – Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
This is an exciting casual 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 North East visiting partners. You must be able to travel around the North East. Areas to cover include Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
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
• Full driving licence and use of car for business
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. You must maintain on-going training and attend two of at least four training days per year, as well continue to develop your own dog training expertise.
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 20 April 2015
1st Interview Date: 1 May 2015
Interview location: Heyshott, West Sussex
To apply, please download the job description and application form. Please email your completed application form to Michele Funnel at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact Michele on email@example.com
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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
Canine Partners is an equal opportunity employer.