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2 x Accounts Clerks (full or part time considered, total of 1.5 FTE)

Canine Partners is an assistance dog charity which trains amazing dogs to transform the lives of people with physical disabilities. We have a fantastic opportunity for 2 experienced Accounts Clerks to join our Finance team, assisting in the maintenance and processing of the Charity’s income and expenditure.

Salary scale: £14,400 - £18,000 depending on experience (pro rata for part time)


Job Application Form Job Application Form (65 KB)

Job Description - Accounts Clerk Job Description - Accounts Clerk (119 KB)


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 Southern Training Centre near Midhurst and forms an important part of our Finance team.

You will be responsible for:

• Assisting with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable procedures
• Assisting in maintaining accounting records
• Producing financial information as required.

Key requirements for this role are:

• Good organisational skills
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Cash handling skills
• Ability to maintain high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
• Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures
• Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
• Experience of working in a customer focused team
• Practical experience of working within a financial environment and with accounting software
• Full UK driving license

Above all you will embrace our values with a passion, and love working as part of the growing Canine Partners family. 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.

We are happy to accept applications on either a full time or part time basis but require a total of 1.5 full time equivalents. Please make a note of your preference for full time or part time (and hours available) on your application form in the personal statement section.

Closing date for applications: 9am 8 June 2015
1st Interview Date: 12 June 2015 (Heyshott, West Sussex)
2nd Interview Date: 18 June 2015 (Heyshott, West Sussex)

To apply, please download the job description and application form.
Please email your completed application form to Sarah McElhinney at sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk


Closing Date: 9am 8 June 2015

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Puppy Satellite Coordinator (Nottingham)

Canine Partners are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced part time 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.

Full time equivalent £17,010 - £21,263 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

Above all you will embrace our values with a passion, and love working as part of the growing Canine Partners family. 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 Friday 12 June 2015
Interview to be held: Friday 19 June 2015
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


Closing Date: 9am Friday 12 June 2015

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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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