Dog Behaviourist / Aftercare Instructor (North)

5 days left

20065.00 - 25082.00 GBP Annual
12 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Dog Behaviourist / Aftercare Instructor (North)
If you are a skilled dog trainer/behaviourist looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you.
To help us create amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for an Aftercare Instructor to join our aftercare team. You'll be working directly with our clients (partners) who have been partnered with a dog, supporting them with the on-going training of their dog. Using positive training methods, you will give advice on behavioural and training issues.
Dog Behaviourist / Aftercare Instructor Responsibilities:
You will be part of our busy Aftercare team, providing training and 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 9 visits in the first year and at least 2 visits annually, until the dog retires.
You will travel throughout the North (Yorkshire, Humberside, Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside) visiting partners to provide training and support in and around their homes and outside including work routes & free-running exercises. This includes providing refresher training to ongoing partnerships.
Working together with the Aftercare Manager and Team leaders you will mentor and train casual part-time Aftercare Assistants and attend and run training days at either training centres.
Dog Behaviourist / Aftercare Instructor Requirements:
• Knowledge of dog training behaviour
• Ability to communicate at all levels with a wide range of people
• Effective record keeping, ICT and report writing skills
• Full UK driving licence and use of appropriate vehicle for work purposes, or ability to travel significant mileage in line with the requirements of the role
Ideally you will have an understanding of human medical conditions as they relate to canine partnerships and experience of providing training to others.
You will be customer focused with the ability to be tactful, diplomatic and sensitive. Along with a flexible and adaptable approach, you'll have a critical eye for detail with the ability to champion our charity values and interact with our partners, volunteers and supporters in a positive and enthusiastic way. Most importantly you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries.
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.
This role is home-based but will require travel to cover: Yorkshire, Humberside, Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside to visit partnerships in those areas. We will provide mileage expenses for use of your own car for travel (or a charity vehicle if available), a laptop and phone for use in this role.
About Canine Partners:
If you are looking for an inspirational challenge, join our amazing assistance dog charity and contribute to our life changing work.
Canine Partners' mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.
Location: Homebased covering Yorkshire, Humberside, Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 per week
Salary: GBP20,065 - GBP25,082 per annum depending on experience
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life assurance, Annual Leave, wide range of discounts at high street shops
Closing date for applications: 9th May 2021
1st Interview: Week commencing 24 May 2021 (via video call)
2nd Interview: Week commencing 31 May 2021 at our Midlands Training Centre (Covid-19 restrictions dependent)
You may have experience of the following: Behaviourist, Dog Trainer, Puppy Trainer, Behavioural Consultant, Dog Behaviourist, Assistance Dog Trainer, Animal Trainer, etc.
Ref: 98172

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