Puppy Training Coordinator (Surrey)

20065.00 - 25082.00 GBP Annual
04 May 2021
01 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Puppy Training Coordinator (Surrey)
If you are a dog trainer/behaviourist with a particular interest in puppy training looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you.
This important role will be home based working within a defined geographical location in the Surrey area (please see the attached map) in order to visit our puppies in the region. You will be working closely with the Puppy Trainers covering West Sussex and Hampshire providing cover and support as a team.
About Canine Partners:
Canine Partners' mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.
Puppy Training Coordinator Responsibilities:
To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Puppy Training Coordinator to join our puppy team. This role is at the forefront of our assistance dog training programme and is responsible for developing, co-ordinating and supporting the training programme for the puppies to ensure they receive the highest standard of socialisation and early training in order to maximise their chances of becoming a qualified working canine partner. This will include recruiting, training, managing and supporting a network of Volunteer puppy parents who carry out the day-to-day training of the puppies and dogs.
As part of our busy puppy training team you will train and give ongoing advice and support to puppy parents and fosterers in the appropriate care, socialisation and training of Canine Partners' puppies/dogs. This will be delivered as necessary by means of regular home visits, individual training sessions, virtual training, phone calls and occasional group puppy classes. Utilising your high level of dog training knowledge you will identify at the earliest possible stage puppies that require remedial attention for example for behavioural issues and put in place appropriate behavioural modification programmes.
All progress with the puppies will be monitored by you and you will compile monthly reports to the Regional Satellite Manager. This includes ensuring record keeping and data is accurately input for all puppies in training using appropriate forms and systems. With the support of the Puppy Office you will place food and equipment orders and maintain stock levels.
Puppy Training Coordinator Requirements:
• High level of knowledge of dog training and behaviour.
• High level of knowledge of dog care and welfare issues.
• Experience of working with puppies.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills with people at all levels to provide training, advice and support.
• Coaching skills.
• Accurate record keeping and administration skills.
• Effective planning and co-ordination skills.
• Full UK Driving Licence or the ability to cover significant mileage in line with the requirements of the role.
Ideally, you will also have experience of working with volunteers. You will be flexible, adaptable, approachable and personable at all times. You will also be highly committed and work well within a team to enable you to support your peers in other geographical areas when necessary.
This is an incredible role at a leading assistance dog charity where your role will be a part of our essential work that transforms lives every day.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a generous annual leave allowance, pension scheme, life assurance, access to an employee assistance programme, wellbeing portal and discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from eating out, entertainment, supermarkets, clothing and travel.
We will monitor the situation regarding Covid-19 to ensure on-site interviews can take place safely and in line with restrictions.
Please apply online with a CV together with any supporting documentation that demonstrates your suitability for the role.
We are a disability confident committed employer and welcome diversity, promote equality and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Location: Surrey
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary: GBP20,065 to GBP25,082 (Depending on experience)
Benefits: Generous annual leave allowance, pension scheme, life assurance, access to an employee assistance programme, wellbeing portal and discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from eating out, entertainment, supermarkets, clothing and travel.
Closing date for applications: Midnight 31 May 2021
1st Interview Date: Several slots available on 14, 15 and 16 June (Video call)
2nd Interview Date: 24 or 25 June (One to one on site at our Southern Training Centre in Heyshott, West Sussex.)
You may have experience of the following: Puppy Training Coordinator, Puppy Training, Puppy Trainer, Dog Trainer, Animal Trainer, Dog Behaviourist, Dog Training, Guide Dogs, Canine Training, Dog Training Coordinator, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.
Ref: 98806

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