Dog Trainer (Aftercare)

18 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Dog Trainer (Aftercare)

This is a great opportunity to work for a leading assistance dog charity.

Canine Partners is an assistance dog charity which trains amazing dogs to transform the lives of people with physical disabilities. As a Dog Trainer, this exciting new role will support people with disabilities with the on-going training of their assistance dogs. Using positive training methods, you will give advice on behavioural and training issues.

Job Title: Aftercare Assistant
Location: Bristol
Hours: Casual Hours, part time (occasional work only)
Salary: GBP8.85 per hour + 40p per mile

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 2nd May 2017
1st Interview Date: Monday 15th May 2017 (assessment centre)
2nd Interview Date: 23rd May 2017 (Heyshott, West Sussex)

About the role:

The 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 their team, at a time of growth and development for Canine Partners. 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 their busy Aftercare team, providing support to their partners in their home once they have been matched with their Canine Partners. They 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.

They are looking for applicants to have diary flexibility to look at booking 2 visits per week with newly established partnerships returning home from their training courses.

About you:

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.

It is 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.

You will have natural rapport with dogs and possess knowledge of dog training behaviour. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are effective record keeping, report writing and IT skills. You will also need to have a full driving licence and use of car for business purposes.

You may have experience of: Behaviourist, Dog Trainer, Puppy Trainer, Behavioural Consultant, Dog Behaviourist, Assistance Dog Trainer, Animal Trainer, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK`s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications