Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Assistance Dog Trainer

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with responsibility for puppies placed with socialisers in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire (with possible travel outside these areas from time to time)

Salary: £22,308 to £26,000 Depending on experience

Hours:  Full time permanent, with occasional evening and weekends required

Job Description:

The welfare of our dogs is very important to us. We have a no kennel policy and all our dogs live in the homes of volunteer puppy socialisers for about the first 20 months. We are committed to providing quality training and support for all our dogs, and the volunteers who look after them.

We are looking for someone with the skills, experience and passion to join our team of trainers responsible for organising and monitoring the progress of our puppies and young dogs to ensure they receive the highest standard of socialisation and early training, thereby maximising their chances of becoming a Medical Detection Dog.

Reports to: Socialising Training Coordinator


Training and Development of Puppies

Socialiser Support 

Socialiser Recruitment 


Other tasks or ad hoc duties agreed with your line manager required to ensure the successful running of the charity.





You should be supportive of the charitable aims of Medical Detection Dogs and capable of working as part of a team, as well as able to motivate yourself.   

You should be adaptable and positively embrace change by not only being flexible towards the ideas of others but also putting forward ideas to colleagues. This will involve creativity in problem solving and making appropriate responses to new ideas and unexpected situations.

Values & Behaviours

There are a few key values that we believe are important in the workplace:

Based on the values listed above, we encourage the behaviours below in the charity:

And of course, we advocate for Medical Detection Dogs whenever we get the chance and we pride ourselves on our role as ambassadors.

Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to:

– Hold a full UK Driving Licence

– Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.

– Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

– Work some evenings and weekends

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Details: Please send your current CV with covering letter (no longer than one A4 sheet) stating why you would like the role to hr@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Website Link: Work for us – Medical Detection Dogs