ADUK Members work to the highest international assistance dog training and welfare standards.

ADUK’s jobs page offers a selection of paid and voluntary opportunities from across our membership.
Please contact the member directly for more information about any of the advertised roles.

If you want to find out about starting a career training assistance dogs you can visit our general information pages.

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Applications Assessor – South

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Applications Assessor – South

Job Location: Heyshott, Nr West Sussex

Salary: £20,065 to £23,828 (Depending on experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Role Description:
If you have experience working with people with a variety of disabilities and are looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you.

Canine Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for an Applications Assessor to join our Applications and Assessments Team. This important role focuses on the application stage for clients with physical disabilities applying for an assistance dog. You will be working to support them through the process from applying to assessment days and continuing to monitor and update applications while they remain on our waiting lists. 

As part of our busy Applications and Assessment team you will manage all applications for Canine Partners’ dogs and assess the suitability of applicants to have a canine partner. This will include collating information from prospective clients, hosting applicant assessment days where you will instruct applicants to work with our dogs and using your conversational and observation skills to make decisions on the next steps for applications.

This role requires you to maintain the utmost confidentiality as part of the process will include analysing sensitive data, for example medical records, to use in reports written by you for the Applications & Assessment Manager. You will maintain accurate and statistical records of applications received and their progress through the system to support the achievement of partnership creation targets. 

Collaboration and teamwork are key elements of this role and there may be times where you will need to support other operational departments in relation to partnership creation, including supporting the Advanced Training Team with onsite training courses for clients or supporting the Aftercare team to provide training and support for clients in or around their home environment. 

Application Deadline: 11th July, 2021

Application Details: Apply through Canine Partners website

Website Link: https://caninepartners.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/79

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Assistance Dog Instructor

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Assistance Dog Instructor

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £19,626 raising to £22,278 upon successful completion of training

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven Assistance Dog Instructor to join our forward-thinking Training Department. The role involves training clients with physical disabilities, medical conditions and children with autism proceeding to overseeing these teams until post-graduation where they graduate as an assistance dog partnership.

The applicant will be required to work off-site for periods of time so they must show the ability to work alone effectively, prioritise their workload accordingly, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communication skills. They are to demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude, and show flexibility in their work. Previous experience of training dogs using positive based methods and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post. Previous experience of teaching/instructing people, alongside a recognised teaching qualification are desirable qualities for the post.

Overnight duties and from time-to-time weekend work will be required for both the role and to assist in promoting the Charity by participating in activities such as fundraising events and demonstrations.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced instructor to be a part of training dogs to transform the lives of people with epilepsy, physical disabilities, and children with autism.

Full job Description available on website https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

How to Apply: Visit www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

If you have any queries in regard to this vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk. Due to the high level of interest and enquiries that are received for roles within the training department it is not possible to answer telephone enquiries.

Please be aware this is a two-stage interview/assessment process and will be held at Support Dogs Training Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Dates to be confirmed.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until suitable candidate found

Website Link: https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

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Dog Trainer

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Dog Trainer

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £17,548 raising to £19,137 upon successful completion of training

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:
Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join the Dog Supply Team within the Training Department. The role can involve sourcing and assessing dogs but mainly will be providing a structured training programme for dogs that have been accepted for assistance dog work; working closely with volunteers who foster the dogs overnight and at weekends, recruiting and assessing new volunteer foster carers and ensuring the health and welfare of the dogs are maintained.

Occasional overnight duties and, from time to time, weekend work will be required to assist in promoting the Charity by participating in activities such as fundraising events and demonstrations.

The ideal applicant will be an effective team player and can work alone. You will demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude and show flexibility within your work. Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.

How to Apply: Visit www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

Application Deadline: Ongoing until suitable candidate found

Website Link: https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Applications Assessor – South

Job Location: Heyshott, Nr West Sussex

Salary: £20,065 to £23,828 (Depending on experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Role Description:
If you have experience working with people with a variety of disabilities and are looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you.

Canine Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for an Applications Assessor to join our Applications and Assessments Team. This important role focuses on the application stage for clients with physical disabilities applying for an assistance dog. You will be working to support them through the process from applying to assessment days and continuing to monitor and update applications while they remain on our waiting lists. 

As part of our busy Applications and Assessment team you will manage all applications for Canine Partners’ dogs and assess the suitability of applicants to have a canine partner. This will include collating information from prospective clients, hosting applicant assessment days where you will instruct applicants to work with our dogs and using your conversational and observation skills to make decisions on the next steps for applications.

This role requires you to maintain the utmost confidentiality as part of the process will include analysing sensitive data, for example medical records, to use in reports written by you for the Applications & Assessment Manager. You will maintain accurate and statistical records of applications received and their progress through the system to support the achievement of partnership creation targets. 

Collaboration and teamwork are key elements of this role and there may be times where you will need to support other operational departments in relation to partnership creation, including supporting the Advanced Training Team with onsite training courses for clients or supporting the Aftercare team to provide training and support for clients in or around their home environment. 

Application Deadline: 11th July, 2021

Application Details: Apply through Canine Partners website

Website Link: https://caninepartners.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/79

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Assistance Dog Instructor

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £19,626 raising to £22,278 upon successful completion of training

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven Assistance Dog Instructor to join our forward-thinking Training Department. The role involves training clients with physical disabilities, medical conditions and children with autism proceeding to overseeing these teams until post-graduation where they graduate as an assistance dog partnership.

The applicant will be required to work off-site for periods of time so they must show the ability to work alone effectively, prioritise their workload accordingly, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communication skills. They are to demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude, and show flexibility in their work. Previous experience of training dogs using positive based methods and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post. Previous experience of teaching/instructing people, alongside a recognised teaching qualification are desirable qualities for the post.

Overnight duties and from time-to-time weekend work will be required for both the role and to assist in promoting the Charity by participating in activities such as fundraising events and demonstrations.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced instructor to be a part of training dogs to transform the lives of people with epilepsy, physical disabilities, and children with autism.

Full job Description available on website https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

How to Apply: Visit www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

If you have any queries in regard to this vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk. Due to the high level of interest and enquiries that are received for roles within the training department it is not possible to answer telephone enquiries.

Please be aware this is a two-stage interview/assessment process and will be held at Support Dogs Training Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Dates to be confirmed.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until suitable candidate found

Website Link: https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Dog Trainer

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £17,548 raising to £19,137 upon successful completion of training

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:
Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join the Dog Supply Team within the Training Department. The role can involve sourcing and assessing dogs but mainly will be providing a structured training programme for dogs that have been accepted for assistance dog work; working closely with volunteers who foster the dogs overnight and at weekends, recruiting and assessing new volunteer foster carers and ensuring the health and welfare of the dogs are maintained.

Occasional overnight duties and, from time to time, weekend work will be required to assist in promoting the Charity by participating in activities such as fundraising events and demonstrations.

The ideal applicant will be an effective team player and can work alone. You will demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude and show flexibility within your work. Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.

How to Apply: Visit www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

Application Deadline: Ongoing until suitable candidate found

Website Link: https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies

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Health & Welfare Assistant

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Health and Welfare Assistant

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes 

Salary: £16,000 to £18,000

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week (ideally 10 – 6 but with some flexibility required)

Job Description:
The health and Welfare Assistant will assist the Health & Welfare Coordinator in their role, providing support to socialisers and fosterers and dealing with queries including those relating to health & welfare and holiday cover, referring the queries to the appropriate member of staff where necessary.

The welfare of our dogs is of paramount importance and you will help ensure that dogs at the MDD Centre are at all times well cared for and that their health & welfare needs are met.

Read the full job description and person specification on Medical Detection Dogs website

Application Deadline: See Medical Detection Dogs website

Website Link: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

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Puppy Training and Development Manager

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Puppy Training and Development Manager

Job Location: Heyshott, West Sussex or Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

Salary: £31,407 to £39,258 (depending on experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:
If you are an experienced canine trainer/behaviourist looking for a role that combines with project management and development skills, this could be the role for you.

Canine Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnerships with our specially trained assistance dogs.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Puppy Training and Development Manager to join our Puppy Training Team. Working directly with our dedicated puppy trainers and volunteers you will be responsible for the successful operation, development and delivery of structured standardised training across all of Canine Partners’ Puppy Training Satellites. 

As the leader of our busy Puppy Training Team you will direct the training and socialisation activities carried out with puppies and young dogs in Canine Partners Satellites, ensuring these are achieved in the most effective and appropriate way, using positive reward based methods. Using a high level of dog training and behaviour knowledge and experience you will introduce systems to identify and support resolution of behavioural issues in puppies if they arise. 

Collaboration is a key element of this role as you will be working cross departmentally with a number of the operations departments as well as wider departments within the organisation. With the Regional Satellite Managers and Veterinary Liaison Coordinator you will work together to maintain the highest standards of care and welfare for Canine Partners’ puppies in training. With the support of the Volunteer Development Manager and Communications Team you will provide high levels of support and communication for volunteers as well as ensuring the recruitment and training of volunteers meets future partnership targets. You will be an active contributor to Operations Department meetings to support plans for continuous growth and improvement. 

In order to maintain current standards and promote continuous knowledge growth, you will use your expertise to lead the development and delivery of a comprehensive and structured training and socialisation program specifically for staff and volunteers working with puppies on an ongoing basis. You will be able to provide regular training, upskilling, support and expert advice to your team to ensure they have the required level of support, knowledge and skills to do their job effectively.  

Application Deadline: 11th July, 2021

Application Details: Apply through Canine Partners website

Website Link: https://caninepartners.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/79

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Socialising Trainer (one year- maternity cover)

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Socialising trainer

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes 

Salary: £17,500 to £20,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Fixed Term Contract (one year – maternity cover).  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 18 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 Alert Assistance Dog.

Read the full job description and person specification at Medical Detection Dogs website

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Website Link: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Health and Welfare Assistant

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes 

Salary: £16,000 to £18,000

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week (ideally 10 – 6 but with some flexibility required)

Job Description:
The health and Welfare Assistant will assist the Health & Welfare Coordinator in their role, providing support to socialisers and fosterers and dealing with queries including those relating to health & welfare and holiday cover, referring the queries to the appropriate member of staff where necessary.

The welfare of our dogs is of paramount importance and you will help ensure that dogs at the MDD Centre are at all times well cared for and that their health & welfare needs are met.

Read the full job description and person specification on Medical Detection Dogs website

Application Deadline: See Medical Detection Dogs website

Website Link: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Puppy Training and Development Manager

Job Location: Heyshott, West Sussex or Osgathorpe, Leicestershire

Salary: £31,407 to £39,258 (depending on experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:
If you are an experienced canine trainer/behaviourist looking for a role that combines with project management and development skills, this could be the role for you.

Canine Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnerships with our specially trained assistance dogs.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Puppy Training and Development Manager to join our Puppy Training Team. Working directly with our dedicated puppy trainers and volunteers you will be responsible for the successful operation, development and delivery of structured standardised training across all of Canine Partners’ Puppy Training Satellites. 

As the leader of our busy Puppy Training Team you will direct the training and socialisation activities carried out with puppies and young dogs in Canine Partners Satellites, ensuring these are achieved in the most effective and appropriate way, using positive reward based methods. Using a high level of dog training and behaviour knowledge and experience you will introduce systems to identify and support resolution of behavioural issues in puppies if they arise. 

Collaboration is a key element of this role as you will be working cross departmentally with a number of the operations departments as well as wider departments within the organisation. With the Regional Satellite Managers and Veterinary Liaison Coordinator you will work together to maintain the highest standards of care and welfare for Canine Partners’ puppies in training. With the support of the Volunteer Development Manager and Communications Team you will provide high levels of support and communication for volunteers as well as ensuring the recruitment and training of volunteers meets future partnership targets. You will be an active contributor to Operations Department meetings to support plans for continuous growth and improvement. 

In order to maintain current standards and promote continuous knowledge growth, you will use your expertise to lead the development and delivery of a comprehensive and structured training and socialisation program specifically for staff and volunteers working with puppies on an ongoing basis. You will be able to provide regular training, upskilling, support and expert advice to your team to ensure they have the required level of support, knowledge and skills to do their job effectively.  

Application Deadline: 11th July, 2021

Application Details: Apply through Canine Partners website

Website Link: https://caninepartners.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/79

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Socialising trainer

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes 

Salary: £17,500 to £20,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: Fixed Term Contract (one year – maternity cover).  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 18 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 Alert Assistance Dog.

Read the full job description and person specification at Medical Detection Dogs website

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Website Link: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk