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.

Administration Officer

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, permanently seconded to Assistance Dogs UK

Job Title: Administration Officer

Job Location: Community-based with limited travel to ADUK members around the UK.

Salary: £21,000 pro-rata

Hours: 15 hours a week (flexible working available during office hours)   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed by Hearing Dogs and permanently seconded to Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK) which is a remote organisation.  

ADUK is a voluntary coalition of assistance dog organisations that have been accredited by an international training and welfare standards body. With 10 member organisations and 6 candidates (organisations that are working towards accreditation) the charity functions as an umbrella body, bringing members together to share experience and shape best practice. ADUK utilises the memberships collective knowledge and expertise to fulfil its charitable objects of educating the public and service providers about assistance dogs.

The charity is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised person to provide administrative support to all aspects of its work.
The successful candidate will have administrative experience and have excellent attention to detail.

Key responsibilities include; managing enquiries from the public, service providers and those looking to apply for an assistance dog; managing the charities files and membership database; responding to and recording donations; proofreading publications and contributing to ADUK’s website, social media and news bulletin.

Whilst the team is small, it is part of an active network of trustees and staff from across the membership so this will be a varied and interesting role. For the right person, there will be opportunities to develop this role, taking on the administration and coordination of new project-based work with the potential for additional hours.

The role is community-based therefore the successful candidate must have access to a quiet and appropriate space with an internet connection from which to work. Occasionally, travel to visit ADUK members, meetings or training will be required.

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ADUK values diversity in all respects and strives to provide a workplace where everyone can be themselves. We welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills, views and requirements and we are open to candidates who may need or want to work flexibly (between the hours of 8 – 6 Monday to Friday).

Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Application Details:

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If you are interested in working for ADUK in this varied role, please contact Kayla Mackenzie for an application form on 01844 348165 or email recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk.

Website Link: www.assistancedogs.org.uk

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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: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, permanently seconded to Assistance Dogs UK

Job Title: Administration Officer

Job Location: Community-based with limited travel to ADUK members around the UK.

Salary: £21,000 pro-rata

Hours: 15 hours a week (flexible working available during office hours)   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed by Hearing Dogs and permanently seconded to Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK) which is a remote organisation.  

ADUK is a voluntary coalition of assistance dog organisations that have been accredited by an international training and welfare standards body. With 10 member organisations and 6 candidates (organisations that are working towards accreditation) the charity functions as an umbrella body, bringing members together to share experience and shape best practice. ADUK utilises the memberships collective knowledge and expertise to fulfil its charitable objects of educating the public and service providers about assistance dogs.

The charity is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised person to provide administrative support to all aspects of its work.
The successful candidate will have administrative experience and have excellent attention to detail.

Key responsibilities include; managing enquiries from the public, service providers and those looking to apply for an assistance dog; managing the charities files and membership database; responding to and recording donations; proofreading publications and contributing to ADUK’s website, social media and news bulletin.

Whilst the team is small, it is part of an active network of trustees and staff from across the membership so this will be a varied and interesting role. For the right person, there will be opportunities to develop this role, taking on the administration and coordination of new project-based work with the potential for additional hours.

The role is community-based therefore the successful candidate must have access to a quiet and appropriate space with an internet connection from which to work. Occasionally, travel to visit ADUK members, meetings or training will be required.

Download Job Description >>

ADUK values diversity in all respects and strives to provide a workplace where everyone can be themselves. We welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills, views and requirements and we are open to candidates who may need or want to work flexibly (between the hours of 8 – 6 Monday to Friday).

Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Application Details:

Download Job Description >>

If you are interested in working for ADUK in this varied role, please contact Kayla Mackenzie for an application form on 01844 348165 or email recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk.

Website Link: www.assistancedogs.org.uk

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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Instructor

Employer: Dogs for Good

Job Title: Instructor

Job Location: The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, OX17 2BS

Salary: up to £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Instructor is the key role tasked with building the relationship between a client and their dog in order to help realise the client’s independence and life aspirations without compromising the needs of the dog. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds who have a variety of needs, personalities, and personal experiences, and to help them unlock their potential through their partnership with one of our Assistance Dogs. It is also an opportunity for applicants to fulfil their dream of teaching, working with and maintaining the wellbeing of a wide range of dogs specifically supported to become life changing Assistance Dogs.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

– Assessing clients in their homes to understand their physical needs and suitability for an Assistance Dog.
– Participate in the matching process of client to dog.
– Deliver a specialist client focussed service to existing and new partnerships, providing teaching and coaching to help our clients realise their full potential with a dog.
– Participate in continued teaching and evaluation of our dogs throughout their life by providing ongoing support and guidance to our clients.

Full training, equipment and uniform will be provided.

The role will involve regular travel to clients within England and Wales and will require the successful applicant to occasionally work outside of core hours to meet the needs of our clients and their dogs.

The successful candidate will:

• Be able to demonstrate credible experience and / or qualifications working with physically disabled adults and children.
• Have proven experience in understanding and resolving dog behaviour and be able to coach others to achieve solutions and goals.
• Be well organised and disciplined in their approach to achieving goals.
• Be able to work with a high degree of personal responsibility.
• Have the ability to work independently and as part of a Team.
• Have the skills to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and supporters of the Charity.

Ideally, candidates will already be working in a similar role for an AD(UK) or ADI member organisation, although this is not an essential requirement for the role.

Accompanying dogs in the charity’s vehicles is part of the job, so a full driving licence is preferred but, where applicable, we will work with the chosen candidate to find alternative solutions in those instances where reasonable adjustments are required.

Please note that we cannot employ anyone under 18 years of age.

Dogs for Good have a generous contributory pension scheme, death in service benefit and an income protection plan, after a qualifying period. Employees are entitled to 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), which increases with every five years’ service completed up to a maximum of 31 days holiday after 20 years’ service. Dogs for Good is committed to staff continuing their learning and CPD is regularly reviewed.

Application Deadline: Noon on Friday 18 February 2022

Application Details: For further information regarding this vacancy, please email Kelly Jennings on kelly.jennings@dogsforgood.org

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Employer: Dogs for Good

Job Title: Instructor

Job Location: The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, OX17 2BS

Salary: up to £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Instructor is the key role tasked with building the relationship between a client and their dog in order to help realise the client’s independence and life aspirations without compromising the needs of the dog. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds who have a variety of needs, personalities, and personal experiences, and to help them unlock their potential through their partnership with one of our Assistance Dogs. It is also an opportunity for applicants to fulfil their dream of teaching, working with and maintaining the wellbeing of a wide range of dogs specifically supported to become life changing Assistance Dogs.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

– Assessing clients in their homes to understand their physical needs and suitability for an Assistance Dog.
– Participate in the matching process of client to dog.
– Deliver a specialist client focussed service to existing and new partnerships, providing teaching and coaching to help our clients realise their full potential with a dog.
– Participate in continued teaching and evaluation of our dogs throughout their life by providing ongoing support and guidance to our clients.

Full training, equipment and uniform will be provided.

The role will involve regular travel to clients within England and Wales and will require the successful applicant to occasionally work outside of core hours to meet the needs of our clients and their dogs.

The successful candidate will:

• Be able to demonstrate credible experience and / or qualifications working with physically disabled adults and children.
• Have proven experience in understanding and resolving dog behaviour and be able to coach others to achieve solutions and goals.
• Be well organised and disciplined in their approach to achieving goals.
• Be able to work with a high degree of personal responsibility.
• Have the ability to work independently and as part of a Team.
• Have the skills to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and supporters of the Charity.

Ideally, candidates will already be working in a similar role for an AD(UK) or ADI member organisation, although this is not an essential requirement for the role.

Accompanying dogs in the charity’s vehicles is part of the job, so a full driving licence is preferred but, where applicable, we will work with the chosen candidate to find alternative solutions in those instances where reasonable adjustments are required.

Please note that we cannot employ anyone under 18 years of age.

Dogs for Good have a generous contributory pension scheme, death in service benefit and an income protection plan, after a qualifying period. Employees are entitled to 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), which increases with every five years’ service completed up to a maximum of 31 days holiday after 20 years’ service. Dogs for Good is committed to staff continuing their learning and CPD is regularly reviewed.

Application Deadline: Noon on Friday 18 February 2022

Application Details: For further information regarding this vacancy, please email Kelly Jennings on kelly.jennings@dogsforgood.org

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