On this page you can find a selection of full and part-time jobs from across our member organisations. If you need more information about a role please contact the recruiting organisation directly.

ADUK Members work to the highest international assistance dog training and welfare standards. If you’re interested in finding out more about starting a career in assistance dog training you can visit our general information pages.

Policy and Campaigns Manager, Remote

Employer: Assistance Dogs UK

Job Title: Policy and Campaigns Manager

Job Location: Remote

Salary: £33,000 pa full time + Pension contribution

Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Job Description:

Assistance Dogs UK is a voluntary coalition of assistance dog charities that have been accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and/or The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).

ADUK member organisations work to the highest international standards of assistance dog and guide dog training and welfare. ADUK celebrates and promotes the benefits that taking standards-based approaches brings to both the assistance dog, their partner/owner and the wider general public.

ADUK is a small but growing charity hoping to make a big impact for our already highly engaged members. The Charity is looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to be part of our ambitious team at a key time for the charity. 

The Policy and Campaigns Manager will develop our policy positions and further our campaigning aims to promote a standards-based approach to the training and welfare of assistance dogs, and to facilitate access for all those who rely on these highly trained dogs. Through dynamic campaigns and impactful initiatives, this new role will help ADUK amplify the voices of those whose lives are transformed by these life changing dogs, ensuring that their rights are protected for years to come.

This is a new role so we are seeking someone who will be inspired by our work and excited  about making it a success and being a key member of the ADUK team as we grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Executive Director (ED), develop a compelling case for taking standards-based approaches to the training and welfare of assistance dogs.
  • Gather and utilize robust evidence to increase ADUK ’s credibility and voice on key issues.
  • Together with the ED identify opportunities for ADUK and its members to engage with policy and decision makers, and to promote policy change.
  • Develop and deliver written and in-person reports and briefings for different audiences, including politicians, policy officials, and other decision-makers.
  • Collaborate with the ED and Learning and Education Coordinator to develop relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Monitor legislation and policy developments relevant to assistance dogs and dog welfare and communicate these as appropriate to members.
  • Support the ED with the preparation of policy statements, briefing papers, press requests and responses to public consultations and inquiries.
  • Support the Executive Director in advising on key areas of policy
  • Represent ADUK and its views at events and meetings with external partners where appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for projects, with the support of the Executive Director where appropriate, including joint work with partner organisations.
  • Organise meetings, policy roundtables, expert workshops, policy training and other events.
  • Promote ADUK’s policy positions and aims through the efficient and creative use of its resources and communication channels.

Find out more information here or download the full job description and person specification.

Application Details: Please ensure you have completed the task included in the full job description and send this through with your completed application form to info@assistancedogs.org.uk

Download the Application Form

Application Deadline: Midnight on the 20th May 2024. 

Interviews will take place over the 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2024 either online or in central London.

Website Link: https://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns-manager/

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Dog Training Instructor, Community based in the York West region

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community based in the York West region

Salary: £23,800 – £28,000 (upon qualification) per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

Working as a Dog Training instructor you will be fully responsible and accountable for overseeing the entire training lifecycle from puppyhood to the moment they qualify as a Hearing Dog.  This is a highly rewarding role where you can directly impact a person’s life.

What you will need to succeed

  • We are looking for a self-motivated and positive individual with practical and theoretical experience in dog training and behaviour, with skills in teaching, mentoring and coaching people.
  • The ability to develop and train dogs using the skills of our volunteers is essential so we are looking for someone who finds value in working with both people and dogs and is driven by the overall goal to help train more dogs for deaf people.
  • You will need resilience and a high degree of efficiency to be a successful Dog Training Instructor.
  • Preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent in the relevant subject area. 

Download Job Description>

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

Application Deadline: 1st May 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you’d be perfect for the role to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: Dog Training Instructor (hearingdogs.org.uk)

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Support Advisor, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Support Advisor

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Salary: Starting salary £24,225.00 per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

The Support Advisor is a critical role in Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, contributing towards the charity’s mission to help with hearing loss and leave loneliness behind.

  • Guide people through the process of applying for hearing dog or LinkUp Group training course
  • Book Hearing Hub appointments
  • Book appointments for peer support and other services.
  • Work with hearing dog applicants
  • Guide applicants in preparing their home and workplace for having a hearing dog
  • Provide support for off-site visits to assist with our clients applications
  • Lead one-to-one and group workshops for applicants to learn, practice and prepare for having a hearing dog
  • Capture and share stories about our work and the difference our services make.

What you will need to succeed.

  • Experience of working with training and coaching others.
  • Excellent communication skills

For more information about this role please see the job description linked below.

Download Job Description >

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 3rd May 2024 
  • First stage interviews will be held over Teams from 13th May
  • Second interviews will be held at The Grange from 20th May

Application Details:

If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a cover letter on why you’d be perfect for the role to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

Website Link: Support Advisor (hearingdogs.org.uk)

Employer: Assistance Dogs UK

Job Title: Policy and Campaigns Manager

Job Location: Remote

Salary: £33,000 pa full time + Pension contribution

Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Job Description:

Assistance Dogs UK is a voluntary coalition of assistance dog charities that have been accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and/or The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).

ADUK member organisations work to the highest international standards of assistance dog and guide dog training and welfare. ADUK celebrates and promotes the benefits that taking standards-based approaches brings to both the assistance dog, their partner/owner and the wider general public.

ADUK is a small but growing charity hoping to make a big impact for our already highly engaged members. The Charity is looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to be part of our ambitious team at a key time for the charity. 

The Policy and Campaigns Manager will develop our policy positions and further our campaigning aims to promote a standards-based approach to the training and welfare of assistance dogs, and to facilitate access for all those who rely on these highly trained dogs. Through dynamic campaigns and impactful initiatives, this new role will help ADUK amplify the voices of those whose lives are transformed by these life changing dogs, ensuring that their rights are protected for years to come.

This is a new role so we are seeking someone who will be inspired by our work and excited  about making it a success and being a key member of the ADUK team as we grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Executive Director (ED), develop a compelling case for taking standards-based approaches to the training and welfare of assistance dogs.
  • Gather and utilize robust evidence to increase ADUK ’s credibility and voice on key issues.
  • Together with the ED identify opportunities for ADUK and its members to engage with policy and decision makers, and to promote policy change.
  • Develop and deliver written and in-person reports and briefings for different audiences, including politicians, policy officials, and other decision-makers.
  • Collaborate with the ED and Learning and Education Coordinator to develop relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Monitor legislation and policy developments relevant to assistance dogs and dog welfare and communicate these as appropriate to members.
  • Support the ED with the preparation of policy statements, briefing papers, press requests and responses to public consultations and inquiries.
  • Support the Executive Director in advising on key areas of policy
  • Represent ADUK and its views at events and meetings with external partners where appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for projects, with the support of the Executive Director where appropriate, including joint work with partner organisations.
  • Organise meetings, policy roundtables, expert workshops, policy training and other events.
  • Promote ADUK’s policy positions and aims through the efficient and creative use of its resources and communication channels.

Find out more information here or download the full job description and person specification.

Application Details: Please ensure you have completed the task included in the full job description and send this through with your completed application form to info@assistancedogs.org.uk

Download the Application Form

Application Deadline: Midnight on the 20th May 2024. 

Interviews will take place over the 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2024 either online or in central London.

Website Link: https://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns-manager/

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community based in the York West region

Salary: £23,800 – £28,000 (upon qualification) per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

Working as a Dog Training instructor you will be fully responsible and accountable for overseeing the entire training lifecycle from puppyhood to the moment they qualify as a Hearing Dog.  This is a highly rewarding role where you can directly impact a person’s life.

What you will need to succeed

  • We are looking for a self-motivated and positive individual with practical and theoretical experience in dog training and behaviour, with skills in teaching, mentoring and coaching people.
  • The ability to develop and train dogs using the skills of our volunteers is essential so we are looking for someone who finds value in working with both people and dogs and is driven by the overall goal to help train more dogs for deaf people.
  • You will need resilience and a high degree of efficiency to be a successful Dog Training Instructor.
  • Preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent in the relevant subject area. 

Download Job Description>

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

Application Deadline: 1st May 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you’d be perfect for the role to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: Dog Training Instructor (hearingdogs.org.uk)

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Support Advisor

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Salary: Starting salary £24,225.00 per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

The Support Advisor is a critical role in Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, contributing towards the charity’s mission to help with hearing loss and leave loneliness behind.

  • Guide people through the process of applying for hearing dog or LinkUp Group training course
  • Book Hearing Hub appointments
  • Book appointments for peer support and other services.
  • Work with hearing dog applicants
  • Guide applicants in preparing their home and workplace for having a hearing dog
  • Provide support for off-site visits to assist with our clients applications
  • Lead one-to-one and group workshops for applicants to learn, practice and prepare for having a hearing dog
  • Capture and share stories about our work and the difference our services make.

What you will need to succeed.

  • Experience of working with training and coaching others.
  • Excellent communication skills

For more information about this role please see the job description linked below.

Download Job Description >

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 3rd May 2024 
  • First stage interviews will be held over Teams from 13th May
  • Second interviews will be held at The Grange from 20th May

Application Details:

If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a cover letter on why you’d be perfect for the role to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

Website Link: Support Advisor (hearingdogs.org.uk)

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Health & Welfare Assistant, Banbury

Employer: Dogs for Good

Job Title: Health & Welfare Assistant

Job Location: The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Salary: £21,628 per annum

Hours: Full Time, 35 Hours Per Week, Monday to Friday, Working a Shift of Either 7.30am to 3.30pm or 10am to 6pm

Job Description: The Charity is seeking a full time Health & Welfare Assistant. Duties for this role include the following:
• To identify, manage and report health and welfare concerns within our stock
• Maintain all dog related areas on site
• Manage the daily requirements of all dogs attending site
• Communicate on dog Health and Welfare matters to assist staff members and stakeholders
• Keep up to date health and welfare records on the dogs progress

If you need to discuss this role, please email Caroline Jones, Health and Welfare Team Leader on caroline.jones@dogsforgood.org

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 where reasonable adjustments are required. Regular travel across the region you are supervising is a requirement of this role.

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.

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

Application Deadline: Applications for the vacancy will close at noon on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

Interviews for this role will take place on Monday 20 May 2024.

The interview date cannot be altered, so please ensure you are available for interview.

Application Details: To apply for this role, please visit the ‘Current Vacancies’ page on the Dogs for Good website, where full application instructions can be found, along with a copy of the Health & Welfare Assistant job description.

Website Link: Health & Welfare Assistant – Dogs for Good

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Fundraising Trustee (Volunteer)

Employer: Service Dogs

Job Title: Fundraising Trustee (Volunteer)

Job Location: Remote

Salary:

Hours: You will be required to attend a minimum of four Trustee meetings annually. These are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Job Description:

Do something amazing with a great, innovative team while helping Veterans and dogs from rescue!

If you are an experienced fundraiser, we need your help. This is a volunteer position and we can guarantee you huge satisfaction and enjoyment and the opportunity to make a real difference for Veterans from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services.

We want to ensure that every penny donated to us is spent in the most effective way to benefit those injured in service and struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We do that by being volunteer-led and keeping our overheads to an absolute minimum.

Join us and you’ll be part of a small charity with big objectives. We need your help to develop and realise an ambitious fundraising strategy.  

Required Background: A background in charity fundraising at a strategic or senior level.  

Role Summary

  • To assist the Board of Trustees to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the charity.
  • To guide, support and inspire fundraising volunteers
  • To report to the Trustees on a quarterly basis giving an update on fundraising achievements, plans, and progress.
  • To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority within a robust governance framework that meets all relevant legislation.

Main Responsibilities of a Fundraising Trustee

  • Oversee fundraising to make sure it is carried out in legal, honest, and accountable ways
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall charity strategy and work with the Trustees to ensure effective income generation is being achieved
  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques, best practice, and strategies
  • Assessing risks in new fundraising directions, alerting the Board of Trustees in a timely manner as and when necessary of key concerns
  • To report to the Board at a strategic level on the successes and challenges of the fundraising strategy.
  • To help the charity further develop its fundraising capabilities through effective people and processes
  • On an ad hoc basis, to work with the Operations Director and the Administrator and any other trustees or team members

Qualities of a Fundraising Trustee

  • To have substantial background as a charity fundraiser with a sound understanding and experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels
  • A good understanding of fundraising within a small charity and the challenges facing small charities
  • Experience of diverse income generation practices
  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively
  • Ability to give constructive feedback and provide challenge
  • Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector.     In the first instance please contact: garry@servicedogsuk.org with expressions of interest. Help us change two lives at a time!

Time Commitment You will be required to attend a minimum of four Trustee meetings annually. These are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Application Details: In the first instance please contact: garry@servicedogsuk.org with expressions of interest. Help us change two lives at a time!

Website Link: Find out more about Service Dogs at Service Dogs UK – The Home of PTSD Assistance Dogs

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Socialising Trainer, Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with travel

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Socialising Trainer

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with responsibility for puppies placed with socialisers in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire

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

Responsibilities  

Training and Development of Puppies

  • Take responsibility for a cohort of puppies allocated to socialisers living in your geographical area.
  • Provide training that meets the charity’s quality standards and in accordance with timescales and targets.
  • To deliver effective training by holding puppy classes, 121’s and home visits with socialisers in your geographical area.
  • To prepare the puppy to be a Medical Alert Assistance Dog.
  • Regularly monitor progress of the puppies in your area and provide detailed, evidenced feedback to the senior team within Dog Supply and training.
  • Support and assist with the potential matches for a particular assistance dog partnership and in consultation with the Socialising Trainer Coordinator, provide any client specific training needed prior to the match.

Socialiser Support 

  • Be the first point of contact for the socialisers in your area, which will include guidance and instruction to socialisers on handling, behaviour and training of the dogs under your supervision.
  • Provide general health care advice within your core working hours.
  • To support when required on dog emergencies that arise out of your core hours.

Socialiser Recruitment 

  • Assist in the recruitment of new volunteer socialisers.
  • Carry out home checks to assess prospective new socialisers.

Other 

  • Update the Harlequin CRM database in a timely fashion to ensure accurate and up to date training, veterinary and health records.
  • Support the charity’s fundraising, communications and volunteering teams as required, specifically in relation to your area.
  • From time to time you may be required to have a dog live with you for additional training for a set period.
  • Share best practice with colleagues across the charity

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

  PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Ability to demonstrate high quality judgement and a proven track record in relation to the following:
  • Dog training matters including the analysis of temperaments, appropriate training methods and requirements necessary to maintain public confidence in assistance dogs.
  • Solutions to training and behavioural problems.
  • Socialiser training including the ability to assess each person’s preferred learning style and adapt as appropriate your training approach, the specific programmes to be followed,
  • Welfare and safety and appropriate time for referral to others.
  • Appropriate support to apprentices
  • Dealings with other staff, clients and members of the public
  • Strong and clear teaching and instructing skills.
  • Ability to plan work, be organised and ensure that time is utilised effectively for yourself, colleagues and socialisers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people internally and externally. This will include clients and their families, fosterers, other professional service providers, members of the public, the media, managers and other colleagues.
  • High level of IT literacy and report writing skills including experience of using Microsoft based programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Power Point.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Practical knowledge in the following areas:
  • AD(UK) and ADI regulations
  • Basic theory of practical dog training.
  • Law in relation to dogs.
  • Knowledge of medical conditions relevant to puppies between 8 weeks and 2 years of age.
  • Dog and human psychology.
  • Health and safety implications of dog and socialiser handling.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

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:

  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Honesty
  • Fairness

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

  • Respectful communication
  • Cooperating with others
  • Honesty in all interactions
  • Fairness in decision making

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

Employer: Dogs for Good

Job Title: Health & Welfare Assistant

Job Location: The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Salary: £21,628 per annum

Hours: Full Time, 35 Hours Per Week, Monday to Friday, Working a Shift of Either 7.30am to 3.30pm or 10am to 6pm

Job Description: The Charity is seeking a full time Health & Welfare Assistant. Duties for this role include the following:
• To identify, manage and report health and welfare concerns within our stock
• Maintain all dog related areas on site
• Manage the daily requirements of all dogs attending site
• Communicate on dog Health and Welfare matters to assist staff members and stakeholders
• Keep up to date health and welfare records on the dogs progress

If you need to discuss this role, please email Caroline Jones, Health and Welfare Team Leader on caroline.jones@dogsforgood.org

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 where reasonable adjustments are required. Regular travel across the region you are supervising is a requirement of this role.

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.

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

Application Deadline: Applications for the vacancy will close at noon on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

Interviews for this role will take place on Monday 20 May 2024.

The interview date cannot be altered, so please ensure you are available for interview.

Application Details: To apply for this role, please visit the ‘Current Vacancies’ page on the Dogs for Good website, where full application instructions can be found, along with a copy of the Health & Welfare Assistant job description.

Website Link: Health & Welfare Assistant – Dogs for Good

Employer: Service Dogs

Job Title: Fundraising Trustee (Volunteer)

Job Location: Remote

Salary:

Hours: You will be required to attend a minimum of four Trustee meetings annually. These are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Job Description:

Do something amazing with a great, innovative team while helping Veterans and dogs from rescue!

If you are an experienced fundraiser, we need your help. This is a volunteer position and we can guarantee you huge satisfaction and enjoyment and the opportunity to make a real difference for Veterans from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services.

We want to ensure that every penny donated to us is spent in the most effective way to benefit those injured in service and struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We do that by being volunteer-led and keeping our overheads to an absolute minimum.

Join us and you’ll be part of a small charity with big objectives. We need your help to develop and realise an ambitious fundraising strategy.  

Required Background: A background in charity fundraising at a strategic or senior level.  

Role Summary

  • To assist the Board of Trustees to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the charity.
  • To guide, support and inspire fundraising volunteers
  • To report to the Trustees on a quarterly basis giving an update on fundraising achievements, plans, and progress.
  • To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority within a robust governance framework that meets all relevant legislation.

Main Responsibilities of a Fundraising Trustee

  • Oversee fundraising to make sure it is carried out in legal, honest, and accountable ways
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall charity strategy and work with the Trustees to ensure effective income generation is being achieved
  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques, best practice, and strategies
  • Assessing risks in new fundraising directions, alerting the Board of Trustees in a timely manner as and when necessary of key concerns
  • To report to the Board at a strategic level on the successes and challenges of the fundraising strategy.
  • To help the charity further develop its fundraising capabilities through effective people and processes
  • On an ad hoc basis, to work with the Operations Director and the Administrator and any other trustees or team members

Qualities of a Fundraising Trustee

  • To have substantial background as a charity fundraiser with a sound understanding and experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels
  • A good understanding of fundraising within a small charity and the challenges facing small charities
  • Experience of diverse income generation practices
  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively
  • Ability to give constructive feedback and provide challenge
  • Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector.     In the first instance please contact: garry@servicedogsuk.org with expressions of interest. Help us change two lives at a time!

Time Commitment You will be required to attend a minimum of four Trustee meetings annually. These are currently being held remotely via Zoom.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Application Details: In the first instance please contact: garry@servicedogsuk.org with expressions of interest. Help us change two lives at a time!

Website Link: Find out more about Service Dogs at Service Dogs UK – The Home of PTSD Assistance Dogs

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Socialising Trainer

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with responsibility for puppies placed with socialisers in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire

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

Responsibilities  

Training and Development of Puppies

  • Take responsibility for a cohort of puppies allocated to socialisers living in your geographical area.
  • Provide training that meets the charity’s quality standards and in accordance with timescales and targets.
  • To deliver effective training by holding puppy classes, 121’s and home visits with socialisers in your geographical area.
  • To prepare the puppy to be a Medical Alert Assistance Dog.
  • Regularly monitor progress of the puppies in your area and provide detailed, evidenced feedback to the senior team within Dog Supply and training.
  • Support and assist with the potential matches for a particular assistance dog partnership and in consultation with the Socialising Trainer Coordinator, provide any client specific training needed prior to the match.

Socialiser Support 

  • Be the first point of contact for the socialisers in your area, which will include guidance and instruction to socialisers on handling, behaviour and training of the dogs under your supervision.
  • Provide general health care advice within your core working hours.
  • To support when required on dog emergencies that arise out of your core hours.

Socialiser Recruitment 

  • Assist in the recruitment of new volunteer socialisers.
  • Carry out home checks to assess prospective new socialisers.

Other 

  • Update the Harlequin CRM database in a timely fashion to ensure accurate and up to date training, veterinary and health records.
  • Support the charity’s fundraising, communications and volunteering teams as required, specifically in relation to your area.
  • From time to time you may be required to have a dog live with you for additional training for a set period.
  • Share best practice with colleagues across the charity

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

  PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Ability to demonstrate high quality judgement and a proven track record in relation to the following:
  • Dog training matters including the analysis of temperaments, appropriate training methods and requirements necessary to maintain public confidence in assistance dogs.
  • Solutions to training and behavioural problems.
  • Socialiser training including the ability to assess each person’s preferred learning style and adapt as appropriate your training approach, the specific programmes to be followed,
  • Welfare and safety and appropriate time for referral to others.
  • Appropriate support to apprentices
  • Dealings with other staff, clients and members of the public
  • Strong and clear teaching and instructing skills.
  • Ability to plan work, be organised and ensure that time is utilised effectively for yourself, colleagues and socialisers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people internally and externally. This will include clients and their families, fosterers, other professional service providers, members of the public, the media, managers and other colleagues.
  • High level of IT literacy and report writing skills including experience of using Microsoft based programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Power Point.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Practical knowledge in the following areas:
  • AD(UK) and ADI regulations
  • Basic theory of practical dog training.
  • Law in relation to dogs.
  • Knowledge of medical conditions relevant to puppies between 8 weeks and 2 years of age.
  • Dog and human psychology.
  • Health and safety implications of dog and socialiser handling.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

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:

  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Honesty
  • Fairness

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

  • Respectful communication
  • Cooperating with others
  • Honesty in all interactions
  • Fairness in decision making

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

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Client Services Co-ordinator, Sheffield

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Client Services Co-ordinator

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £21,762 rising to £25,856 upon successful completion of training.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join their training department.  The role will consist of the assessing and acceptance of applicants.  It will also involve overseeing our teams who have graduated, ensuring they receive an annual aftercare, given appropriate advice/ support and extra training if/when required, in conjunction with prepping and supporting teams for their retirement. 

The applicant will be required to lone work off site for periods of time, so must show the ability to work alone effectively, prioritise their workload, accordingly, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communicational skills.  They are to demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude and show flexibility within their work. 

Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.  Desirable qualities are experience/recognised teaching qualification, awareness in varying disabilities and a recognised qualification in animal training/behaviour.  For further criteria please refer to requirements and criteria on our website.  Please note this post requires an enhanced DBS Check and must be submitted prior to starting your employment at Support Dogs. Should you not have an enhanced DBS Check, Support Dogs will apply for one on your behalf but all information to complete a check must be provided ahead of your employment start date.

Occasional overnight duties and from time-to-time weekend work will be required to both fulfil the role and assist in the promotion of the Charity participating in fundraising events/demonstrations.

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

Please click below for the job description
jobdescription-clientsevices.pdf

requirementsandcriteria-clientservices.pdf

If you have any queries regarding 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 sadly not possible to answer any telephone enquiries.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.

Application Details:

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, Support Dogs, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following information in your covering letter/CV –

·       Explanation of why you feel you are suited to the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability. 

·       Include any training and/or voluntary work you have undertaken/participated in that is relevant to the role’s requirements.

·       Referees to cover at least the past 5 years (if applicable), one being your current/last employer, whichever is relevant to your situation.  Should you not have a current/previous employer please explain how you have been spending your time while not in employment.  Open references/character references from family or friends are not accepted.

·       A chronological history of your time spent since leaving education, giving reasons for leaving a position.

Website Link: Job vacancies | Support Dogs

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Puppy Coordinator (part-time), Sheffield

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Puppy Coordinator (part-time, contract)

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £21,762 – £25,856 (pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, over three full days.  Please note that this role is on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave (17 months).

Job Description:

Support Dogs have an exciting role available within the training department, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join our puppy team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing several puppies at any one time, provide a structured and tailored training for each puppy to ensure they are progressing as expected.  The role will also involve working closely alongside our valued volunteers, ensuring they are receiving excellent support, regular training sessions and are given advice/support as and when required.  Other duties within this role may include the recruitment, assessment, and training of new volunteers.

The applicant will be required to work off site for periods of time so they must show the ability to work alone effectively, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communication skills.  Previous and proven experience of working with puppies, within a professional capacity, such as planning and conducting puppy training classes to a group of people is an essential quality for this role.  All applicants are to have a full clean driving licence. 

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

Click below to download the job description
Puppy coordinator Job Description – parttime.pdf 

Please note this post requires a standard DBS Check and must be submitted prior to starting your employment at Support Dogs. Should you not have a standard DBS Check, Support Dogs will apply for one on your behalf but all information to complete a check must be provided ahead of your employment start date.

Due to the high level of interest that we receive for training vacancies, it is not always possible to answer telephone enquiries.  Should you have any questions about the vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email, katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.

Application Details:

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following in your covering letter and CV;

Explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability where possible.  Include details of any training and/or voluntary work you may have undertaken that is relevant to the role. 

Referees to cover at least the past 5 years (if applicable), one of these is to be your present or most recent employer, whichever is relevant.  Open references/character references from family/friends are not accepted.  Please ensure you provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education and give the reasons for leaving a position.

Website Link: Job vacancies | Support Dogs

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Chair of Trustees, Exeter area

Employer: Veterans with Dogs

Job Title: Chair of Trustees

Job Location: The Charity is registered at 2 Northleigh House, Thorverton Road, Exeter,  Devon EX2 8HF, however meetings may also be held at alternative locations as required.

Salary: Out of pocket expenses are offered, if required.

Hours: Four Board meetings per year, plus additional subcommittees as needed

Job Description:

We are keen to broaden the skills and recruit new people to strengthen the existing board and drive VETERANS WITH DOGS forward. VETERANS WITH DOGS is seeking  to appoint new trustees to join its trustee board and be formally appointed as soon as practicable after the recruitment process is complete.

The Chair will hold the Board and Core Team to account for Veterans With Dogs’ mission, vision, and strategic plan, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation. The Chair will also  support the Chief Executive and ensure the Board works closely with the Core Team.

We will endeavour to follow the recruitment timetable as outlined below:

  • Closing date for applications: Open
  • Shortlisting of candidates for interview: Ongoing
  • Interviews with the Chair, a trustee and CEO/Head of Finance and
  • Resources: Ongoing
  • Formal appointment of new trustees: Ongoing
  • Subsequent board meeting: TBA

To apply, please send a letter of application along with an up to date CV to chrissie.maclellan@veteranswithdogs.org.uk

Salary: Unpaid – Trustees can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings

Closing Date: Open

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Details:

Download the recruitment and person specification pack here.

Website Link:

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Client Services Co-ordinator

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £21,762 rising to £25,856 upon successful completion of training.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join their training department.  The role will consist of the assessing and acceptance of applicants.  It will also involve overseeing our teams who have graduated, ensuring they receive an annual aftercare, given appropriate advice/ support and extra training if/when required, in conjunction with prepping and supporting teams for their retirement. 

The applicant will be required to lone work off site for periods of time, so must show the ability to work alone effectively, prioritise their workload, accordingly, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communicational skills.  They are to demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude and show flexibility within their work. 

Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.  Desirable qualities are experience/recognised teaching qualification, awareness in varying disabilities and a recognised qualification in animal training/behaviour.  For further criteria please refer to requirements and criteria on our website.  Please note this post requires an enhanced DBS Check and must be submitted prior to starting your employment at Support Dogs. Should you not have an enhanced DBS Check, Support Dogs will apply for one on your behalf but all information to complete a check must be provided ahead of your employment start date.

Occasional overnight duties and from time-to-time weekend work will be required to both fulfil the role and assist in the promotion of the Charity participating in fundraising events/demonstrations.

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

Please click below for the job description
jobdescription-clientsevices.pdf

requirementsandcriteria-clientservices.pdf

If you have any queries regarding 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 sadly not possible to answer any telephone enquiries.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.

Application Details:

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, Support Dogs, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following information in your covering letter/CV –

·       Explanation of why you feel you are suited to the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability. 

·       Include any training and/or voluntary work you have undertaken/participated in that is relevant to the role’s requirements.

·       Referees to cover at least the past 5 years (if applicable), one being your current/last employer, whichever is relevant to your situation.  Should you not have a current/previous employer please explain how you have been spending your time while not in employment.  Open references/character references from family or friends are not accepted.

·       A chronological history of your time spent since leaving education, giving reasons for leaving a position.

Website Link: Job vacancies | Support Dogs

Employer: Support Dogs

Job Title: Puppy Coordinator (part-time, contract)

Job Location: Sheffield

Salary: £21,762 – £25,856 (pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, over three full days.  Please note that this role is on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave (17 months).

Job Description:

Support Dogs have an exciting role available within the training department, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, and driven individual to join our puppy team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing several puppies at any one time, provide a structured and tailored training for each puppy to ensure they are progressing as expected.  The role will also involve working closely alongside our valued volunteers, ensuring they are receiving excellent support, regular training sessions and are given advice/support as and when required.  Other duties within this role may include the recruitment, assessment, and training of new volunteers.

The applicant will be required to work off site for periods of time so they must show the ability to work alone effectively, use their own initiative and have excellent time management and communication skills.  Previous and proven experience of working with puppies, within a professional capacity, such as planning and conducting puppy training classes to a group of people is an essential quality for this role.  All applicants are to have a full clean driving licence. 

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

Click below to download the job description
Puppy coordinator Job Description – parttime.pdf 

Please note this post requires a standard DBS Check and must be submitted prior to starting your employment at Support Dogs. Should you not have a standard DBS Check, Support Dogs will apply for one on your behalf but all information to complete a check must be provided ahead of your employment start date.

Due to the high level of interest that we receive for training vacancies, it is not always possible to answer telephone enquiries.  Should you have any questions about the vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email, katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.

Application Details:

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to katie.burns@supportdogs.org.uk or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following in your covering letter and CV;

Explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability where possible.  Include details of any training and/or voluntary work you may have undertaken that is relevant to the role. 

Referees to cover at least the past 5 years (if applicable), one of these is to be your present or most recent employer, whichever is relevant.  Open references/character references from family/friends are not accepted.  Please ensure you provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education and give the reasons for leaving a position.

Website Link: Job vacancies | Support Dogs

Employer: Veterans with Dogs

Job Title: Chair of Trustees

Job Location: The Charity is registered at 2 Northleigh House, Thorverton Road, Exeter,  Devon EX2 8HF, however meetings may also be held at alternative locations as required.

Salary: Out of pocket expenses are offered, if required.

Hours: Four Board meetings per year, plus additional subcommittees as needed

Job Description:

We are keen to broaden the skills and recruit new people to strengthen the existing board and drive VETERANS WITH DOGS forward. VETERANS WITH DOGS is seeking  to appoint new trustees to join its trustee board and be formally appointed as soon as practicable after the recruitment process is complete.

The Chair will hold the Board and Core Team to account for Veterans With Dogs’ mission, vision, and strategic plan, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation. The Chair will also  support the Chief Executive and ensure the Board works closely with the Core Team.

We will endeavour to follow the recruitment timetable as outlined below:

  • Closing date for applications: Open
  • Shortlisting of candidates for interview: Ongoing
  • Interviews with the Chair, a trustee and CEO/Head of Finance and
  • Resources: Ongoing
  • Formal appointment of new trustees: Ongoing
  • Subsequent board meeting: TBA

To apply, please send a letter of application along with an up to date CV to chrissie.maclellan@veteranswithdogs.org.uk

Salary: Unpaid – Trustees can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings

Closing Date: Open

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Details:

Download the recruitment and person specification pack here.

Website Link: