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.

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Volunteering Care Coordinator x6, UK home-based

Employer: Guide Dogs

Job Title: Volunteering Care Coordinator x6

Job Location: UK home-based

Salary: £21,840 – £22,399 gross per annum

Hours: 35.00 hours per week

Job Description:

The Volunteering Care Coordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by supporting new volunteers to progress through their application journey in a fast and efficient way to maximise the growth of the Guide Dogs Volunteering pool. The role will support the organisation by having person-centred conversations with prospective volunteers during key stages in their Volunteer Lifecycle; Interviewing, Retention/Volunteer Care conversations, Complaints and on leaving their roles, with the strategic aim of the number of appropriate volunteers onboarded, and retaining existing volunteers, all of whom play a key role in delivering the charity’s mission. 

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;

  • Demonstrable experience capturing responses and triaging applications/uploading outcomes onto customer records and triggering the next stage of a process. 
  • Proven experience of responding to enquiries and maintaining records in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
  • Experience of volunteering and/or working with volunteers.
  • Demonstrable and up to date knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment requirements.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of the Data Protection principles.
  • Demonstrable understanding of diversity issues and the practical application in relation to communication with all stakeholder.
  • Demonstrable and up to date knowledge of UK disclosure checking processes and bodies, including levels of checks and eligibility.
  • Proven ability to work in an organised, accurate and responsive manner to meet the demands of multiple stakeholders (internal and external), including the ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Proven ability to take ownership or own workload, whilst working as part of a team to achieve department objectives.

We’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.

Your normal hours of work will be 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with an expectation for flexibility to do at least one 12pm-8pm shift per week. Such hours will be worked in accordance with the published duty roster which may include evenings, weekends and Public/Bank Holidays. The rota will be published with reasonable notice and time off will be integrated to include an unpaid lunch break of one hour.

We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

Application Deadline: 5th August 2024

Application Details: If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed via the website below.

Website Link: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – Volunteering Care Coordinator x6 (talent-soft.com)

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Dog Wellbeing Technician, London

Employer: Guide Dogs

Job Title: Dog Wellbeing Technician

Job Location London

Salary: £22,440 – £23,868.99 per annum pro rata, plus London weighting

Hours: 14.00 hours per week – 6 months contract

Job Description:

The Dog Wellbeing Technician helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by ensuring the wellbeing and specialist care of our dogs are met. This is achieved through carrying out husbandry duties in order to provide for the wellbeing of dogs whilst accommodated at a Guide Dogs site.

This role will be based on site at our London office, working closely with a team of Dog Wellbeing Technicians.

You’ll be working 14 hours per week every Thursday & Friday from 11am to 7pm weekly.

A flexible approach with a willingness to work outside of core hours and away from home when required. Occasional requirement to undertake long journeys. Able to work unsocial hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Diversity
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality.

We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

Candidate requirements

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include:

Essential

• Able to work 14 hours, every Thursday & Friday from 11am to 7pm.

• A qualification in animal care, experience or equivalent relevant work-based experience.
• Able to undertake physical demands of the role, walking distances unaided and able to handle and walk with a range of dog breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments.
• Able to meet the travel requirements of the role which involves transporting dogs on a regular basis. In the absence of a full valid UK Driving License, you will be expected to demonstrate how you will fulfil this aspect of the role via alternative means.
• Experience of working in a kennel type environment – paid employment or voluntary.
• Experience of supporting a customer serving based organisation.

Desirable

• Experience of coaching and mentoring.
• Experience of working with volunteers.
• Demonstrable knowledge of animal first aid.
• Demonstrable knowledge of positive reinforcement dog handling and training techniques.

Application Deadline: 11th August 2024

Application Details: If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed via the website link below.

Website Link: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – Dog Wellbeing Technician – London (talent-soft.com)

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Dog Trainer/ Behaviourist, Northwest of England

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Dog Trainer/ Behaviourist

Job Location: Northwest of England

Salary: £23,655 to £26,612 per annum FTE (prorated to £9,462 to £10,644) (depending on experience)

Hours: 15 hours per week

Job Description:

If you are an experienced dog trainer/behaviourist looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you. 

Canine Partners’ mission is to change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. 

To help us create amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for an Aftercare Instructor to join our talented Aftercare team. 

This is an incredible role at a prominent assistance dog charity where your role will be a part of our essential work that transforms lives everyday. 

What you will do:
In a specified geographical location, you will be responsible for reviewing the health and welfare of partnered dogs and provide on-going training and instruction to partnerships. This vital role aims to maximise the assistance and support our dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

What we are looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of dog training and behaviour
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with a wide range of people
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of providing training, teaching, or coaching 
  • Record keeping and report writing skills
  • ICT skills (MS Office) 

Ideally, you may have some understanding of knowledge of human medical conditions as they relate to the canine partnership, but this is not essential. Most importantly, you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

We can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave allowance 
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Charity Sick pay 
  • Life assurance 
  • Wellbeing portal
  • Employee assistance programme 

This role covers a specified geographical location in the Northwest of England – Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Isle of Man, and Cumbria. There will be regular travel involved to visit and assess partnerships and on some occasions to transport dogs, therefore it is essential that you have a driving licence and appropriate vehicle for work purposes (claimable expenses for business travel as required).

As part of the onboarding process, you will receive a minimum of 4 weeks training and instruction.

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2024 11:59 PM

Application Details: Please apply online with a CV together with a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

Website Link: Dog Trainer/ Behaviourist – Job page – Careers with Canine Partners

Employer: Guide Dogs

Job Title: Volunteering Care Coordinator x6

Job Location: UK home-based

Salary: £21,840 – £22,399 gross per annum

Hours: 35.00 hours per week

Job Description:

The Volunteering Care Coordinator helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by supporting new volunteers to progress through their application journey in a fast and efficient way to maximise the growth of the Guide Dogs Volunteering pool. The role will support the organisation by having person-centred conversations with prospective volunteers during key stages in their Volunteer Lifecycle; Interviewing, Retention/Volunteer Care conversations, Complaints and on leaving their roles, with the strategic aim of the number of appropriate volunteers onboarded, and retaining existing volunteers, all of whom play a key role in delivering the charity’s mission. 

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;

  • Demonstrable experience capturing responses and triaging applications/uploading outcomes onto customer records and triggering the next stage of a process. 
  • Proven experience of responding to enquiries and maintaining records in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
  • Experience of volunteering and/or working with volunteers.
  • Demonstrable and up to date knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment requirements.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of the Data Protection principles.
  • Demonstrable understanding of diversity issues and the practical application in relation to communication with all stakeholder.
  • Demonstrable and up to date knowledge of UK disclosure checking processes and bodies, including levels of checks and eligibility.
  • Proven ability to work in an organised, accurate and responsive manner to meet the demands of multiple stakeholders (internal and external), including the ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Proven ability to take ownership or own workload, whilst working as part of a team to achieve department objectives.

We’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.

Your normal hours of work will be 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with an expectation for flexibility to do at least one 12pm-8pm shift per week. Such hours will be worked in accordance with the published duty roster which may include evenings, weekends and Public/Bank Holidays. The rota will be published with reasonable notice and time off will be integrated to include an unpaid lunch break of one hour.

We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

Application Deadline: 5th August 2024

Application Details: If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed via the website below.

Website Link: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – Volunteering Care Coordinator x6 (talent-soft.com)

Employer: Guide Dogs

Job Title: Dog Wellbeing Technician

Job Location London

Salary: £22,440 – £23,868.99 per annum pro rata, plus London weighting

Hours: 14.00 hours per week – 6 months contract

Job Description:

The Dog Wellbeing Technician helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by ensuring the wellbeing and specialist care of our dogs are met. This is achieved through carrying out husbandry duties in order to provide for the wellbeing of dogs whilst accommodated at a Guide Dogs site.

This role will be based on site at our London office, working closely with a team of Dog Wellbeing Technicians.

You’ll be working 14 hours per week every Thursday & Friday from 11am to 7pm weekly.

A flexible approach with a willingness to work outside of core hours and away from home when required. Occasional requirement to undertake long journeys. Able to work unsocial hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Diversity
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality.

We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

Candidate requirements

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include:

Essential

• Able to work 14 hours, every Thursday & Friday from 11am to 7pm.

• A qualification in animal care, experience or equivalent relevant work-based experience.
• Able to undertake physical demands of the role, walking distances unaided and able to handle and walk with a range of dog breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments.
• Able to meet the travel requirements of the role which involves transporting dogs on a regular basis. In the absence of a full valid UK Driving License, you will be expected to demonstrate how you will fulfil this aspect of the role via alternative means.
• Experience of working in a kennel type environment – paid employment or voluntary.
• Experience of supporting a customer serving based organisation.

Desirable

• Experience of coaching and mentoring.
• Experience of working with volunteers.
• Demonstrable knowledge of animal first aid.
• Demonstrable knowledge of positive reinforcement dog handling and training techniques.

Application Deadline: 11th August 2024

Application Details: If you have any accessibility issues, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0118 3540345 or peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk.

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed via the website link below.

Website Link: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – Dog Wellbeing Technician – London (talent-soft.com)

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Dog Trainer/ Behaviourist

Job Location: Northwest of England

Salary: £23,655 to £26,612 per annum FTE (prorated to £9,462 to £10,644) (depending on experience)

Hours: 15 hours per week

Job Description:

If you are an experienced dog trainer/behaviourist looking to utilise your skills within the charity sector, this could be the role for you. 

Canine Partners’ mission is to change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. 

To help us create amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for an Aftercare Instructor to join our talented Aftercare team. 

This is an incredible role at a prominent assistance dog charity where your role will be a part of our essential work that transforms lives everyday. 

What you will do:
In a specified geographical location, you will be responsible for reviewing the health and welfare of partnered dogs and provide on-going training and instruction to partnerships. This vital role aims to maximise the assistance and support our dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

What we are looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of dog training and behaviour
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with a wide range of people
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of providing training, teaching, or coaching 
  • Record keeping and report writing skills
  • ICT skills (MS Office) 

Ideally, you may have some understanding of knowledge of human medical conditions as they relate to the canine partnership, but this is not essential. Most importantly, you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

We can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave allowance 
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Charity Sick pay 
  • Life assurance 
  • Wellbeing portal
  • Employee assistance programme 

This role covers a specified geographical location in the Northwest of England – Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Isle of Man, and Cumbria. There will be regular travel involved to visit and assess partnerships and on some occasions to transport dogs, therefore it is essential that you have a driving licence and appropriate vehicle for work purposes (claimable expenses for business travel as required).

As part of the onboarding process, you will receive a minimum of 4 weeks training and instruction.

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2024 11:59 PM

Application Details: Please apply online with a CV together with a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

Website Link: Dog Trainer/ Behaviourist – Job page – Careers with Canine Partners

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Senior Partnerships Manager, Hybrid (Osgathorpe, Leicestershire) or Homebased

Employer: Canine Partners

Job Title: Senior Partnerships Manager

Job Location: Hybrid (Osgathorpe, Leicestershire) or Homebased

Salary: £34,000 to £40,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Are you a talented corporate fundraiser with a proven track record of success looking for a new challenge? This could be the role for you!

Canine Partners’ mission is to change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. 

To help us create amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Partnerships Manager to join our dedicated fundraising team. 

This is an incredible role at a prominent assistance dog charity where your role will be a part of our essential work that transforms lives every day. 

What you will do:

The Senior Partnerships Manager is responsible for driving significant growth for Canine Partners through corporate and community fundraising. 

You will be passionate about providing exceptional supporter care when identifying, cultivating, and maintaining high-value corporate partnerships. You will lead the community engagement team, giving support and direction in building strong relationships with small businesses, schools, social groups, and other community partners. 

 You will create and foster good relationships with both community and corporate volunteers; developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to recruit, engage, and manage volunteer networks. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Proven track record of success in corporate fundraising. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies. 
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills. 
  • Strong leadership and people management skills. 
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and achieve fundraising targets.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, and meet deadlines. 

You will be confident in your ability to work on your own initiative and as part of team. Ideally, you will have previous experience in community fundraising and writing funding proposals. 

Most importantly, you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

We can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Year-end closure period 
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Charity sick pay
  • Life assurance
  • Wellbeing portal 
  • Free on-site parking and accommodation 
  • Dog friendly offices

Please apply online with a comprehensive CV and supporting statement explaining how you believe you match the requirements of the role. 

Please be aware we reserve the right to close this advert ahead of the closing date should we find a suitable candidate before then. Please be assured that we contact all our candidates on the outcome of their application, this may take longer if we receive high volumes of applications. 

Application Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2024 11:59 PM

Application Details: Please apply online with a comprehensive CV and supporting statement explaining how you believe you match the requirements of the role. 

Website Link: Senior Partnerships Manager – Job page – Careers with Canine Partners

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Dog Training Instructor, Cheshire East

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Cheshire East

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

Hours: 35 Hours (Monday to Friday)

Job Description: Applications are invited for the position of Dog Training Instructor. This position will be based in and around the Cheshire East area.

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.

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

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is 24th July 2024
Interviews W/C 29th July 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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Dog Training Instructor, community based in and around York and Bielby area

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community based in and around York and Bielby area

Salary: £24,395 – £28,700 (upon qualification) per annum 

Hours: 35 hours a week; Monday – Friday, 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Job Description:

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Dog Training Instructor in and around the York and Bielby area.

What you will be doing

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.
  • A full clean UK driving licence. 

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

Download Job Description>>

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is 31st July 2024
  • First stage interviews w/c 12th August 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: Canine Partners

Job Title: Senior Partnerships Manager

Job Location: Hybrid (Osgathorpe, Leicestershire) or Homebased

Salary: £34,000 to £40,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Description:

Are you a talented corporate fundraiser with a proven track record of success looking for a new challenge? This could be the role for you!

Canine Partners’ mission is to change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. 

To help us create amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Partnerships Manager to join our dedicated fundraising team. 

This is an incredible role at a prominent assistance dog charity where your role will be a part of our essential work that transforms lives every day. 

What you will do:

The Senior Partnerships Manager is responsible for driving significant growth for Canine Partners through corporate and community fundraising. 

You will be passionate about providing exceptional supporter care when identifying, cultivating, and maintaining high-value corporate partnerships. You will lead the community engagement team, giving support and direction in building strong relationships with small businesses, schools, social groups, and other community partners. 

 You will create and foster good relationships with both community and corporate volunteers; developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to recruit, engage, and manage volunteer networks. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Proven track record of success in corporate fundraising. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies. 
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills. 
  • Strong leadership and people management skills. 
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and achieve fundraising targets.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, and meet deadlines. 

You will be confident in your ability to work on your own initiative and as part of team. Ideally, you will have previous experience in community fundraising and writing funding proposals. 

Most importantly, you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries. 

We can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Year-end closure period 
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Charity sick pay
  • Life assurance
  • Wellbeing portal 
  • Free on-site parking and accommodation 
  • Dog friendly offices

Please apply online with a comprehensive CV and supporting statement explaining how you believe you match the requirements of the role. 

Please be aware we reserve the right to close this advert ahead of the closing date should we find a suitable candidate before then. Please be assured that we contact all our candidates on the outcome of their application, this may take longer if we receive high volumes of applications. 

Application Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2024 11:59 PM

Application Details: Please apply online with a comprehensive CV and supporting statement explaining how you believe you match the requirements of the role. 

Website Link: Senior Partnerships Manager – Job page – Careers with Canine Partners

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Cheshire East

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

Hours: 35 Hours (Monday to Friday)

Job Description: Applications are invited for the position of Dog Training Instructor. This position will be based in and around the Cheshire East area.

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.

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

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is 24th July 2024
Interviews W/C 29th July 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: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community based in and around York and Bielby area

Salary: £24,395 – £28,700 (upon qualification) per annum 

Hours: 35 hours a week; Monday – Friday, 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Job Description:

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Dog Training Instructor in and around the York and Bielby area.

What you will be doing

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.
  • A full clean UK driving licence. 

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

Download Job Description>>

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is 31st July 2024
  • First stage interviews w/c 12th August 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)

Fundraising Administration Officer, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Fundraising Administration Officer

Job Location: Great Horwood, Milton Keynes

Salary: TBA

Hours: full time, 6 month contract with possibility of permanent thereafter

Job Description:

We are a charity that punches above its weight.  We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our many volunteers and supporters who raise awareness of our work and much needed funds.  The main purpose of this role will be to support the Community and Events Manager to develop local volunteer groups with the aim of increasing both awareness of the charity’s life-saving work and local fundraising. Other activities and administrative tasks across our key fundraising areas will also form part of the role.

We are looking for someone committed, passionate and full of ideas about how to engage with the many different communities and groups who support our work, and to help us reach new audiences so that our supporter network continues to grow to meet our ambitions.

Reports to: Community and Events Fundraising Manager

Responsibilities

  • Support the Community & Events Fundraising Manager with the delivery of events
  • Support the Region 5 volunteers in conjunction with the Community Fundraising Team
  • Represent and promote the charity at external events within the Region 5 geography including some evenings and weekends
  • Assist the Individual Giving Manager with the fulfilment of supporter communications including thank you letters and fulfillment of the Sponsor A Puppy Programme
  • Co-ordinate general fundraising enquiries and action accordingly offering exceptional customer service
  • Ensure all correspondence is recorded on the Harlequin CRM database and adhere to data regulations.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Knowledge of CRM systems ideally Harlequin
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to adapt communication styles to deal with different situations
  • Sound understanding of social media
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Hold a full, clean UK driving licence

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Previous experience of working within the charity sector

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A very positive attitude and a passion for the work of MDD
  • Comfortable working in the vicinity of dogs

Our 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

Benefits

  • Sick Pay
  • Health Cover
  • 26 days holiday, increasing with service
  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free On-site parking
  • Life Insurance

Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to:

  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

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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Dog Training Instructor, Community Based in and around Edinburgh

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community Based in and around Edinburgh

Salary: £24,395 – £28,700 (upon qualification) per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (18 month maternity cover)

Job Description:

What we do

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Dog Training Instructor in and around Edinburgh.

What you will be doing

This role is an 18 month maternity cover contract.

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.
  • A full clean UK driving licence. 

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

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th July 2024
  • First stage interviews w/c 22nd July 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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Database Assistant, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (Hybrid)

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Database Assistant

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (Hybrid)

Salary: £24,000 per annum 

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

Job Description:

What we do

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Database Assistant to join our IT team. This role is based in our training centre in the beautiful location of Saunderton, Buckinghamshire. 

What you will be doing

This new role is part of the Charity’s IT team whose function is to support, maintain and improve the efficiency of charity systems. Working with the Database Manager and Database and Digital Executive you will contribute to the successful delivery of the data and information systems strategy, including aiding the smooth running of the charity’s database:

  • Provide first line support for database users through the helpdesk system.
  • Provide first line support for volunteers using charity systems.
  • Support the Database Manager in establishing and maintaining quality data across the charity’s systems.
  • Assist in the provision of training and advice to users, ensuring a basic level of user understanding of charity systems.

What you need to succeed

  • An understanding or a desire to work with databases
  • A passion for data and process, and to be highly numerate, organised, and analytical
  • Good communication skills
  • Working effectively within a team and individually

Download Job Description >

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is Friday 19th July 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience, and how this reflects the essential criteria in the job description to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: Database Assistant (hearingdogs.org.uk)

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Fundraising Administration Officer

Job Location: Great Horwood, Milton Keynes

Salary: TBA

Hours: full time, 6 month contract with possibility of permanent thereafter

Job Description:

We are a charity that punches above its weight.  We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our many volunteers and supporters who raise awareness of our work and much needed funds.  The main purpose of this role will be to support the Community and Events Manager to develop local volunteer groups with the aim of increasing both awareness of the charity’s life-saving work and local fundraising. Other activities and administrative tasks across our key fundraising areas will also form part of the role.

We are looking for someone committed, passionate and full of ideas about how to engage with the many different communities and groups who support our work, and to help us reach new audiences so that our supporter network continues to grow to meet our ambitions.

Reports to: Community and Events Fundraising Manager

Responsibilities

  • Support the Community & Events Fundraising Manager with the delivery of events
  • Support the Region 5 volunteers in conjunction with the Community Fundraising Team
  • Represent and promote the charity at external events within the Region 5 geography including some evenings and weekends
  • Assist the Individual Giving Manager with the fulfilment of supporter communications including thank you letters and fulfillment of the Sponsor A Puppy Programme
  • Co-ordinate general fundraising enquiries and action accordingly offering exceptional customer service
  • Ensure all correspondence is recorded on the Harlequin CRM database and adhere to data regulations.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Knowledge of CRM systems ideally Harlequin
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to adapt communication styles to deal with different situations
  • Sound understanding of social media
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Hold a full, clean UK driving licence

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Previous experience of working within the charity sector

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A very positive attitude and a passion for the work of MDD
  • Comfortable working in the vicinity of dogs

Our 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

Benefits

  • Sick Pay
  • Health Cover
  • 26 days holiday, increasing with service
  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free On-site parking
  • Life Insurance

Finally, the successful candidate will also be expected to:

  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

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: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: Dog Training Instructor

Job Location: Community Based in and around Edinburgh

Salary: £24,395 – £28,700 (upon qualification) per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (18 month maternity cover)

Job Description:

What we do

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Dog Training Instructor in and around Edinburgh.

What you will be doing

This role is an 18 month maternity cover contract.

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.
  • A full clean UK driving licence. 

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

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th July 2024
  • First stage interviews w/c 22nd July 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: Database Assistant

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (Hybrid)

Salary: £24,000 per annum 

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

Job Description:

What we do

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Database Assistant to join our IT team. This role is based in our training centre in the beautiful location of Saunderton, Buckinghamshire. 

What you will be doing

This new role is part of the Charity’s IT team whose function is to support, maintain and improve the efficiency of charity systems. Working with the Database Manager and Database and Digital Executive you will contribute to the successful delivery of the data and information systems strategy, including aiding the smooth running of the charity’s database:

  • Provide first line support for database users through the helpdesk system.
  • Provide first line support for volunteers using charity systems.
  • Support the Database Manager in establishing and maintaining quality data across the charity’s systems.
  • Assist in the provision of training and advice to users, ensuring a basic level of user understanding of charity systems.

What you need to succeed

  • An understanding or a desire to work with databases
  • A passion for data and process, and to be highly numerate, organised, and analytical
  • Good communication skills
  • Working effectively within a team and individually

Download Job Description >

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is Friday 19th July 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience, and how this reflects the essential criteria in the job description to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: Database Assistant (hearingdogs.org.uk)

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IT Support Assistant, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Employer: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: IT Support Assistant

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £24,000

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

Job Description:

What we do
National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic IT Support Assistant to join our IT team. This role is based in our training centre in the beautiful location of Saunderton, Buckinghamshire.

What you will be doing
As part of the Charity’s information technology team, you will support over 250 users across two sites and including remote/home workers and volunteers.

  • 1st Line/Windows 10 & 11/MS Office/Office 365/Desktop/SharePoint/Servers/Active Directory/Dynamics 365 CRM
  • Provide 1st line Service Desk support to users, assisting them with hardware and software problems.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, Windows 10 & 11, MS Office and Office 365.
  • Provide 1st line technical support, answering support queries via phone, email and face to face.
  • Maintain records where appropriate and assist in producing process documentation.
  • Production of training videos
  • Assist in hardware builds including mobile phones.
  • Take ownership of user problems and be proactive when dealing with user issues.
  • New user set up including account set up, license management and equipment build and deployment
  • Responding to Helpdesk tickets
  • Providing on-site tech support

What you need to succeed

  • Have a passion for IT and willing to look for opportunities to assist and undertake day to day support.
  • Have a flexible approach to working.
  • Ability to liaise with users at all levels.

Application Deadline: Friday 19th July 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience, and how this reflects the essential criteria in the job description to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: IT Support Assistant (hearingdogs.org.uk)

Canine Health and Welfare Assistant, Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Canine Health and Welfare Assistant

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes

Salary: £22,370

Hours: Full-time, Permanent (10am – 6pm)

Job Description:

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to save lives.

We train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease, providing life-saving alert assistance dogs to people with complex health problems across the UK and collaborating with other researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities internationally to advance the early diagnosis of disease.

The Job

You 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.

Reports to: Health and Welfare Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities

 Health & Welfare needs

  • Ensure MDD dogs are fed, watered, toileted and exercised as required while they are at the Centre.
  • Weigh and groom MDD dogs as needed when they are at the Centre.
  • Ensure all dog first aid kits are fully equipped
  • Assist with the weekly health checks of all Bio Detection Dogs and ensure that vaccinations and any preventative medication are always up to date and administered as and when required.
  • Ensure all Bio Detection Dogs have the appropriate equipment and are correctly tagged.
  • To support when requested, the training of any new staff on Health & Welfare matters.

Bio Detection Dogs Supervision

  • Assist with the organisation of the monthly schedule for each Bio Detection Dog.
  • To meet the Fosterer’s and handover the Bio detection dogs when they arrive to collect at the end of the day.
  • Assist with arrangements for holiday or other temporary cover when a fosterer is going away.
  • Arrange day cover in emergency situations.
  • Help coordinate the collection and return off dogs from fosterers, liaising with other staff as necessary and as and when required arrange volunteer drivers to collect or return dogs or when
  • necessary collect or drop off dogs yourself.
  • Organise the rota for dog walkers and keep them updated on any changes.

MDD Site Responsibilities

  • Ensure all bedding on the MDD site is washed, clean and changed regularly.
  • Ensure that the dog holding areas are regularly cleaned and well maintained, with support from the contract cleaning team.
  • Ensure that the grooming room is regularly clean and well maintained.
  • Ensure the veterinary room is kept clean and tidy, well equipped with relevant treatment & equipment.

Record Keeping

  • Keep accurate records of Bio Detection Dog health, welfare, weight and any medications or treatments given.
  • Ensure that all Bio Detection Dogs insurance and microchip details are correctly recorded.

Fosterer Queries

  • When requested, act as the first point of contact for all fosterers, including out of normal working hours in emergencies.

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE  Experience of practical dog training.Understanding of dog health and welfare and experience of providing basic, considered and appropriate advice and support to dog handlers.IT literacy and report writing skills including experience of using Microsoft based programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Power Point

KNOWLEDGE    Practical Knowledge in the following areas:   The basic theory of practical dog training.The law in relation to dogs i.e. appropriate areas to free run a dog, ID needed etc.Dog and human psychology.Health and safety implications of dog and fosterer handling.A basic understanding of the various diseases and medical conditions with which the charity works, or the capacity and willingness to learn.  
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS  A professional approach to other staff, clients, fosterers and their families and members of the public and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people internally and externally. A good attitude to work and ability to use initiative and work effectively and efficiently without supervision.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.An organised and methodical approach, with the ability to prioritise.Attention to detail is essential.Interested and passionate about the work of the charity.Must be comfortable working in vicinity of dogs.Flexibility around working hours when required.

You will also be expected to:

  • Hold a full UK Manual Driving Licence
  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • On occasions you may be requested to take dogs home for some additional training or health and welfare observations for a set period

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

Benefits

•             Sick Pay

•             Health Cover

•             26 days holiday, increasing with service

•             5% Employer Pension Contribution

•             Free On-site parking

•             Life Insurance

Application Deadline: 20th July 2024

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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Assistance Dog Trainer, Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes with possible travel

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Assistance Dog Trainer

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Reports to: Socialising Training Coordinator

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: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Job Title: IT Support Assistant

Job Location: Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £24,000

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

Job Description:

What we do
National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic IT Support Assistant to join our IT team. This role is based in our training centre in the beautiful location of Saunderton, Buckinghamshire.

What you will be doing
As part of the Charity’s information technology team, you will support over 250 users across two sites and including remote/home workers and volunteers.

  • 1st Line/Windows 10 & 11/MS Office/Office 365/Desktop/SharePoint/Servers/Active Directory/Dynamics 365 CRM
  • Provide 1st line Service Desk support to users, assisting them with hardware and software problems.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, Windows 10 & 11, MS Office and Office 365.
  • Provide 1st line technical support, answering support queries via phone, email and face to face.
  • Maintain records where appropriate and assist in producing process documentation.
  • Production of training videos
  • Assist in hardware builds including mobile phones.
  • Take ownership of user problems and be proactive when dealing with user issues.
  • New user set up including account set up, license management and equipment build and deployment
  • Responding to Helpdesk tickets
  • Providing on-site tech support

What you need to succeed

  • Have a passion for IT and willing to look for opportunities to assist and undertake day to day support.
  • Have a flexible approach to working.
  • Ability to liaise with users at all levels.

Application Deadline: Friday 19th July 2024

Application Details: If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience, and how this reflects the essential criteria in the job description to recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website Link: IT Support Assistant (hearingdogs.org.uk)

Employer: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Canine Health and Welfare Assistant

Job Location: Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes

Salary: £22,370

Hours: Full-time, Permanent (10am – 6pm)

Job Description:

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to save lives.

We train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease, providing life-saving alert assistance dogs to people with complex health problems across the UK and collaborating with other researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities internationally to advance the early diagnosis of disease.

The Job

You 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.

Reports to: Health and Welfare Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities

 Health & Welfare needs

  • Ensure MDD dogs are fed, watered, toileted and exercised as required while they are at the Centre.
  • Weigh and groom MDD dogs as needed when they are at the Centre.
  • Ensure all dog first aid kits are fully equipped
  • Assist with the weekly health checks of all Bio Detection Dogs and ensure that vaccinations and any preventative medication are always up to date and administered as and when required.
  • Ensure all Bio Detection Dogs have the appropriate equipment and are correctly tagged.
  • To support when requested, the training of any new staff on Health & Welfare matters.

Bio Detection Dogs Supervision

  • Assist with the organisation of the monthly schedule for each Bio Detection Dog.
  • To meet the Fosterer’s and handover the Bio detection dogs when they arrive to collect at the end of the day.
  • Assist with arrangements for holiday or other temporary cover when a fosterer is going away.
  • Arrange day cover in emergency situations.
  • Help coordinate the collection and return off dogs from fosterers, liaising with other staff as necessary and as and when required arrange volunteer drivers to collect or return dogs or when
  • necessary collect or drop off dogs yourself.
  • Organise the rota for dog walkers and keep them updated on any changes.

MDD Site Responsibilities

  • Ensure all bedding on the MDD site is washed, clean and changed regularly.
  • Ensure that the dog holding areas are regularly cleaned and well maintained, with support from the contract cleaning team.
  • Ensure that the grooming room is regularly clean and well maintained.
  • Ensure the veterinary room is kept clean and tidy, well equipped with relevant treatment & equipment.

Record Keeping

  • Keep accurate records of Bio Detection Dog health, welfare, weight and any medications or treatments given.
  • Ensure that all Bio Detection Dogs insurance and microchip details are correctly recorded.

Fosterer Queries

  • When requested, act as the first point of contact for all fosterers, including out of normal working hours in emergencies.

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE  Experience of practical dog training.Understanding of dog health and welfare and experience of providing basic, considered and appropriate advice and support to dog handlers.IT literacy and report writing skills including experience of using Microsoft based programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Power Point

KNOWLEDGE    Practical Knowledge in the following areas:   The basic theory of practical dog training.The law in relation to dogs i.e. appropriate areas to free run a dog, ID needed etc.Dog and human psychology.Health and safety implications of dog and fosterer handling.A basic understanding of the various diseases and medical conditions with which the charity works, or the capacity and willingness to learn.  
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS  A professional approach to other staff, clients, fosterers and their families and members of the public and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people internally and externally. A good attitude to work and ability to use initiative and work effectively and efficiently without supervision.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.An organised and methodical approach, with the ability to prioritise.Attention to detail is essential.Interested and passionate about the work of the charity.Must be comfortable working in vicinity of dogs.Flexibility around working hours when required.

You will also be expected to:

  • Hold a full UK Manual Driving Licence
  • Provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • On occasions you may be requested to take dogs home for some additional training or health and welfare observations for a set period

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

Benefits

•             Sick Pay

•             Health Cover

•             26 days holiday, increasing with service

•             5% Employer Pension Contribution

•             Free On-site parking

•             Life Insurance

Application Deadline: 20th July 2024

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: Medical Detection Dogs

Job Title: Assistance Dog Trainer

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Reports to: Socialising Training Coordinator

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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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

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