Full Time – 35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Salary up to £21,500, depending on experience
Based at The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury
The Instructor is the key role tasked with building the relationship between a client and their dog in order to help realise the client’s independence and life aspirations without compromising the needs of the dog. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds who have a variety of needs, personalities and personal experiences, and to help them unlock their potential through their partnership with one of our Assistance Dogs. It is also an opportunity for applicants to fulfil their dream of training, working with and maintaining the wellbeing of a wide range of dogs specifically trained to become life-changing Assistance Dogs.
Key responsibilities of this role include:
- Assessing clients in their homes to understand their physical needs and suitability for an Assistance Dog.
- Participate in the matching process of client to dog.
- Deliver a specialist service to existing and new partnerships, providing teaching and coaching to help our clients realise their full potential with a dog.
- Participate in continued training and evaluation of dogs throughout their life by providing ongoing support and guidance to our clients.
The successful candidate will:
- Be able to demonstrate credible experience and / or qualifications working with physically disabled adults and children.
- Have proven experience in understanding and resolving dog behaviour.
- Be well organised and disciplined in their approach to achieving goals.
- Be able to work with a high degree of personal responsibility.
- Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Have the skills to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and supporters of the charity.
Click here to download a copy of the Instructor job description
The role will involve regular travel to clients within England and Wales and will require the successful applicant to occasionally work outside of core hours to meet the needs of our clients and their dogs.
Ideally, candidates will already be working in a similar role for an AD(UK) or ADI member organisation, although this is not an essential requirement for the role.
For further information regarding this vacancy, phone Sara Brady, Instructor Team Leader on 01295 759818 or e-mail [email protected]
Click here to download an Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send both completed forms to [email protected] Alternatively, you can send a hard copy to: Sarah Knight, Office Manager, Dogs for Good, The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2BS.
Applications for the vacancy will close at noon on Friday 24 August 2018. First interviews will be held on Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 September 2018 and second interviews on Monday 17 September 2018.
Please ensure that you are available for interview on these dates, as they cannot be changed.