PUPPY CO-ORDINATOR (NORTH WEST)
Full time 35 Hours per week
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Salary up to £19,500 per annum (depending on experience)
Based from home covering our North West region

The Charity is seeking a full time Puppy Co-ordinator to join our Training Team. The post will be based from home.  This is a full time, permanent position.

In this role you will supervise and support a group of puppies ranging in age from 8 weeks to 18 months and the volunteer puppy socialisers who raise them to become a Dogs for Good dog.  You will regularly visit, advise, and guide your volunteer socialisers in area to prepare our puppies for their entry into formal training and their life changing role by carrying out home visits, puppy classes and one to one training.

A key part of your role will be to attract, recruit and assess potential volunteer puppy socialisers.  You will also work with other Dogs For Good staff to ensure the welfare of your puppies and to match them with their eventual clients.

We are looking for a motivated person who is good at working with people and has a good knowledge of puppy development, behaviour and dog handling.  They will be happy to work on their own and as part of a team.  Strong technical dog handling experience skills, supporting volunteers and instructing will be vital to this role, including the analysis of temperaments, appropriate training methods and solution of training and behavioural problems.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the needs of the people who use our services and how these can be supported by a dog.  By positively embracing and facilitating changes within our puppy socialisation programme, the successful candidate will enable the charity’s work to develop.  While not essential, having a qualification in an animal related subject would be an advantage.

Please click here to download a copy of the Puppy Co-ordinator job description

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.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download an Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  You should also provide a statement of no more than 4 pages setting out how you meet the key competencies of the role.  Please return all these to Sarah Knight, Office Manager, via e-mail [email protected] or by post to Dogs for Good, The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 2BS.

Applications for the vacancy will close at noon on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

First Interviews for this role will take place via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 24 August 2022.  Second Interviews for this role will take place in Banbury at the Dogs for Good training centre on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

The interview dates cannot be changed, so please ensure you are available for interview.