Full Time – 35 Hours per week
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Salary up to £20,026 per annum (depending on experience)
Based at The Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, OX17 2BS

The Trainer is responsible for educating dogs for any service that the Charity provides. It is a great opportunity for applicants to work with and train dogs that will become life changing Assistance Dogs.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Educating dogs to a required standard in a set timeframe.
  • Assessing dog behaviour and devising training plans specific to each dog and situation.
  • Communicating to, recruiting and working with volunteers including providing dog training and behavioural advise.
  • Participating in matching our dogs personalities and skill set with the appropriate clients.

Full training, equipment and uniform will be provided.

The role is based at Dogs for Good Head office in Banbury, but will involve travel across England and Wales for client and dog assessments. The role will also require the successful applicant to occasionally work outside of core hours to meet the needs of our clients and their dogs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate credible experience and / or qualifications in dog behaviour and training.
  • Have a good understanding of learning theory and its application into changing and managing dog behaviour.
  • Have proven experience in understanding and resolving dog behaviour and be able to coach others to achieve solutions and goals.
  • Be well organised and have good time management skills in order to achieve their goals.
  • Be able to work with a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have the skills to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and supporters of the Charity.

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

Click here to download a copy of the Trainer job description

For further information regarding this vacancy, please email Kelly Jennings on [email protected]

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

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

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

If you are interested in this role, please complete an Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send them both to Sarah Knight, Office Manager, Dogs for Good, The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2BS or via e-mail, [email protected]

Applications for the vacancy will close at 12pm on Thursday 9 February 2023.

First interviews will be held on Thursday 16 February 2023.  Second interviews will be held on Friday 24 February 2023.  Please ensure that you are available for interview on these dates as they cannot be changed.