Job Vacancies

We currently have two vacancies:

Client Services Co-ordinator

Puppy Co-ordinator

Client Services Co-ordinator 

Full time 37.5 hours per week, £22,278.90 per annum

Location – Sheffield

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

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

Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.  Desirable qualities are experience/recognised teaching qualification, awareness in varying disabilities and a recognised qualification in animal training/behaviour.  For further criteria please refer to requirements and criteria.

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

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

Please click on the links below for the job description, requirement and selection criteria:

Job description

Requirements and selection criteria

If you have any queries in regards to this vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager, via email [email protected].  Due to the high level of interest and enquiries that are received for roles within the training department it is sadly not possible to answer any telephone enquiries.

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

  • Explanation of why you feel you are suited to the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability.
  • Include any training and/or voluntary work you have undertaken/participated in that is relevant to the roles requirements.
  • Three referees (if applicable) to cover at least the past 5 years, one of these is to be your current/previous employer, whichever is relevant to your situation. Should you not have a current/previous employer please explain how you have been spending your time while not in employment.  Open references/character references from family or friends are not accepted.
  • A chronological history of your time spent since leaving education, giving reasons for leaving a position.

Closing date – this position will remain open until the right candidate has been appointed

Please note this vacancy has a two-stage interview process, an initial interview which will include a short practical and a further practical assessment for shortlisted applicants.  All interviews/assessments will be held in Sheffield.  Dates will be confirmed should you be shortlisted.


Puppy Co-ordinator

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Location – Sheffield

Salary - £18,025 rising to £20,600 upon successful completion of training

Support Dogs have a very exciting new role available within the training department and are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and driven individual to join our expanding training team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the selection of Support Dogs puppies and should provide a structured training programme for them while they are under their care.  This will also include the overseeing of how they progress and the ability to highlight any concerns that may arise within this time to management. 

The role will also involve working closely alongside our valued volunteers, ensuring they are receiving excellent support, regular training sessions and are given advice as and when required. 

 
Other duties within this role will include the recruitment, assessment and training of new volunteers.

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

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

Please visit click links below to see a full job description and further specific requirements and criteria in order to be eligible to apply for this role.

jobdescription.pdf

requirementsandcriteria.pdf

If you have any queries in regards to this vacancy please contact Katie Burns, Training Manager via email [email protected].  Due to the high level of interest and enquiries that are received for roles within the training department it is not possible to answer telephone enquiries. 

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to [email protected] or alternatively by post to Katie Burns, Training Manager, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include the following in your covering letter and CV;

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

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

Closing date – will remain open until we have successfully recruited

Please be aware this is a two stage interview process and that we will be arranging interviews as and when successful candidates are identified.