Job Vacancies

Puppy Coordinator
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Location – Sheffield

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus restrictions we are suspending immediate recruitment for this post. However if this is a position you would like to be considered for in the future and you are happy for us to hold on to your details, please do submit your application. We will then review this once the recruitment process restarts. 

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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.

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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 five 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 ensure you provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education and give the reasons for leaving a position.

Please be aware this is a two-stage interview process.  Interviews will be arranged as and when successful candidates are identified.