Job Vacancies

We have a number of vacancies within our charity for:
- Fundraising Assistant
- Client Services Coordinator

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Client Services Coordinator

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 communication 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 in order 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.

Job Description

Person Specification

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.

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.



Fundraising Assistant
Part time - 22.5 hours a week   £8.21 per hour   Location:Sheffield

The purpose of this role is to give additional support to our fundraising team so we have the capacity to steward and grow our existing support base and increase our ability to save and improve the lives of children and adults facing some of the most challenging medical conditions

. You will work with the Trust and Development manager to assist in the research and application of funds for the charity. You will research and provide data to support the development of additional income streams for the charity. You will support the Fundraising Manager in developing income from additional streams including community and corporate fundraising.

To succeed in this role, the post holder should demonstrate a creative, personable but professional approach to fundraising. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to build a career in fundraising and to make a huge impact on the lives of those affected by autism, epilepsy and disability and the growth of an amazing charity.

Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to [email protected] or alternatively by post to Danny Anderson, Fundraising Manager, Support Dogs, 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX.  Please ensure to include details of relevant experience, and an explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability. 

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Deadline 12pm Friday 25 October 2019


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