Job vacancy - Dog Trainer
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Location: Sheffield
Starting salary £16,564.51, raising to £18,396.01 upon successful completion of training

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and driven individual to join the Dog Supply Team within the Training Department.  The role can involve sourcing and assessing dogs but mainly will be providing a structured training programme for dogs that have been accepted for assistance dog work; working closely with current volunteers who foster the dogs overnight and at weekends; recruiting and assessing new volunteer foster carers and ensuring the health and welfare of the dogs are maintained. 

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

The ideal applicant will be an effective team player and also have the ability to work alone.  You will demonstrate a real passion for the role, a positive attitude and show flexibility within your work.  Previous experience of training dogs, using positive based methods, and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post.   

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Job Description

Requirements and Criteria

Applicants should 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 and CV;

  • Explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability where possible, including details of any training or voluntary work that you have undertaken that may be relevant to the role.
  • Three referees to cover at least the past 5 years, one is to be your present or last employer whichever is relevant to your current situation.  Open references/character references from family and/or friends will not be accepted.  Please ensure that you provide a chronological history of your time spent since leaving education, giving reasons for leaving a position.  Ensure to record any periods of study or voluntary work.

Closing date – 11th January 2019

All interviews will be held at Support Dogs Training Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire



Job vacancy Puppy co-ordinator 

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Location – Sheffield

Salary - £17,500 rising to £20,000 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. 

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Job advert

Job description

Requirements and criteria

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 – Open until the right candidate is found

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

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