Job Vacancy
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.

Closing date – 10am on 19th March 2019

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.

Job vacancy Puppy coordinator 

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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