Job Vacancy

Instructor

Starting salary - £19,626 raising to £22,278 upon successful completion of training

Full time 37.5 hours per week                    Location: Sheffield

Support Dogs are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and driven Assistance Dog Instructor to join our forward thinking Training Department.  The role involves working with clients with disabilities from all stages of the application and training process, through to post qualification as Assistance Dog partnership. 

The applicant will be required to work off site for periods of time so they 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 in their work.  Previous experience of training dogs and instructing clients using reward based methods and a full clean driving licence are essential criteria for the post. 

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.

Please visit www.supportdogs.org.uk/vacancies to see further criteria and a full job description for the role.

Post location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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

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, 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.  Include details of any training or voluntary work you may have undertaken that is relevant to the role.

Job description

Three referees to cover at least the past 5 years, one of these are 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 ensure to 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/assessment process and will be held at Support Dogs Training Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 



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.

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