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Puppy Development Advisor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,500 per annum
Location: North East
Region: North East
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 11/29/2020
Date Posted: 11/16/2020
Reference: 0000037667


Puppy Development Advisor
North East
£27,500 per annum + benefits
Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Puppy Development Advisor for our North East region.

The role
The Puppy Development Advisor helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by providing training and ongoing support to volunteers responsible for the caring and raising of Guide Dogs puppies in line with positive reinforcement techniques, and delivering the Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme.

They manage all volunteers within a scheme in allocated areas, providing all training, coaching, mentoring and ongoing performance management needs to ensure the puppies receive the level of care and training needed for a successful future in a CAS partnership.

Who we’re looking for

You must have practical, hands-on experience within the field of canine behaviour modification, positive reinforcement or dog training as a practitioner, experience of coaching and training individuals and groups of people in practical skills and theoretical knowledge, and be experienced in providing coaching, training and mentoring through various platforms (in person, on phone, on video conference).

It would be advantageous to have specific knowledge of puppy development and training and experience of delivering puppy classes/or working with puppies under a year old.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply
Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


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