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Dog Wellbeing Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
Location: Cardiff
Region: Wales
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 11/29/2020
Date Posted: 11/12/2020
Reference: 0000037679


Dog Wellbeing Specialist
£27,472 to £29,091 per annum + benefits
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Dog Wellbeing Specialist for our Cardiff Community Team.

The role
The Dog Wellbeing Specialist helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by being responsible for the overall monitoring, support and advice on the health & wellbeing of all dogs within their geographical area.  

The role manages staff carrying out daily husbandry for dogs housed at Guide Dog sites and ensures the service operates within national practices. The role monitors the financial spend on veterinary care within the region and negotiates with veterinary practices to ensure a cost-effective service is provided.

Who we’re looking for
You will have demonstratable knowledge in animal care and behaviour as well as proven experience working with dogs within a professional environment including communicating with veterinary professionals.  Supervision, teaching or mentoring of others demonstrating successful delivery of an outcome is also essential for this role.

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.


Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
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