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Dog Care & Welfare Assistant

Vacancy Details

Salary: £17,879 to £18,931 per annum
Location: National Breeding Centre
Region: West Midlands
Job Type: Support Provider
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 12/14/2020
Date Posted: 11/30/2020
Reference: 0000037738


Job Title: Dog Care & Welfare Assistant
Location: National Breeding Centre
Salary: £17,879 to £18,931 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week on a rota basis including evenings, weekends and bank holidays

The role
The Dog Care & Welfare Assistant helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by providing mental and physical welfare and specialist care of all dogs/pups whilst housed in kennels at the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre. This role provides day to day husbandry of dogs/pups in kennels ensuring adherence to national dog care working practices and standard operating procedures.

Who we’re looking for
You will have an Animal Care qualification or extensive animal care-based work experience that demonstrates the ability to undertake the requirements of the role. You will understand animal care and behaviour and have an aptitude for dog handling. Proven interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with a broad range of internal and external contacts 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 35 hours per week on a rota basis including evenings, weekends and bank holidays, 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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