Job title:Dog Welfare Officer
Location: Heyshott, West Sussex
Closing date:2019-06-23 00:00:00
Hours:25 hours per week
Job type:Part time
Role overview:
Dog Welfare Officer 

If you are looking for an inspirational challenge, join our amazing assistance dog charity and contribute to our life changing work. 

Canine Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs. To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. 

Position: Dog Welfare Officer 
Location: Heyshott, West Sussex 
Job type: Part Time, 12 Months Maternity Cover 
Hours: 25 hours per week, Monday 8am to 1.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 07.30 to 12.30 
Salary: £17,874 (pro rata to £11,916 for part time) 
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Annual Leave, wide range of discounts at high street shops 

Closing date for applications: Midnight 23 June 2019 
1st Interview Date (Practical Assessment Centre): W / C 08 July 2019 
2nd Interview Date: W / C 15 July 2019 

About the role: 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Advanced Training Team as a Dog Welfare Officer working directly with our assistance dogs in training. The role consists of providing and maintaining the welfare needs of young dogs aged between 12 and 18 months during their stay in our onsite kennels whilst they undergo training to become assistance dogs. 

This role is physically demanding and involves a lot of kennel cleaning and working outside in all weathers. You will also be required to maintain the high standards of obedience we teach our dogs, and give grooming and health instructions to our partners. 


- Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kennels 
- Ensuring the welfare needs of dogs are met at all times 
- Assisting with the re-homing process for dogs that are withdrawn from training 
- Establishing toilet routines for dogs 
- Exercising, grooming, feeding and bathing dogs, monitoring their health 

About you: 

- An understanding of dog care and welfare issues 
- Comfortable with dogs in the workplace 
- Able to work outside in all weathers 
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of people 
- Excellent attention to detail 
- Administration skills 
- Full UK driving licence in order to transport dogs to veterinary appointments 
- Ability to fulfill occasional overnight duties and weekend work as required 

Canine Partners is a Disability Confident Committed employer. 

You may have experience of the following: Dog Welfare Officer, Animal Welfare Officer, Dog Welfare, Dog Grooming, Puppy Training, Animal Trainer, Dog Behaviourist, Dog Training, Charity, Guide Dogs, Canine Training, Dog Training Support, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Dog Handler, etc.
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