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Assistant Manager Behaviour

Dogs Trust

Location: Shrewsbury

Salary: £32,602 per year + benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract Type: FTC

Closing Date: 14th July 2024

How to Apply: To apply for this position please follow the link to our jobs page. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

Do you have experience of devising and carrying out canine behaviour modification and rehabilitation programmes? Have you managed and developed small teams of staff or volunteers?

We’re looking for an Assistant Manager Behaviour to lead on training and behaviour activity for dogs in Dogs Trust care, focusing on initial assessment and determining the behaviour modification programmes for each dog.

About this job:

As Assistant Manager Behaviour, you will:

  • Evaluate the behaviour of dogs in the centre, identifying dogs that may need additional interventions, and provide the Rehoming Centre Manager with insight on any behavioural issues with dogs in the centre.
  • Lead a small team of behaviour specialists responsible for implementing behaviour plans with individual dogs, while also supervising and guiding the wider team in this area too.
  • Act as duty manager on a rota basis in the absence of the centre manager, alongside other managers, communicate Standard Operating Procedures and ensure their implementation across the team.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have knowledge of dog behaviour and welfare, including the development of undesired behaviours and the principles behind different methods of behavioural rehabilitation, along with previous experience of working in a kennel environment, and excellent interpersonal and team management skills.

About Dogs Trust:

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

About the team:

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust, and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

What you need to know:

The Manager shares on-call duties with other members of the management team and needs to have a full, clean manual driving licence. Working times are Monday to Sunday on a rota basis (subject to change and will be discussed during interview).

This role is being offered as a fixed term contract (or secondment opportunity for an internal candidate) until March 2025.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust. We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there’s anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. We’re here to support you every step of the way.