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Rehabilitation Trainer

Dogs Trust

Location: Harefield

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Hours: 40

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 16 May 2021

How to Apply: To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our online application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

We are seeking two experienced and passionate Rehabilitation Trainers to assist with the behavioural and welfare assessments of dogs in our Rehoming Centre.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

Working under the direction of the Training & Behaviour Adviser (TBA), assistant TBA and management staff, the Rehabilitation Trainer will take responsibility for the practical implementation of training and behaviour modification programmes devised by the TBA or assistant TBA, and supervise other Canine Carers in ensuring the optimal welfare of dogs in the centre. They will also take responsibility for the accurate recording of information about the behaviour of dogs under their care. The post holder will also supervise and support the work of Canine Carers and occasionally may be required to take an active part in Canine Carer duties.

Experienced in training a variety of dogs (breeds, ages and temperaments) and with a strong understanding of positive reinforcement training techniques, you’ll have a good understanding of dog behaviour, including the ability to read canine body language, facial expressions and vocalisations, and understand how these relate to the emotional state of dogs. An excellent communicator you’ll be just as comfortable liaising with potential adopters and customers and will be highly organised with the ability to adopt methodical approaches to working practices and record detailed information. You should also be committed to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust, possess a good level of fitness and a full, clean, manual driving licence.

At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on

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