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Rehabilitation Trainer

Dogs Trust

Location: Loughborough

Salary: £24,300 per year + benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 2024-05-22

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

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

We have an exciting opportunity for someone experienced in training a variety of dogs (breeds, ages and temperaments) and with a strong understanding of positive reinforcement training techniques.

About this job:

As a Rehabilitation Trainer you’ll:

Work closely with the management/behaviour teams to implement management, training and behaviour modification programmes for dogs. These are to be progressive and include what is most important to the individual dog to prepare them for their forever home.
Supervise other Canine Carers in ensuring the optimal welfare of dogs in the centre.
Keep accurate records of assessments, training programmes and the progress of dogs in training.
Support members of the public with individual dogs’ training programmes, one to one with potential owners, pre-adoption talk and general rehoming when required.
About you:

The successful candidate will 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.

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:

A full, manual driving licence is also essential, as driving will be a part of the role. Working times are Monday-Friday or Monday-Sunday on two week rota, 08.00 – 16.40, 08.30 – 17.00 or 10.30 – 19.00 (subject to change and will be discussed during interview).

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.

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.

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