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Rehabilitation, Training & Behaviour Advisor

Blue Cross

Location: Bromsgrove

Salary: £26,545 – 32,000 per annum

Hours: 35

Contract Type: Permanent, full time

Closing Date: 20th June 2024

How to Apply: Click the apply button below and complete the online application process before the closing date on Thursday 20 June 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

We’re recruiting a Rehabilitation Trainer & Behaviour Advisor to join our Behaviour team based at our rehoming centre in Bromsgrove. This is a really exciting opportunity to join Blue Cross’ growing Behaviour Service.

More about the role

We are looking for a talented behaviour advisor who has a thorough understanding of reward-based training techniques, who will be working with pets in our care (be it on site, in foster, or post adoption). Working under the guidance of an Animal Behaviourist, you will be implementing and facilitating rehabilitation programmes practically, as well as advising and coaching centre teams who work with the pets in our care.

No two days will be the same – from working with an owner with a problem they are having with their pet to team training, to supporting a pet on site, to collaborating with your peers across Blue Cross – if you are looking for a dynamic role which helps people and pets and is at the forefront of animal welfare, then this might be the role for you.

This role is predominantly Monday to Friday, 35 hours a week, although there will be occasions to meet the needs of the pets and people to sometimes travel to other sites, and to undertake duties outside of these hours.

About you

You will be a confident, adaptable and compassionate animal handler and trainer who enjoys working with a diverse range of people and pets. With excellent communication skills and an understanding of animal behaviour, you will be skilled at teaching and demonstrating training techniques and advising our teams and pet owners on some behaviour issues.

In addition, you will thrive working collaboratively with others and have a desire to improve the experience of the pets in our care.

Knowledge, skills, and experience

Demonstrable experience of:

  • Pet behaviour and training techniques, and evidence of success in understanding pet behaviour / training problems
  • Carrying out behaviour and training programmes for dogs, across a variety of breeds and temperaments
  • Developing training programmes and delivering to owners / caregivers that are practical and realistic for a pet owner to understand and undertake independently
  • Full UK driving licence
  • The ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our Blue Cross values
It would also be great if you had:
  • Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) standard of Animal Training Instructor (ATI) qualification or working towards
  • Experience of working with multi species animals
  • Experience of promoting better understanding of pet behaviour through the media, or performing other public speaking

Blue Cross benefits

Our people are the most important part of delivering our purpose. If it were not for their amazing efforts and commitment, we would not be able to make the difference that we do today.

In return, Blue Cross wants to ensure we provide you with the best working environment we can. We want you to be happy working for us and will do everything we can to make sure you are.

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement: 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution
  • Health cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Unlimited access to an employee assistance programme
  • Programmes for physical and mental wellbeing support
  • Free access to GP via MetLife
  • Recognition scheme Annual volunteer days
  • Claim for professional fees

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the ‘why work for us’ page on our website.

Closing date: Thursday 20 June 2024
Interview date: 27 & 28 June 2024

Click the button below and complete the online application process before the closing date on Thursday 20 June 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.