Dog Training Instructor

Job title: Dog Training Instructor
Location:  Community based in and around Beaconsfield and he Chalfont's
Hours:  Full time working 35 hours per week
Salary:  £19,223.62 - £24,443.18 per annum (depending on experience)
Benefits:  Car allowance, uniform, pension, 24 days holiday

At Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, we train dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they would otherwise miss –  sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives and can even save them. But our clever canines do so much more than alert their recipient to sounds.  A hearing dog can give a deaf person a newly found sense of independence and confidence when they have a loyal companion and a true friend by their side.

Working as a Dog Training instructor you will be fully responsible and accountable for overseeing the entire training lifecycle from puppyhood to the moment they qualify as a Hearing Dog.  This is a highly rewarding role where you can directly impact a person’s life.

We are looking for a self-motivated and positive individual with practical and theoretical experience in dog training and behaviour, with skills in teaching, mentoring and coaching people. The ability to develop and train dogs using the skills of our volunteers is essential so we are looking for someone who finds value in working with both people and dogs and is driven by the overall goal to help train more dogs for deaf people.

You will need resilience and a high degree of efficiency to be a successful Dog Training Instructor. Preferably, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in the relevant subject area.  If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

 If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please request an application pack from Kayla Mackenzie on recruitment@hearingdogs.org.uk 

 

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Closing date: 25th June 

 

Registered charity in England and Wales (293358) and in Scotland (SC040486)

www.hearingdogs.org.uk