Training Area Manager

Job title: Training Area Manager
Location: Community based in and around Southampton
Hours: 35 hours per week; Monday – Friday 9am until 5pm
Salary: £31,416 - £36,960 per annum 

What we do

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to transform the lives of deaf people, is looking for an enthusiastic Training Area Manager for our Southwestern training hub.

What you will be doing

Working as an Area Manager you will be responsible for supporting the work of the team to achieve best possible standard for the assistance role that our dogs are trained for.  Our teams of dog training instructors are fully 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.

You will need to work collaboratively and effectively with the wider Operations management team to deliver effective performance. 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.

Our charity is fun, friendly, and caring with a mission to train dogs to change the lives of deaf people. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, and value diversity in all respects.  We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you'd be perfect for the role to

Please note that this position is working in the Southampton training area and therefore it is expected that the successful candidate will be based within a commutable distance during the working week.  There will be some travel expected to our Head office in Buckinghamshire.

Closing date & interviews

  • Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th February 2024
  • Interviews will take place w/c 4th March 2024


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