Assistance Dogs (UK) Development Manager
Assistance Dogs (UK) is looking for an experienced project manager to lead the organisation forward into its next chapter.
Assistance Dogs (UK) is a coalition of 8 member organisations who are all professional assistance dog training charities, accredited to international standards and spread throughout the UK. Their members include:
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
- Dogs for Good
- Canine Partners
- Medical Detection Dogs
- Support Dogs
- Dog AID
- Seeing Eye Alliance
Over 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on AD(UK) trained assistance dogs to provide them with increased independence enabling them to live their lives as they choose. AD(UK) pride themselves on delivering world class training and support for their assistance dog users and their dogs, and strive to help as many people as possible.
By working together to share ideas, representing the role assistance dogs have in the UK and promoting high standards of dog welfare, training and client care - AD(UK) has become a key reference point for assistance dogs in the UK.
Working closely with the board of Trustees, the Development Manager will play an essential role:
- Promoting collaboration within the assistance dog field, sharing and encouraging best practice
- Working with AD(UK) members, to promote the importance of standards for the benefit of clients and to ensure the wellbeing of assistance dogs.
- Development and executive management of AD(UK) with responsibility for the achievement of the charity’s objectives.
Candidates should thrive on the challenge of project managing new areas, enjoy working independently but similarly be able to converse and engage with different stakeholders in a professional and positive way.
To be considered for this role, you will need to have experience working in the charity sector as well as excellent communication skills including advocacy. This role can be home based or based at one of the AD(UK) member sites with national travel.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check under the terms of the Police Act 1997 (Part V) to an enhanced level.