Canine Behaviourist and Training Advisor
- Posts available:2
- Salary:£25,000 per annum
- Full/Part time:Full Time
- Contract type:Permanent
- Closing date:Sunday, May 5, 2019
We are looking for two new Canine Behaviour and Training Advisors to work with our operational teams in the assessment and welfare of the dogs in our care and in the provision of behavioral training and advice for staff, volunteers, customers and external organizations.
The successful candidate will be confident in handling difficult dogs, self-motivated, and have excellent interpersonal and consultative skills. They will already be proficient in carrying out training programmes with dogs and in providing practical hands on support to others. Experience of working in a rescue environment previously is highly desirable.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Operations Team
This role sits within the Operations Directorate, which is responsible for delivering the highest standards of animal welfare and care for every dog and cat in their journey through Battersea, from reception, to intake, to assessment and then to rehoming.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
Annual interest-free season ticket loans
Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal.