Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor

  • Reference:BDCH1294
  • Location:
  • Department:Operations
  • Posts available:1
  • Salary:£27,850 per annum
  • Full/Part time:Full Time
  • Contract type:
  • Closing date:Sunday, February 23, 2020

We are looking for a Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor 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.

About us

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 Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor Team

This role is part of the Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor Team, who are Battersea’s behavioral experts on dogs within an animal welfare environment. The team provides ongoing training and support to our Rehoming and Welfare staff on animal behavior, expert guidance and advice related to the assessment of dogs in our care and are on hand to supply advice to our customers when needed during the intake, rehoming and post-rehoming work of Battersea. The team also provides expert advice in the development and delivery of animal related products, materials and training for the charity, and represents Battersea at external events and activities.

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

  • Life insurance

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. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.