Location: Battersea, London
Posts available: 1
Full/Part time: Full Time
Contract type: Permanent
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home believes that every dog and cat should live in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect. At Battersea we re-home dogs and cats, reunite them with their owners and we work in the community to educate people about responsible ownership. We aim never to turn away a dog or cat in need, and we turn helplessness into hope for over 7,000 dogs and cats every year.
This role is part of the Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor Team, who are the Home’s behavioural experts on dogs within an animal welfare environment. The team provides ongoing training and support to our Rehoming and Welfare staff on animal behaviour, 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 the Home. The team also provides expert advice in the development and delivery of animal related products, materials and training for the Home, and represents the Home 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 the Home, from reception, to intake, to assessment and then to rehoming.
Main Purpose of the Role
To work with our operational teams in the assessment and welfare of the dogs in our care and in the provision of behavioural training and advice for staff, volunteers, customers and external organisations.
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.
Closing Date - Monday, 01.05.2017