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Full/Part time: Full Time
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society. We currently operate from three centres – in Battersea London, Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent. Every year, we care for over 7,000 dogs and cats.
This role is part of the Canine Behaviourist & Training Advisor Team, who are the Home’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 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 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
For the full job description and person specification please see our recruitment pack.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home offer our employees a wide range of benefits, for example:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) pro rata per year
- Free membership to our healthcare cash plan
- Season ticket loans
Closing Date - Wednesday, 17.01.2018