Rehabilitation Trainer

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Competitive + Benefits
RC Harefield, Uxbridge
Job Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Tuesday 20 July 2021

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Rehabilitation Trainer to assist with the behavioural and welfare assessments of dogs in our Rehoming Centre.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

Working under the direction of the Training & Behaviour Adviser (TBA), assistant TBA and management staff, the Rehabilitation Trainer will take responsibility for the practical implementation of training and behaviour modification programmes devised by the TBA or assistant TBA, and supervise other Canine Carers in ensuring the optimal welfare of dogs in the centre. They will also take responsibility for the accurate recording of information about the behaviour of dogs under their care. The post holder will also supervise and support the work of Canine Carers and occasionally may be required to take an active part in Canine Carer duties.

Experienced in training a variety of dogs (breeds, ages and temperaments) and with a strong understanding of positive reinforcement training techniques, you'll have a good understanding of dog behaviour, including the ability to read canine body language, facial expressions and vocalisations, and understand how these relate to the emotional state of dogs. An excellent communicator you'll be just as comfortable liaising with potential adopters and customers and will be highly organised with the ability to adopt methodical approaches to working practices and record detailed information. You should also be committed to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust, possess a good level of fitness and a full, clean, manual driving licence.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on

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