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Job Title: Head of Dog Training & Behaviour

Job Location: Central Belt of Scotland

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 (depending on qualification & experience) per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

What we do:

BRAVEHOUND’s mission is to help heal the invisible wounds of military veterans with our specially trained assistance dogs (BRAVEHOUNDS).

BRAVEHOUND provides assistance dogs to veterans who have a clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety. BRAVEHOUND is committed to the long-term welfare of each BRAVEHOUND dog and the veteran they have been partnered with over the dog’s lifetime.

Our expert dog trainers provide bespoke support for our BRAVEHOUND dogs and their veterans. Our training methods adhere to LIMA principles ensuring all training is positive reinforcement based, for both people and dogs.

BRAVEHOUND is a registered Scottish charity SC043908. It is regulated by Scottish charity regulator OSCR, Bravehound is a member of Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities and Veterans Scotland.

BRAVEHOUND does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity) or sexual orientation

 What you will be doing

Take lead responsibility for the BRAVEHOUND training programme, ensuring the welfare of the BRAVEHOUND dogs

You will actively train BRAVEHOUND dogs, developing and supporting the training team to deliver the required training.

Source and assess suitable puppies and dogs.  Working with our volunteers to ensure the dogs have good foundation training before being matched with a veteran.

 What you will need to succeed

We are looking for a self-motivated and positive individual with practical experience in dog training and behaviour, with skills in teaching, mentoring and coaching people.

The ability to develop and train dogs using the skills of our volunteers is essential so we are looking for someone who finds value in working with both people and dogs and is driven by the overall goal to help train dogs for veterans suffering with mental health challenges.

Resilience working in a challenging environment being adaptable, flexible and embracing change.

Relevant accredited learning degree level 5 or above, based on force free evidence-based techniques.

Current valid UK/EU Driving licence

Application Deadline:

  • Closing date for applications is 31st May 2024

  • First stage interviews week beginning 10th June 2024

Application Details:

If you are interested in working with us in this varied and immensely rewarding job, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you’d be perfect for the role to we’d love to hear from you.

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Suite 8 | Lennoxtown Enterprise Centre
Railway Court | Lennoxtown | Scotland G66 7LL

Telephone: 0141 739 8940

Registered Scottish Charity SC043908

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