17th Oct 2023

Senior Dog Trainer

We love our dogs, and we love nothing better than when we help them pad off to a new home. Could you be part of enriching our behaviour capability and play an active part in preparing our dogs for their rehoming? 

Introducing yourself to new arrivals you will use your skills and experience in training and behavioural work to assess each dog and recognise those that may need guidance to change their behaviour on their way to finding the right home and the right owner. Be it a youngster who has missed out on learning some basic manners to restoring the confidence in a traumatised dog you will know how best to develop and work on suitable programmes that can change a dog's life for the better.

There is so much more to this fulfilling and varied role so please read the job description.


To apply please download and complete the application form below:- 

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Title: Senior Dog Trainer

Reporting to: Head of Rescue & Rehoming

Key contacts: Kennel team, volunteers, trustees, visitors

Contract type: Permanent, full-time. The position is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on a rolling rota starting with a Monday, a 6-day week with the Wednesday off followed by a 4-day week with the Monday, Saturday, and Sunday off. Will be required to be involved in the provision of 24-hour cover on a rota basis.

Salary: Up to £27,540 depending on skills and experience.  This includes 2% salary subsidy for joining and staying in the pension scheme

Benefits:- Annual Leave - 25 days plus Bank Holiday entitlement (the holiday year runs 1st January – 31st December). A workplace Pension for eligible employees, free parking, a uniform

Location: Tower Farm, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. HP14 3DT

  • Provide support to colleagues and volunteers through training, advice and guidance, ensuring that all dogs are given the best opportunity to find their forever home.
  • Contribute to the welfare of the dogs ensuring they receive the best possible care and that the kennels and exercise areas are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Help maintain and increase the support for SDR’s activities with the general public, potential donors, other animal welfare organisations and other stakeholders.
  • Help implement and oversee initiatives as directed by management or the Board of Trustees.
  • Act as an integral part of the SDR team of staff, management, Trustees, members and volunteers.

 Contact: Nicola Dillon, Head of Rescue & Rehoming - 

Please note the charity is unable to contribute to the cost of relocation

We reserve the right to close applications at any time.