BRAVEHOUND – Dog Trainer (two roles)


21 hrs per week and 28 hrs per week


£21,000 – £23,000  pro rata

Main purposes of job

Training of dogs, veterans and puppy socialisers

Record keeping and monitoring and updating of records for dog welfare, vet registration and any other ancillary issues

Ensuring the well-being of BRAVEHOUND dogs and puppies

Key tasks / objectives

  • Training of BRAVEHOUNDS as required, using positive reinforcement methods
  • Working with the Head of Training on planning training and progress of each dog
  • Assisting Head of Training as required with visits and assessments
  • Logging and communicating contact with veterans/puppy walkers/others with team and line manager
  • Provide weekly lesson plans and progress reports as per agreed scheme of work
  • Liaising with Operations Coordinator regarding database, including work with database provider when requested.
  • Liaising with Operations Coordinator at a minimum on a weekly basis but also as and when required
  • As part of the assessment team, assessing suitability of veterans for a BRAVEHOUND dog and working with veterans within the agreed frameworks
  • As part of the assessment team, maintaining contact with veterans awaiting a dog
  • Arranging introduction meetings between the veteran and their intended support dog in        conjunction with the Head of Training
  • Following up on applications from veterans, volunteers and supporters, gaining core information about each client to ensure their needs and goals are met
  • Take part in regular CPD, including mental health training, canine behaviour training and other courses, as instructed by Head of Training/Director



  • Maintaining a positive attitude and a high standard of professional conduct
  • Accepting and tackling work goals with enthusiasm and demonstrating a strong work ethic
  • Adhering to principles and values whilst demonstrating integrity and promoting equal opportunities
  • Ability to be flexible and juggle a range of different tasks whilst adhering to agreed timescales
  • Willingness to learn new skills and organisational working systems
  • Highly developed and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be accountable and use initiative
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to complete tasks within a structured work plan with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to high quality service and efficiency in all aspects of the organisation’s operations
  • Experience of working in the veteran welfare sector

Necessary/Desirable Qualifications

Minimum 2 years as a dog trainer, Dog Training Qualification, Driving Licence, Mental Health First Aid, Awareness of Veteran Needs (PTSD awareness), Veterinary First Aid

Responsible for


Company laptop

Company mobile phone

Access to company vehicle

Reporting to

Head of Training and Director

Candidates should send a cover letter and their resume/CV by 7 November


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