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Dogs Trust Careers – Home Coordinator

Website Dogs Trust

£21,914 per year + £1,000 regional weighting allowance + benefits

RC Salisbury, Salisbury

Job Type

Hours per Week

Closing Date
Sunday 16 October 2023

We are looking for a Home from Home Coordinator with experience of selecting, handling and rehoming dogs in a working environment to lead our Home from Home foster scheme.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.

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.

Our Home From Home scheme provides care in the homes of volunteers for dogs that are struggling in our Rehoming Centres and will benefit from short term foster care. We also look to foster dogs on the centre waiting list or in pounds that we would be unable to provide care for otherwise due to kennel space restrictions. The role will involve visiting and assessing potential foster carers and transporting dogs to carers as well as extensive communication with Centre staff and other departments regarding marketing and rehoming. In addition, you’ll be required to recruit, manage and support a small team of volunteer foster carers.

The successful candidate will be working alongside our full-time Home from Home Co-ordinator and will be able to work on their own initiative and have experience in handling dogs and the complexities involved regarding matching dogs to potential adopters. Able to screen and assess dogs for health issues, aggression and behaviour problems you’ll be a confident communicator (written and verbal), able to deal with sensitive and challenging situations in an appropriate manner ensuring the best outcome for our dogs and volunteers. You’ll also have excellent administrative skills, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases, and use of internet and web media. A full, clean, manual driving licence is essential, as driving will be a part of the role.

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 here.

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