Forever Hounds Trust – Gloucestershire
Forever Hounds Trust has been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming greyhounds, and sighthound lurchers for 25 years. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and homing of unwanted, abused or abandoned sighthounds. Our vision is a day when every sighthound is free from risk or need. Having expanded from small beginnings in the west of England, Forever Hounds now operates across four geographical regions, giving substantial coverage across much of the country, and homes around 300 dogs each year.
Forever Hounds Trust’s provide guaranteed life-time behaviour support to adopters and foster carers of the charity’s dogs, by providing remote post adoption support for dogs adopted/fostered from the region.
Working as part of the Homing Kennelling and Welfare (H K &W) team you will manage the Charity’s H K & W operations within Gloucestershire, providing post homing support to adopters.
You will work directly with the dogs within the charity’s care undertaking behaviour assessments of the dogs both in kennels and in foster care
Leading and motivating your homing, kennelling and welfare volunteers to deliver an efficient and effective service of finding permanent homes for the dogs in our care.
You will lead by example and become familiar with, and able to implement all aspects of the H K & W processes as part of the wider H K & W team
As a member of the H K & W management team and will be accountable for the care of our dogs in kennels and foster homes. There will be an expectation of mutual support and cover between the regional teams especially during periods of annual leave and/or sickness absence.
The role requires a thorough understanding of canine behaviour and training, including conducting behaviour consultations both in person and remotely, report writing, the principles of learning theory, and welfare assessments. The role holder will be required to ensure that their behaviour knowledge is kept up-to-date with developments within dog behaviour, training, welfare and dog law
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Applications should be made by sending a CV and supporting letter to Trish Stokoe Head of Homing Kennelling & Welfare
The closing date for applications is 30th July, 2021. Applicants invited for interview will be informed by phone or email within 2 weeks of the closing date, if you do not hear from us then your application has been unsuccessful this time.