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Dog Wellbeing Technician Guide Dogs for the Blind Glasgow, UK

Practice Type: Other (eg. industry or academia)
Job Type: Contract, Full Time
Min Offered: £ 21,217 per year GBP
Posted on: 15 Nov 2023

Job Description

The Dog Wellbeing Technician helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by ensuring the wellbeing and specialist care of our dogs are met. This is achieved through carrying out husbandry duties in order to provide for the wellbeing of dogs whilst accommodated at a Guide Dogs site. 


This role will be based on site at our Hamilton office, working closely with a team of Dog Wellbeing Technicians. You’ll be working 35 hours per week, worked on a rota basis between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Some evening, weekend and bank holiday work is required. 


We offer a generous pension scheme, annual leave, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.


More details can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.


We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.



Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality.


We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.



Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


  • A qualification in animal care, experience or equivalent relevant work-based experience.
  • Able to undertake physical demands of the role, walking distances unaided and able to handle and walk with a range of dog breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments.
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role which involves transporting dogs on a regular basis. In the absence of a full valid UK Driving License, you will be expected to demonstrate how you will fulfil this aspect of the role via alternative means.
  • Experience of working in a kennel type environment - paid employment or voluntary.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of animal first aid.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of positive reinforcement dog handling and training techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills as well as a basic level of mathematics required.
  • Ability to demonstrate aptitude for dog handling and recognising canine communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to coach/train others.
  • Emotional resilience to manage demands of the role.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

How to apply
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