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Volunteer Role Description for: Location: Main contact: Dog School Volunteer Dog School Leeds (various

Volunteer Role Description for: Location: Main contact: Dog School Volunteer Dog School Leeds (various locations, see below) Suzie Douglass Senior Coach Purpose of the role: Working to Dogs Trust’s standards and Health and Safety guidelines to support and assist the Dog School Coaches during training classes. The aim of Dog School is to help owners to train their dogs in a kind, fair and effective way. This will enhance day to day living and enable the best possible relationship to develop. Key tasks: Skills/experience required: • Passionate about dogs and dog welfare. • Confidence around different breeds and sizes of dogs is essential, and preferably candidates will have interacted with a variety of dogs. • Excellent face to face communication skills with the ability to listen effectively, and follow instructions in a busy fast paced environment. • Good level of fitness to carry out the role quickly and efficiently. • Confident and approachable manner • Ability to work comfortably in a close knit team. • Experience of working in a training class environment would be advantageous, although full training will be provided. **CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21 st February 2018** • To Support the Dog School Coaches in the execution of training classes. This is very much a support function and volunteers will never be expected to take a class. • Helping owners with the training tasks in the class situation, aiding them on a 121 basis to perform simple training skills. . • Setting up and packing down the equipment needed for the classes, and helping with administration needed within the class. Time commitment: Tuesday evenings, 4. 30 pm – 8. 30 pm at College Of Animal Welfare, WF 3 1 DR. Friday evenings, 4. 30 pm – 8. 30 pm at Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre, LS 15 4 NL. Saturday mornings, 8. 00 am – 11. 00 am at Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre, LS 15 4 NL. You must be able to commit to a regular class on an on-going basis. Please indicate on your application form which day(s) you are applying for and how many days a week you would like to commit to. We have limited availability on each day and so will need to consider this when shortlisting the applications. Following the closing date we will shortlist the applications and invite selected candidates to attend a selection event being held at the Rehoming Centre. Those successful following this selection event will be required to attend an induction and training event.

Volunteer Role Description for: What you can expect from Dogs Trust as a volunteer:

Volunteer Role Description for: What you can expect from Dogs Trust as a volunteer: • A staff member main contact who will manage your tasks, answer your questions and help you with the volunteer rota • Another volunteer or a member of staff who will help you through your first few weeks at the centre • Volunteer uniform Top (comfortable trousers and footwear - volunteers own). • Induction and ongoing role-specific training, guidance and support • An opportunity to feed back to your main contact about your experience volunteering with Dogs Trust • Recognition of the role that you are carrying out in support of Dogs Trust through our Volunteer Merits Scheme • Opportunities to try new things and learn new skills e. g. basic dog training skills/ customer service skills. Dog School Assistant Coach A message from the CEO Without our dedicated volunteers we couldn’t hope to achieve as much as we do for the dogs in our care; the support from our volunteers is absolutely vital to our work. The work that volunteers help us with may not always be easy, but I know that volunteering with Dogs Trust is a rewarding experience. Adrian Burder Chief Executive What we expect from our volunteers: • Support Dogs Trust in its work and carry out your volunteer role to the best of your ability • Complete a Rehoming Centre volunteer induction session, this will be held at your centre and complete any other additional training as required • Make new people welcome and work well within the team • Recognise the importance of our members, sponsors and donors in supporting the work of Dogs Trust • Wear your Dogs Trust volunteer uniform at the centre and ensure you are presentable at all times • Support Dogs Trust procedures and standards by: • Being aware of your own health and safety and of that of others • Respecting others and treating people equally irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation (Equality Act 2010) • Ensure all activities undertaken in the name of Dogs Trust achieve the charitable aims and objectives and do not bring the organisation into disrepute • Be accountable and accept constructive comments • Maintain confidentiality regarding Dogs Trust activity, the dogs in our care and our team • Meet time commitments and standards agreed, and give reasonable notice when unavailable, so other arrangements can be made • Be a positive representative of Dogs Trust, ensuring you are polite and friendly to all visitors to the centre Dog School - Dogs Trust Leeds Re-homing Centre Woodlands Farm York Road Leeds LS 15 4 NL E: leedsdogschool@dogstrust. org. uk T: 0113 2814941 / 0113 2814933 @: http: //www. dogstrustdogschool. org. uk/ Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. Through our network of 21 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Dublin we care for 16, 000 abandoned and unwanted dogs a year. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.