SPPOT’s Job Vacancies

Relief Development Workers

Currently Accepting Applications

Job Overview

SPPOT Development Workers are based at our Accredited Canine Education Service in Haverfordwest incorporating our dog daycare service and the central hub for our countywide dog walking services. We provide training and volunteering opportunities for adults and young people who experience barriers to work and education, to become dog walkers and dog daycarers.

The Relief Development Worker role is varied, challenging and fun. Every day is different and will involve working with our volunteers in dog daycare, structured training sessions, traveling all over the county to support dog walking in the community, and a fair chunk of computer-based admin and record keeping.

Relief staff are required to cover sickness, annual leave, and so forth. This can be for the odd shift here and there, for a full week or two, or no shifts in a week or more, but you choose whethere to accept the shifts offered or not.

If you are an experienced support worker or a canine professional looking  and you’re looking for a new challenge, this might be the job for you. You need to be enthusisatic, super-reliable and have a strong desire to help people reach their personal goals. You don’t need to have worked with dogs before, as training will be provided but you do need to be fully committed to kind, ethical handling and training methods.

Ideally, applicants need to have at least 1 year of experience in a related field e.g. social care, education, youth work or canine field of work. We will also consider other relatable fields for people wanting a career change and we welcome applications from young adults leaving education. A fully enhanced DBS check and a clean driving license with the use of a car with business insurance is also required, to transport both people and dogs.

Applications are currently being invited and we strongly advise booking an informal visit to find out more.

If shortlisted, you will be asked to come in for an initial chat and to look around, then if successful at that stage, you will be asked to take part in a trial shift. If successful you will join the team for a probationary period with induction training.

How to Apply
Download and read the Job Description and if you meet the criteria for the job, please use the link below to apply online.