Dog Grooming & Practical Skills Trainer

Job Description

Job location: Huntingdon Centre

Role: Dog Grooming | Animal Care | Education

Position: Part time

Closes in: 14 days (Monday 30 May 2022)

Job details:

The College of Animal Welfare is the UK’s largest veterinary nursing training providers, amongst other programmes. Here at the college, we inspire our students to accomplish their ambitions and reach their full potential to make their dream careers of working with animals and joining a profession, become reality!

The College of Animal Welfare has a history of being a pioneer with a number of unique achievements. Operating from five sites across the country and two satellite centres, we are a college working towards our vision of ‘Providing innovative learning opportunities for the promotion of animal welfare.

Due to the continued success and growth of the College we are seeking a part time Dog Grooming & Practical Skills Trainer at our Huntingdon Centre!

The successful candidate will be passionate about passing on their knowledge and skills to dog grooming students, as well as advancing the grooming school in its commercial growth.  The role involves delivering quality learning to all students across a range of grooming courses and to provide outstanding support to students.  The position requires a qualified Dog Groomer with a minimum level 3 Diploma or equivalent.

Lecturing or training experience is advantageous but not essential as within your first year you will be encouraged to undertake a nationally recognised and professional teaching qualification. We will aim to have you confidently trained as quickly as possible to start your journey into teaching. You will have a mentor who will be able to point you in the right direction and we will support you in every aspect of your role.


The key purpose of the role will cover the following areas:

  • Lecturing across a range of courses (Grooming)
  • Assessing for Grooming
  • Course Tutor
  • Careers Events
  • Delivering high quality grooming services to client
  • Prepare client consent sheets for dog grooming appointments
  • To book in and exit dogs for dog grooming appointments/ maintain client details

Why join us?

Due to the nature of the organisation, successful candidates would be joining a company that encourages personal development and nurtures ambition.

You will receive an annual holiday allowance of 25 days per year (with 8 additional days for bank holidays), and the option to ‘buy or sell’ additional holiday and a paid birthday day off! You will also be able to join our Group Pension Scheme and have access to our Employee Assistance Programme. We offer reimbursement of authorised expenses for work-related activities (e.g. train travel/London allowance) and hotel accommodation pre-booked and paid for, when overnight stays may be required.

Other Staff Benefits:

  • Sick pay on an increasing scale up to 12 days per rolling 12 months
  • We offer reimbursement of authorised work-related expenses including professional registration fees.
  • Required travel to Centres (other than your contractual place of work), train travel and hotel accommodation pre-booked and paid for, will be reimbursed.
  • Death in Service equivalent to 4 x your annual salary
  • Jury service – payment for lost days reimbursed

The College of Animal Welfare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All successful applicants will undertake a DBS Check.


Download: Job Description

Applications and Enquiries

To apply for any of the vacancies please download the job application form and send it to HR via email or post.

Application form: Electronic version (Word) | Printable version (PDF)


Post: The College of Animal Wefare, Headland House, Chord Business Park, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire PE29 2BQ

If you would like an informal chat about working with us, please call HR on 01480 422060.

The College of Animal Welfare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All successful applicants will undertake a Disclosure DBS Check. The College undertakes not to discriminate unlawfully either directly or indirectly against a job applicant or one of its own employees. The College is committed to equal opportunities: appointments are open to members of the community on an equal basis.

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