You must have said at one time, or heard someone say, “If I could just get paid to play with puppies all day, I’d be in heaven.”
Well read on…
Guide Dogs Need YOU
Guide Dogs were looking for a Canine Science Assistant whose main job is to look after gorgeous dogs all day. The charity were offering a £23,173 pro rata wage to successful candidates, and the lucky devil will work at the charity’s National Centre in Leamington Spa for a four day a week, twelve month placement.
Job responsibilities include giving guide dog puppies, who will be trained by the charity to help sight-impaired owners, a strong and nurturing start in life so that they can go on to become valuable helpers to those in need.
One drawback: the deadline was this Sunday 5 December 2021 – so you’ve probably already missed the boat. You must have experience working with or handling animals as well as – ideally – a degree in a science or a subject related to animal behaviour. Without the degree, you’ll need at least two years’ previous experience with animals.
Helen Whiteside, Chief Scientific Officer at Guide Dogs, says, “As well as providing other services to enhance the lives of people with sight loss, Guide Dogs breeds and trains more than 1,000 dogs every year. The Canine Science Assistant will support the development and execution of our vital research into dog behaviour, health and wellbeing.
“This important role will be centred around the wellbeing of our puppies: getting to know them, interacting, and engaging with them as they grow up into happy, healthy guide dogs.
“We’re excited to see the applications and look forward to offering this dream position to a lucky candidate with exceptional research experience.”
Unfortunately you’ve now missed out on this particular opportunity but follow this link for more puppy-related jobs that might be perfect for you.
Or if you are looking for other ways to monetise your favourite thing in the world (Dogs) then look at our round up of possibilities here.