Dogs Trust


We occasionally have career vacancies at our Dublin Head Office and our Rehoming Centre.

Our centre employs a number of staff to deal with a variety of duties ranging from day-to-day management to ensuring the well-being of the dogs in our care. We look for people who have empathy with the aims and objectives of the Charity.

Current vacancies

Veterinary Nurse

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is currently seeking to recruit a Registered Veterinary Nurse for our Rehoming Centre in Dublin.

The Veterinary Nurse will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the veterinary suite and other veterinary facilities, managing the medical care and welfare of dogs within the centre, foster care and during post adoption support. The successful candidate will be the main point of contact for veterinary related matters within the rehoming centre.

They will support and assist the veterinary surgeon in all aspects of veterinary practice including the consultation room, maintaining clinical notes and dispensing medications, whilst following correct legislation.

The successful candidate will have a Veterinary Nurse qualification with VCI registration, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a busy veterinary practice and be hardworking and enthusiastic team player with a great customer service skills and exceptional organisational skills.

Full drivers’ licence is essential for the role.

Full job description is available on our website. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Kamila Gero.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover letter by email on [email protected] 

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is an Equal Opportunities employer

Contract Type:

Full time (40h)

Assistant Training Behaviour Advisor

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is currently seeking to recruit for a role of Assistant Training Behaviour Advisor. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and confident, with a strong passion and interest in dog behaviour and welfare.

The successful candidate will assist the centre’s behaviour team with the design, implementation and review of Behavioural Modification Programmes (BMP) for dogs in Dogs Trust care. They will also train and support colleagues (staff and volunteers) and adopters on the implementation of BMPs.

This role is very practical, with a physical hands-on presence in the kennels and exercising areas including extensive handling of dogs and coaching of staff on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to use their own initiative, whilst also working as a team player. Experience with the training and behaviour of dogs is essential as well as experience of safely handling dogs of a range of different breeds and behavioural characteristics and excellent knowledge of dogs and understanding of dog behaviour and their welfare.

An animal care qualification or similar relevant would be advantageous and all applicants must have a full clean, driving license.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Kamila Gero.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover letter by email to [email protected]

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Contract Type:

40 hours, Temporary

Assistant TBA Job Description PDF 98 KB

Philanthropy Manager

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG are now seeking an ambitious Philanthropy Manager to join their passionate fundraising team to manage and grow the philanthropy (major donor) income stream.

The Philanthropy Manager will develop and deliver a first-class cultivation and stewardship journey for major donors and will work with the Head of Development and across the Dogs Trust Ireland team to create high-quality cases for support for all priority projects that are suitable for our high-value audiences.

To succeed in this role, you will have strong business development skills and experience of developing relationships and securing income, ideally from major donors. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to put together and deliver inspiring, emotive, and accurate proposals and pitches. You will manage a team of two, therefore, leadership and good interpersonal skills are also required including the ability to motivate people to work towards and meet targets. You will genuinely believe in the importance of the work of Dogs Trust, and you will not be afraid to seize the moment and use creative approaches to nurture relationships with donors.

If you’re a natural networker and passionate dog lover who is target-driven and keen to develop your career with an ambitious not-for-profit organisation that strives to make a real difference to the lives of animals, this could be the role for you!

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use ‘Dogs Trust – Philanthropy Mgr’ as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Philanthropy Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Dogs Trust by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Contract Type:

Full time, Permanent