The Role

Award-winning animal charity, Pet Blood Bank UK, is recruiting for the newly created post of Training and Induction Assistant based in Dunfermline. The role holder will report to the Training and Induction Manager and play a vital role in aiding with the effective delivery of all Pet Blood Bank training and induction programmes.

Background

Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of many loyal companions across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, donation sessions are held nationwide for large dog owners to bring along their pets to give blood. The blood is then taken to PBB’s state of the art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products, and then stored ready for despatch. Now in its 11th year, the charity has over 9,000 canine donors registered and growing at an exponential rate as media attention increases.

The Candidate

With highly developed organisational and administrative skills, the successful candidate will be a confident communicator with the ability to work in a fast-paced and varied environment. The role holder will contribute to all areas of Pet Blood Bank’s training and induction programmes, providing a coordinated and organised approach to all related administrative duties including recording of training, uploading documents to our HR system (BreatheHR), maintaining the online learning platform (Learndash) and providing support for the organisation and delivery of webinars and external events.

You’ll have previous experience in a busy, fast paced administrative role and whilst this may have been gained in a clinical environment, it’s more important that you are familiar with a training/educational setting. It would also be useful to have some experience of assisting with event management. Much of our training and induction is delivered online so it’s essential that the successful candidate is a confident user of Microsoft Office packages and learning and development platforms. You will also have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a proactive and enthusiastic approach and an aptitude for teamwork whilst able to work under accurately under their own direction. The ability to empathise with the pet-owning public is essential.

Further details

This role is part-time, working 20 hours per week over 5 days although there may be the opportunity to increase this based on project work and requirements. The working pattern will be discussed in more detail at interview.

The position also attracts 30 days’ (pro rata) annual leave (inclusive of public holidays). 

For a full job description and/or to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Carolyn Hughes carolyn.hughes@squarepeghr.co.uk. Square Peg is our recruitment partner for this role.