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The primary objective of The Kennel Club is to improve in every way the welfare, health and general well-being of all dogs throughout their lives, through various research and educational programmes, and our charitable trust.

As an organisation we are committed to promoting and protecting dogs' varied roles in society and defending the interests of all dog owners.

If you have the relevant skills, an interest in dogs, and want to join our team, please read on.

We have two offices, one in London located at 10 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AB and another in Aylesbury located at Kennel Club House, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, HP19 8DB.

Equal opportunities and diversity

The Kennel Club is committed to activities that promote the culture of equality of opportunity. We recognise the worth of every individual and appreciate the benefits to be gained from making full use of people's talents to enhance our business performance.

We are committed to ensuring that recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less-favourable treatment on the grounds of:

  • race
  • age
  • gender reassignment 
  • religion or belief
  • disability
  • marriage or civil partnership
  • sex
  • sexual orientation 
  • pregnancy or maternity

The Kennel Club's objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. All employees are responsible for ensuring that our equal opportunities policy is adhered to.

Rewards and benefits

To work for The Kennel Club you need to be passionate about making a difference for dogs. We believe that the unique skills and dedicated work of our staff should be rewarded. Below are some of the benefits we offer our staff:

Salary

We offer salaries that reflect the market we operate in and regularly check ourselves against similar roles in other organisations.

  • Employer pension contributions double the percentage of your plan earnings, up to 8%
  • Life assurance equivalent to three times your basic salary (two times your basic salary for non-pension scheme members)

Work-life balance

  • 23 days annual leave, increasing up to 27 days, in addition to statutory holidays. Staff may also receive additional days for any approved business closure days over the festive period in December
  • Option to buy up to five days of annual leave per year
  • Flexible working – formal and informal flexible working arrangements. The options available will depend on individual circumstances, and the demands and priorities of the department in which employees are based
  • Family leave; including maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental, parental and dependant leave
  • Sabbatical leave

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthcare cashback programme with a fixed contribution paid for by The Kennel Club
  • Free eye tests with a voucher towards the cost of your spectacles
  • Employee assistance programme, providing access to independent advisors and counsellors for staff and their immediate families
  • Occupational health which we can refer staff if there are any health concerns
  • Flu vaccination vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

We aim to create an environment where individuals are able to take responsibility for their own learning and development; an environment which recognises learning as an important element of organisational and individual achievement. We aim for continuous improvement in everything that we do.

  • Dedicated Senior Learning and Development Officer
  • Learning Management System which consists of over 500 courses
  • Open Training Programme with a spectrum of both in-house and external courses, comprising both practical skills and personal development opportunities which are supported by access to internal coaching
  • Financial support for professional and vocational qualifications, with five days' study leave provided
  • Free access to The Kennel Club Library and Art Gallery

Financial Benefits

  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Lifestyle discounts via our EAP and healthcare cashback programme
  • Discounts on The Kennel Club products and services
  • Complimentary staff tickets to Crufts and Discover Dogs

Recognition

  • Referral program – we are constantly looking for ways to attract and recruit the best talent possible who share our core values and aspirations
  • Values nomination – we encourage colleagues to nominate individuals and teams who they believe have displayed behaviour that demonstrates The Kennel Club values
  • Long service - to show our appreciation, staff would receive monetary rewards and a thank you card from our Chief Executive for their 10, 20 and 25 years’ service milestone
Our values

At The Kennel Club we promote and encourage our oneKC values.  They are called ‘oneKC’ because we believe that all employees are integral in embedding our values in the culture of the organisation.

Our oneKC values are:

Respect

Recognise and appreciate the value that each person contributes and treat each other with dignity.

Growth

Everyone is open to learning and adapting to new challenges and opportunities.

Teamwork

Our collective ambition can only be achieved by supporting, sharing and working together as oneKC.

Ownership

We accept the responsibility for our decisions, workload, and the way we interact with others.

Excellence

We take pride in our work. We aim high and celebrate excellence in achieving and surpassing our goals.

Future Focused

The world is changing faster than ever before. We must be future focussed to remain relevant, impactful and inclusive.

The purpose of our values is to:

  • Create a shared set of behaviours
  • Help build a common purpose that we stand for
  • Enable more transparency and consistency across the breadth of our work
  • Provide guidance – we are more likely to make the right decisions in the right way and achieve our vision and goals
  • Deliver a stronger framework for recruitment, progression, feedback – the ‘how’ is as important as the ‘what’

Current vacancies

Marketing and Communications Executive


An opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Communications Executive to be responsible for defining a commercially driven, strategic approach for the Marketing and Communications function with a view to delivering sustainable business growth. 


Leading a senior team of professionals to oversee all Kennel Club Marketing and Communications activities in a holistic way to leverage the synergies of having all campaigns and activities under one directorate.  

 

For more information about the role, please see the attached job description. 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click apply now and send in your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role by 17 April 2024.  

 



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