position vacant

dog groomer trainer and mentor

Pups4Fun have a new and unique position available for a Dog Groomer Trainer and Mentor to join our team.

The Dog Groomer Trainer and Mentor will be responsible for coordinating and training all aspects of the Pups4Fun Dog Groomer Training Programs. They will provide hands on training and mentoring to new groomers, Trainees and Australian School Based Apprenticeship students, develop training programs and products and run grooming instructional programs. Development of online training programs and assisting with the performance management of students will be required. Conducting dog grooming to a high standard is an important aspect of the role.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

-Conduct hands on training and mentorship for trainee groomers;
-Evaluate progress and provide performance feedback;
-Develop and update internal training programs;
-Develop and implement external training programs
-Liaise with stakeholders to manage trainees;
-Perform dog grooming services;
-Complete grooming administrative tasks and customer service;
-Routine communications;
-Personal development;
-Any other tasks as requested.

Qualifications and Requirements

- Cert IV Training and Assessment (or ability to complete within 12mths;
- Cert III Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) (or ability to complete within 6mths);
- or relevant industry experience with leadership and training.
- WWVP Card
- Police check
For the full position description please email HR at [email protected]

About the Business

Pups4Fun is a leading dog daycare, grooming and training facility in Canberra, operating for over 16 years. We have award winning training programs, winning the ACT Training Awards – Small and Medium Employer of the Year in 2021 and 2023. In 2024 Pups4Fun was awarded as the ACT Winner in the Telstra Awards for Accelerating Women.

Pups4Fun has a strong commitment to learning and career development, with scholarships available in Vocational Training areas including Training and Assessment, Business and Pet Services.

We offer discounted services, an EAP program including employee wellness and strong career development options.

Our grooming salon has Canberra’s first and most successful VIP Membership program which has been running for over 5 years. Our salon is booked 12mths in advance with our regular members who value their pet grooming as highly as we do.

We have successfully been working with the Heiniger Academy since 2018 offering Traineeships and Australian School Based Apprenticeships in Pet Grooming.

After having just closed out our first decade in pet grooming, we are excited to for our future plans to come in 2025. With these plans in mind we are thrilled to offer this new position for a dynamic and motivated dog groomer experienced in training.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

In your cover letter please address:

  • Your experience in leadership and training;
  • Any involvement in developing and maintaining training programs;
  • Your experience in training new dog groomers;
  • Your approach to teaching dog grooming skills.

Applications will close at COB Friday 7 June.

Salary between $85-$100k based on experience.

If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Dallas at [email protected]