Our culture and employee benefits

Dogs Trust staff member outside with a dog


As you would expect, we are passionate about dogs and their welfare. We’re also a friendly and approachable bunch and we pride ourselves on our professionalism.

We want our people to be happy in their roles, to work hard at achieving our mission, and to give all those they work with a fantastic Dogs Trust experience. We hold regular conferences to keep staff informed and organise various social gatherings to enable everyone to get to know each other.

We also provide a range of training and development opportunities to help people to grow in their roles according to individual need.


Dogs Trust offers a range of benefits to our employees and the following are applicable to all roles:

Day 1 entitlement

Annual leave - 23 days annual leave excluding bank holidays, increasing to 26 days with service and responsibility. Specific annual leave details will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Employee Assistance Programme – Free of charge 24 hour helpline including off-site, independent, professional counselling service, which is available to employees and their immediate dependants.

Life Assurance – 3 x annualised salary payable to one or more nominated beneficiaries in the event of your death.

After 3 months of service

Pension scheme - Dogs Trust operates a group personal pension scheme. Staff are automatically enrolled after 3 months’ service. For those who wish to take it up, a salary sacrifice scheme is currently in operation.

On completion of successful probationary period

Season ticket loan - We provide interest free season ticket loans for travel to and from work upon successful completion of probation. Loans are repaid over a maximum of 12 months via monthly salary deductions.

Discounted Gym Membership – Dogs Trust employees can benefit from discounted membership at Fitness First. This includes a joining gift of rucksack, towel and complimentary guest passes to get you started.

Bupa dental - We also have a Dogs Trust scheme with BUPA dental which is open to all staff. Employees pay for the dental scheme themselves via payroll deduction.