Dog Groomer Vacancy

We are looking to recruit an experienced dog groomer to work in our salon, opening in Preston in late July.

The successful candidate will be required to work weekends only (Saturday and Sunday daytimes) with the option of full time hours as the business grows. The hourly rate is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

We ask that each applicant meets the following criteria:

- At least two years experience working in a salon.

- Confident with grooming all breeds to a high standard.

- Excellent customer service.

- Understands that the role includes working with vulnerable adults (for example, people who have a learning disability or autism) and displays an enthusiasm and ability to do so.

- Shares the Barks & Recreation ethos.

Due to the nature of our service the successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check, the cost of which will be reimbursed to the employee following successful completion of a six month probation period.

All applicants should submit a CV with covering letter detailing why they would be the best candidate for the role, based on the criteria above.

Please submit all applications to


Table for Hire

We have a dog grooming table for hire at our salon, opening in Preston in late July.

For more information please email


Expressions of Interest

We are now in the process of looking for people who may be interested in working with or alongside us as we look to develop and expand the services we provide.

We'd like to hear from people with dog related experience, training or qualifications who'd be interested in working with or alongside us. Knowledge and experience could include dog walking, grooming, behaviour, psychology, training or dog-assisted therapy. We're also interested in hearing from artistic types such as designers and craft-makers who may be interested in selling products through us.

Those expressing interest should share the ethos, values and aims of our organisation - of which can be found on our home page.

We ask that any expression of interest is made by email to