Volunteers

Communication and Marketing Manager

PADs Foundation would like to introduce you to Jamie, our Communications and Marketing Manager.

Jamie’s background is in copywriting but he is also a chartered marking professional with extensive hands-on experience with some of the most effective methods of digital marketing used today.

We are excited to have him on board!

Website development, database and content manager

Jen joined the team mid August 2020 as our Web Developer and Content Manager and as you can see she has already achieved so much.

Jen’s background is in Software Development, having spent the last year as a React Developer. Before that she spent a number of years working for one of the UK’s top financial services provider as a Full Stack Developer.

Thank you Jen, we couldn’t do it without you!

Canine Development Coordinator

Rima holds a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour Management. She continues to and regularly attends courses, seminars and conferences to keep up to date with, and refresh her knowledge regarding multiple aspects of the industry. These have included but are not limited to Dog Law, Separation Anxiety, Canine welfare (including assistance dog welfare), Learning Theory, and Aggression.Perfect Puppy Foundations, Body Language and Perfect Clicker Foundations.

She is an accredited Agility instructor (ACAI) and is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles. The Pet Professional Guild only accepts and represents pet industry professionals who are “committed to results based, science based ethical training and pet care.”

Dog Behaviourist 

Julia is a relationship focused dog trainer with a degree in Animal Behaviour. For over a decade she also worked as a Qualified Primary Teacher, where her main focus was on supporting children and families with social, emotional and mental health needs. Julia brings her knowledge and skills from both of these areas to her 1:1 training to support the rounded wellbeing of dogs and their families. She can also be found teaching and assisting a mixture of group classes (Puppy classes, Hoopers, Scentwork, Training Walks). 

Her qualifications include Introduction to Counselling Level 2 (Qualification) and Emotion Coaching in Primary settings. She continues to further her canine studies with CPD – IMDT courses. 

Julia is volunteering with PADs to help us develop and maintain the PADs In Training Guide.