Join The Bone Idol Team? - Are You A Dog Groomer?

| Bone Idol Grooming, Brighton Dog Grooming & Shop

Level 3 Qualification preferred & 2 Years Grooming Experience required

Bone Idol is a buzzing grooming parlour and pet shop in the heart of the busy St James’s Street area of Brighton. We are stylish but definitely not pretentious and provide a level of service and products that you simply can’t get anywhere else. At all times we want dog in our care to be healthy, happy and fabulous. Our human customers must experience the very best in service.


  • A love of and interest in dogs and a desire to learn
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – professional but fun with a good sense of humour
  • Comfortable with IT
  • Extremely high customer care skills and standards
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Commercial awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Strong time-management
  • The ability to calm and control nervous dogs
  • NVQ level 3 preferred


  • Meet and greet clients and spend 5-10 mins talking to them about the groom they want, allergies, health issues and any advisories from owners
  • Bath and shampoo dogs. Pick correct products for each dog given advice, breed and coat.
  • Clipping: clipping dogs to owner or breed association specified cuts. Making sure blades used are changed and not getting hot, used blades are sterilised.
  • All equipment must be sterilised between use. This includes scissors, brushes, combs and blades. All equipment, tables and surfaces should be wiped between dogs.
  • End of groom: each groomer should exit with the dog and 'handover' to the owner. This should include a debrief of the cut, any issues and positive feedback on the dogs behaviour, advise and recommend retail products that may be of interest to the owner.
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
  • Responding to customer questions, complaints and comments, transacting sales
  • Keeping the salon tidy and clean as part of a team – including washing and drying towels
  • Each groomer is expected to look through their appointments for that day and prepare accordingly.

The Team

You will join a fun-loving team working across the business, helping to make the dogs of Brighton and the UK Healthy, Happy & Fabulous. This is an exciting time for us at Bone Idol as we have been investing our staff, new equipment and product lines. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing business with excellent career prospects, training and development.

The Business

Bone Idol is a supportive and productive company committed to growing the skills and abilities of all employees. As a small business that is independently owned, we are keen to continue to grow and succeed. The business started with the Brighton shop and grooming salon in St James’s Street. We have recently launched the Bone Idol Academy in Hove for formal qualifications, training, and workshops. Bone Idol also has an online retail business selling select, high quality products and healthy dog food.


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £14,500.00-£17,500.00 per year

(subject to qualifications/experience/ability)


Application Via Email:
  • How many years of Dog Grooming experience do you have?

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?

  • Are you in Brighton BN2 or nearby?

  • In 1-2 sentences, please describe how your previous experience is relevant to this role? Why are you a good fit for this job?

  • What about this role excites you and made you want to apply? Please describe your interest in working with us.
Please include your answers on an email AND your CV to

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