HugglePets in the Community

HugglePets in the Community aim to bring the communities they serve together to combat loneliness and improve peoples mental health and wellbeing. We are currently running a project if you can support us!

Sector : Charities & Voluntary Sector

Where is your business based?

We are based in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

What is your name?

Mike Dixon

What is your role within the business?

Director and Chair for HugglePets in the Community

What does your business do?

HugglePets in the Community are aiming to support young and vulnerable people to combat loneliness and offer support for people suffering with poor mental health via animal related therapy.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

We are a friendly team, working hard to serve our communities by supporting the young and most vulnerable in our society via workshops and coffee mornings, to bring more people together to support one another and develop themselves.

How many people do you employ?


What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

Friendly, animal lover, hard working, caring, willing to work on projects

What other job roles do you have in your business?

Administration, Dog Groomer, Project Assistants, Carer and Volunteers.

How do I apply for opportunities?

Send your CV to

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Mike Dixon

Job role: Management And Executive

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

Director for a Community Interest Company, ensuring that all funds are correctly organised for the benefit of the community.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

Plumbing and Gas Apprentice

What process did you have to follow to get your job?

Application and Interview process with Dudley Council

What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy working to benefit the community.

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

Safeguarding and Mental Health training.

What skills are required to do your job?

Management and Leadership Financial skills Business planning

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

Management qualification

Name the top three skills needed for your job

Listening, Personable Approachablle

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 3 - GCSE grades A*-C (Level 4-9); Btec First Diploma, Certificate, Award; NVQ 2; Intermediate 2 Credit Standard Grade; SVQ 2.

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Business and Management
  • Health and Wellbeing

What is your personality type?

  • Executive - Excellent organisers, the best at managing things - or people.

Do you have any interests that complement your job role?

  • music
  • football
  • tv/radio

How many years of experience do you need to do your job?

  • 2 - 4 years experience

How much can you earn in your job?

  • £40,000+

Management And Executive

Work Experience : Work Experience - Animal Care

We are open to work experience placements within the HugglePets in the Community company and are keen to find people who are interested in animal care.