Austins Dog Grooming currently has an opening for a dog groomer to join us on a ‘rent-a-table’ self employed basis. This is an ideal opportunity to operate your own business from a fully equipped dog grooming salon.

About Austins

Our salon is located at Westdale Park, Holt Road on the outskirts of Bradford-on-Avon. This location has the provision for plenty of free parking and is suitably placed for local clients to visit. We currently have two unoccupied grooming tables which we are looking to fill. Alongside our fully equiped grooming tables is a hydro-bath, reception area for welcoming clients, toilet facilities & an outside courtyard for dogs to wander. There is also a hairdressers, garden centre, gym and cafe conveniently located on site.

We have been located here for over 12 years and in this time we have built up a loyal customer base which we pride ourselves on delivering a quality service for. Anyone joining the team at Austins would need to provide the same love and kindness to our animals to ensure this reputation continues.

Our reputation is very important to us and we will not compromise on the quality of services provided from within the premises.

Austins are currently receiving a very high volume of enquiries for grooming services which we cannot fully accommodate. For anyone taking up this rent-a-table position, there will be regular opportunities for us to refer new clients.

About you

An ideal candidate for this will have;

  • Your own customer base.
  • Provide your own public liability insurance.
  • Be equipped with all your own tools (dryer, blades, clippers, shampoo, towels etc.).
  • At least 1 years professional dog grooming experience (you must be able to handle your dog professionally from start to finish).
  • You will not be allowed to openly advertise your business under the ‘Austins Dog Grooming’/’Austins Place’ brand, or sell your own products.
  • The ability to provide references if needed.
  • Ensure the salon is kept in a clean and tidy manner (cleaning products provided).

What we provide

  • Full use of one allocated grooming table.
  • Full use of our hydro bath.
  • Internet access via our WIFI.
  • Subject to a successful trial period, your profile will be featured on our website.
  • All power, heating, light, and water is included.
  • We are a small friendly team and are always on hand to assist throughout the day.
  • Due to very high demand for grooming services at Austins, we will be able to refer regular new clients to our rent-a-table occupants.

It is very important for you to note that we are not employing groomers, you will not work as a contractor to us and therefore will be classed as fully self employed.


Costs are negotiable depending on the rental period (daily/weekly/long term slots will be considered).

This is subject to a successful completion of a initial trial period.

All rental payments are required in advance and are non-refundable.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to discuss this further, please contact Lynsey on 07367 962601 or email