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Animal Care Assistant (Casual Contract)

Animal Care Assistant (Casual Contract)

Posted 4 April by RSPCA

Job title: Animal Care Assistant (Casual)

Location: RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre

Salary: £9.81 per hour

Hours: Variable

Closing date: Thursday 18th April 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for an Animal Care Assistant to join the team at RSPCA West Hatch on a casual basis.

This role is fundamental to the operation of the animal centre’s core objective to admit animals in need from our Inspectorate team, provide a tailored programme of veterinary care, rehabilitation and husbandry, and then match the animal to a suitable adopter.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can learn and adapt quickly, work well in a team and have previous experience of caring for a wide range of domestic and farm animal species - from dogs and cats to ferrets, lovebirds and pigs. Positive attitude is all-important as this these roles are both physically and mentally challenging.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Cleaning animal accommodation, pen fixtures and furniture and general areas

  • Feeding animals and administering treatments

  • Providing exercise opportunities and following individual training and behaviour plans

  • Completing animal records and updating the computer database

  • Stocking and maintaining the centre - eg preparing bedding, tidying stores, performing basic maintenance tasks

  • Engaging with customers on the phone, face to face and by email

You’ll have:

  • A genuine interest in animal care and welfare

  • Experience of working with domestic animals, perferably in an animal rescue setting

  • Good communication skills

  • Good customer care skills

  • A good level of computer experience and literacy

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure

What’s in it for you:

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

This is a flexible working relationship as we are unable to guarantee set hours or days. Work will be on a casual basis entails filling essential gaps in the roster caused by holiday or sickness.

How to apply:

An application form and job description can be downloaded from the RSPCA Jobs web page.

We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

Required skills

  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Welfare
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork

Reference: 37685115

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