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Salary: £16,786.00 per annum
Full/Part time: Full Time - 37.5 hours per week (5 days a week on a rota system, to include some weekend working)
Contract type: Temporary - 6 month Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Friday, 8th March 2019
We have a new role available, assisting the Animal Services Manager. It is an administrative role for the people-focused, who also have a passion for animal rescue. The Animal Services team oversee the incoming and outgoing animals, liaising with the Rehoming and Behaviour Teams as well as being the first point of contact for customers and external organisations.
Each day will have its challenges – you will be taking calls from Dog Wardens and RSPCA Inspectors, talking with potential adopters and those who have adopted, and helping reunite stray pets. There are records to maintain on our database, and the doorbell rings about 4 times a day with a new animal needing shelter.
Organisation, problem-solving skills and a calm nature will be essential. An understanding of the basic behaviour and welfare requirements of companion animals will be needed, in order to support the Animal Manager.
There will be times when you see animals in a desperate state, and when you see that joyful moment of a reunion or adoption. Throughout this all you will need to remain professional and empathetic, dealing with people from all walks of life.
You will be office-based in the rehoming centre. There are plenty of chances to spend time with our rescues too - you could learn to be one of our cat or dog socialisers and there is usually a dog, or two, in the offices.
Bath Cats and Dogs Home is committed to the welfare of companion animals; to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome pets who are unwanted and far too often neglected, mistreated or vulnerable, and to promote responsible pet ownership through education.
All staff are committed to deliver first class customer care to all visitors and supporters (throughout daily activities) in order for the Home to successfully continue to rehome animal and to have the long term support of the communities we operate within.
Salary and Hours
- This is a Grade 2 role. Salary is £16,786.00 per annum.
- This is a 6 month fixed term role. You will be working 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week on a rota system, to include some weekend working.
- Holidays: 10 days plus Bank Holiday entitlement
- Training and personal development
- Pension plan
- Health Care plan available upon successful completion of probationary period
- Free parking
- Discounted membership at University of Bath Sports Training Village
- Discounts at Bath Cats and Dogs Home Pet Shop and Charity Shops and with other affiliated businesses
For further information and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing Date - Friday, 08.03.2019