Oct 13, 2018

Animal Care Assistant Blackberry Farm

  • RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Full time Farm / Livestock Charity

Job Description

Animal Care Assistant Blackberry Farm


Animal Care Assistant 

Location: RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre

Hours 7 hours per week - Saturday and Sunday every other weekend

Closing date: 5 May 2017

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their suffering.

We are looking for an Animal Care Assistant to join the team at Blackberry Farm Animal Centre. Providing care for all animals in the Centre, establishing good customer relations and maintaining administration and health and safety procedures in use.

The role of an Animal Care Assistant is a physically demanding position.

The role:

  • Cleaning of animal accommodation for all domestic species to the required standard set by the RSPCA. Prepare and provide food and water for all animals in the establishment.
  • Perform regular health checks on all animals and give medical treatments as prescribed by the centres consulting Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Attend to the needs of the individual animals including providing exercise/socialisation and grooming for all animal within the care of the centre.
  • Communicating with supporters/adopters, staff and volunteers both face to face, by phone and email.
  • Completing all relevant animal paperwork and updating the centres computer data base for all animals held on site.

You will need 

Experience working with domestic animals. Good animal handling skills are essential. 
The successful applicant will have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. 
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel etc is essential.

Completed application forms should be sent by 5 May 2017 quoting aca1672 to Julie Allen, Centre Manager, RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4RJ or julie.allen@rspca.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV's.

Although we would very much like to acknowledge receipt of individual applications, as a charity we are aware of the extra charges such a letter could cost us. If you have not received communication from us within four weeks of the closing date then I regret that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme and a subsidised staff restaurant.

Registered in England and Wales, number 219099

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community

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