Jan 07, 2019
Animal Care Assistant Job title:      Animal Care Assistant Location:     Southridge Animal Centre Salary:         £6,125.00 plus 4% Shift Allowance Hours:         12 Closing date: 21st November 2018 We have an exciting opportunity for an Animal Care Assistant to join the team at Southridge Animal Centre. Our facilities enable us to take in many different species of animals rescued by the RSPCA. At any one time we could be caring for over 250 animals. As an Animal Care Assistant you will be providing care for all animals in the Centre, establishing good customer relations with members of the public and RSPCA staff and maintaining administration and health and safety procedures in use. What you’ll be doing: Cleaning of animal accommodation for all animals 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. i.e implanting of microchips and completion of microchip records. Attend to the needs of the individual animals including providing exercise/socialisation and grooming for all domestic animals 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. What you’ll have:  GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications  Experience working with domestic animals Good animal handling skills are essential Good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team Sound literacy and numeracy skills Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel etc is essential The ability to remain calm under pressure and a positive approach to day to day activities Physically fit and able to lift heavy items and walk strong dogs  What's in it for you: You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes: 35 hours standard working week 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service (pro rata) a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme access to a private healthcare scheme support for professional development after qualifying period access to our employee assistance programme How to apply: An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page.  We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form Please send your completed application form/ CV to: Mrs Anna White, Centre Manager, RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, Packhorse Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3LZ or email them to  by the closing date of 21st November quoting reference number 2816&2817. 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.
RSPCA RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, Packhorse Lane Ridge, Potters Bar, UK Full or Part Time