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Animal Care Assistant


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The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed.
Closing Date: 
17th February, 2019
Cornwall Centre
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How to apply:-

Send a covering letter and your C.V. to 


Job Description 

The Animal Care Staff are responsible for the general care and welfare of the cats and dogs and other animals, during their stay at the Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Animal Care
To clean the kennels and exercise areas and other animal housing, to a high standard acceptable to the Centre
To feed and groom the animals as directed by your Supervisor
To be responsible for the exercising of the animals as directed by your Supervisor
To be responsible for keeping the Animal Kitchen and General Areas of the Centre clean and tidy at all times
To ensure that any animal sickness or injury is reported directly to your Supervisor
To show animals to members of the public if required

Other Duties
Due to our location it is essential to be able to drive, as there is no public transport
To attend any Team and other internal meetings as requested
To attend relevant training and personal development opportunities in order to fulfil the requirements of the post
To adhere to all NAWT policies and procedures and assist the organisation in developing, implementing and monitoring them, including Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety policies
To carry out any other duties relevant to the post as directed by the Supervisor or Board of Trustees

Experience / Skills
Experience of caring for animals in an employment environment or a relevant qualification
Good communication and customer care skills
The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team
Experience of working with members of the public
Some knowledge and experience of administrative skills, including computerised systems would be helpful
An empathy with the aims of NAWT is essential, plus a genuine interest in animals and their welfare

The successful candidate will be hard working and reliable. Have a cheerful, confident and friendly approach, with the ability to work on their own or as part of a team. They will demonstrate the flexibility and empathy required when working with animals and a confident, professional and courteous approach to members of the public. They will show a commitment to the aims of the National Animal Welfare Trust and possess a willingness and ability to learn and follow instructions. A uniform is provided and must be worn during working hours.