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Senior Animal Care Assistant


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The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed.
Closing Date: 
24th February, 2019
Cornwall Centre
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How to apply:-

Send a covering letter and your C.V. to 


Purpose of the post:
The Senior ACA is an Animal Care Assistant with additional responsibilities. They are not responsible for dealing with staffing issues. This remains the responsibility of the Centre Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Animal Care Assistant Duties
1.1. To clean the kennels / cattery pens and exercise areas
1.2. To feed and groom the animals
1.3. To be responsible for the exercising and training of the animals
1.4. To be responsible for keeping the Animal Kitchen and General Areas of the Centre clean and tidy at all times
1.5. To ensure that any animal sickness or injury is immediately and appropriately dealt with
1.6. To show animals to members of the public

2. Additional Responsibilities
2.1. To ensure that upon intake each cat and / or dog is assessed and if required a training programme is developed in order to improve the chances of the cat and / or being re-homed
2.2. To monitor the day to day health and behaviour and register / implement changes
2.3. To work with staff and volunteers to ensure each dog is correctly handled and exercised
2.4. To liaise with the veterinary team where appropriate
2.5. To support the Animal Care Leaders when required, particularly with the homing of the more ‘problematic’ cats and dogs
2.6. To work on any new NAWT homing initiatives as directed

3. Other Duties
3.1. To attend any Team and other internal meetings as requested
3.2. To attend relevant training and personal development opportunities in order to fulfil the requirements of the post
3.3. 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
3.4. To carry out any other duties relevant to the post as directed by the Supervisor or Board of Trustees

The successful candidate will be hard working, reliable and responsible with a cheerful, confident and friendly approach. They will be able to work on their own or as part of a team. They will have an aptitude for dealing with people and a confidence to deal with any given situation. They will demonstrate the flexibility and empathy required when working with animals and a 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.

See job description pdf for specific requirments