Career Opportunities

Be A Part Of Our Team

St Giles Animal Centre provides a range of services for your pets to keep them healthy, happy and safe. All our staff are trained in relevant competencies to ensure your pet receives the very best of care.  Our onsite Veterinary Clinic means that, during their stay, they have health support 24/7. Because we care, your pets will feel their stay with St Giles Animal Centre is a home-from-home. With a beautiful enrichment area, plenty of walks, cuddles and playtime, your dog or cat will feel truly spoilt. Please find below all our vacancies available at St Giles Animal Centre.

If you are interested in any of the below, please email your CV and cover letter to using the job title in the subject heading.

 

Animal Site Supervisor

An exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to work within a busy boarding and rehoming centre. A rewarding hands on role supervising the kennel and cattery team to ensure all animal health and welfare needs are met.

Assisting Managers and Coordinators to ensure the smooth day to day running of the site

Ensuring the site is always clean and tidy- reinforcing this daily

Recording and reporting the daily going on to the site Manager

Ensuring policies and procedures regarding the health and care of the animals and cleanliness of the site are followed by the site team

Delegating tasks and monitoring progress and completion

Monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback and coaching where required

Organizing workflow and ensuring all employees understand their duties and delegated tasks

Setting goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with the company’s plans and vision

Staff training and development

Leading and motivating the team

Cleaning Kennels and pens to the required standard

Preparing and delivering animal feeds

Administrating medication where required

Performing daily animal health checks

Monitoring and observing animals

Providing socialisation and enrichment to animals

Ensuring animal welfare needs are met

Skills Required;

Great Passion for animal welfare

A minimum of a level 2 Animal care/Welfare qualification is required

A minimum of 1 years Professional experience in an animal care/rescue role

A minimum of 1 years experience in a Team leading/Coaching role

Confidence in animal handling, in particular dogs & cats

Confidence in decision making

Excellent communication & organization skills (Written and Verbal)

Excellent customer service skills

Hours;

8am -5pm

38 per week

Alternate weekends (Flexibility with weekends can be discussed at interview stage)

Salary;

Staring salary of £25,000 (Dependant on experience)

 

 

Cremation and Dog Warden Assistant

An opportunity for a passionate individual to work within a close knit team. A variable, interesting role working closely with St Giles Vet practice and rescue team.

Boarding collections AM and PM

Collection of individual cremations from veterinary practices

Organising cremations for any collections on the day

Creating engraving for plaques and collar tags

Ensuring all vets have adequate stock of plastic bags and literature

Assisting with boarding views as required

Element of Evening checks

Evening and daytime Dog Warden cover

Ensuring phones are answered promptly

Ensuring excellent communication between team members

Ensuring cremations are double checked before leaving site

Ensuring a good standard of equipment is upheld

Quality control – Ensuring all cremations are to a high standard before leaving site

General cover throughout site

The candidate must have the following:

-Full clean UK driving licence -Be physically fit – there will be a lot of heavy lifting, some driving etc -Ability to work as part of a team but predominantly by themselves -Candidate must be presentable and able to communicate well -Available to be part of the ‘out of hours’ and ‘on call’ rota -Mature enough to handle people’s pets in a caring, dignified and appropriate manner -Have a good understanding of dog behaviour and be able to confidently handle dogs with a range of behavioural needs.

Skills required:

– A full clean driving license – Excellent Admin Skills – Excellent Organisational skills – Excellent communication, interpersonal and telephone skills; Having the ability to think clearly and quickly to comfort customers.

– Be compassionate and have a love for animals – Display a professional manner at all times. – Be comfortable to handle and care for deceased pets. – Be comfortable to operate machinery. – A passion for and experience of animal handling, behaviour and welfare

Hours 32 per week x3 (8 hour) weekday shifts, 2 evenings on call 5pm-8pm, 1 in every 3 weekends

£12.50-£15 per hour

 

Animal Handler/Dog Trainer

A new and exciting position working alongside & supporting the onsite kennel/cattery team with a hands-on approach. Providing training and professional guidance to the team and being responsible for enforcing the welfare & training needs of all animals in the centres care (Boarding & rescue).

Dog Training -providing one to one & building up to group sessions for external clients

Supporting the site management team with guidance & input, site standards, training & welfare

Training staff members in all departments on Animal behaviour & welfare

Motivating team members to promote high welfare standards

Monitoring best animal handling techniques

Ensuring enrichment needs throughout the centre are being met

Ensuring company behaviour & welfare policies are followed

Ensuring policies and procedures from the Association of dogs and cats’ home are met

Assisting the rescue team with Assessments

Socializing rescue dogs together

Assisting with volunteer training and requirements

Creating and carrying out training programmes

Offering support & behaviour advice to rescue clients

Transportation of Boarding & rescue animals when required

Helping develop and maintain excellent working relationships with external agencies and other charities;

Representing the company at internal & external meetings when required

Element of Evening checking of the health & welfare of the boarding centre animals

Updating social media

Requirements;

A positive can-do attitude and enthusiastic team player

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Experience running dog training classes/one to one sessions

Dog training qualification is desirable

An animal behaviour or welfare qualification, or evidence of working at an equivalent level

Experience of working in a kennel/rehoming/welfare environment preferable but not essential

Passionate in improving animal welfare needs

A good understanding of the importance of great customer service, ideally with experience of providing excellent customer care

Excellent Administrative skills including use of Microsoft Office

A Full, clean manual UK driving license and confident driving a variety of vehicles

A reasonable level of fitness, stamina and mobility is required to complete the varied physical demands of the role

Emotional resilience to manage the potentially emotional demands of the role

Hours; 40 per week

Contract type; permanent

Shift pattern; Monday – Friday including 1 in every 4 weekends

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.47- £13.00 per hour Dependent on experience and qualifications

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