Canine Carer

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Salary
£22,432 per year + benefits
Location
RC West Calder, West Calder
Job Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
40
Closing Date
Monday 19 February 2024

We are seeking a passionate individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join our team of Canine Carers to work in our busy Rehoming Centre.

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

As a Canine Carer you'll work to Dogs Trust's code of practice and Health and Safety guidelines, to provide exemplary daily care for the dogs in our Rehoming Centre and educate potential new owners and the general public in the care and welfare of their dogs, establishing excellent customer relations for the centre.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to show empathy to both people and animals.  A strong team player, you'll have lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude. Experienced in working with or handling dogs you'll be knowledgeable in basic behaviour and health issues and above all committed to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust. 

A full, manual driving licence is also essential, as driving will be a part of the role. Working times are Monday to Sunday on a rota basis, 8am-5pm (subject to change and will be discussed during interview). Interview date: 27 February 2024 (subject to change).

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there's anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at jobs@dogstrust.org.uk. We're here to support you every step of the way.

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