Animal Welfare Inspector Intern

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SPCA - South Auckland - Auckland

We have a number of paid internships based across NZ available for application right now!

Inspectors play a vital role in the work of the SPCA. They are at the front line of the SPCA's mission to prevent cruelty to animals, but their role is also so much more than that.

SPCA Inspectors are called upon to work with communities to teach people how to look after their animals, to rescue abandoned or neglected animals, and provide hands-on treatment of animals where needed.

Because the SPCA is the only charity in New Zealand that can legally enforce the Animal Welfare Act 1999, our Inspectors also prosecute people who deliberately harm animals, and work with offenders to ensure that it does not happen again.

Do you have what it takes to be an SPCA Inspector?

Your strong work ethic, attitude and commitment are by far the most important factors when considering your suitability to become an SPCA Inspector.

Other qualities include:

  • Mature temperament, confident and able to make sound judgment calls
  • Ability to follow clear protocols and processes
  • Excellent information-gathering skills and the ability to record information accurately
  • The ability to work methodically, frequently dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Experience and/or knowledge of animals and their welfare needs
  • Being comfortable working in the community, with people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of animals across New Zealand

If all of the above sounds like what you are looking for, then our Inspectorate Training Programme might be for you!

Our  4 months’ internship programme will potentially offer you the ability train on the job to become an SPCA Animal Welfare Inspector.

This is a unique opportunity to get real hands on experience in the role and get taught by the best in the Industry, at the end of which you may be offered a role as an Inspector with the SPCA.

You will need to be totally flexible on your location across the whole of New Zealand - both for the training and in respect of your long-term location, should you be offered a job. 

What will you be doing?

Trainee Inspectors will participate in 3 modules over the four months programme. Each module comprises of a week’s classroom based learning and 3 weeks on the job learning, riding along with our experienced Inspectors, followed by a fourth month implementing what you have learnt in the field. 

The Internship is likely to start on the 17th June 2019 and is offered as a 4 months fixed-term training contract. Whilst there is no guarantee of ongoing work, the SPCA will assess all trainees at the end of the programme, and offer Animal Welfare Inspector permanent warranted roles to those candidates that meet our requirement.

You will need to be willing to pay for your own accomodation, both whilst you are working in the field at your allocated base and when you are training at one of our main centres for a week at a time. 

We can only offer this internship to NZ/Australian Citizens or NZ Residents.

If this sounds like the role for you, then hit the APPLY button.

Applications close 5pm on 28th April 2019.

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