Animal Attendant

SPCA - Hastings - Hawkes Bay

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Hours of work: 40 hours per week - Tuesday to Saturday

Location: Hastings SPCA

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872.

The SPCA is recruiting for an Animal Care Attendant who can help our centres achieve the best outcomes for the animals under our care. The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for assisting with incoming and general care of the animals including feeding, cleaning and administering medications, monitoring animal health and behaviour and coordinating volunteers working in the animal areas.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • A Vet Nursing or Animal Care Qualification is essential
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude
  • Be a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about animal welfare
  • Be a quick thinker who is skilled at multitasking
  • Have practical animal-handling experience and knowledge
  • Be flexible towards different tasks, variable timetables and work location
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Be physically fit and confident around animals with a variety of temperaments

Applicants must not have pending or current criminal convictions and must hold and maintain a current full New Zealand driver's license (manual).

Have the ability to work in fast paced environment and must have a love for working with both people and animals.

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close Friday 7th June 2019.

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