Animals in Distress is run by a passionate and dedicated team of staff.

Our Rescue Centre, where we look after the pets, and our Head Office are based in Ipplepen near Newton Abbot. We also have a number of charity shops across South Devon that raise vital funds to support the work at the Rescue Centre.

If you are interested in working with us, details of our current vacancies can be found here.

Animal Welfare Assistant – Kennels

Hours of work:  35 hrs a week, on roster including some weekends & Bank Holidays

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time

Salary:                  £14.778.40

Animals in Distress operates in South Devon where we take in, care for and rehome domestic pets, primarily dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. We have a Rescue Centre near Newton Abbot where we have approximately 200 animals on site.

The main functions of the role are to provide daily care and husbandry for the dogs in the Rescue Centre, establish good customer relations and maintain administration procedures in use.

This role involves cleaning, feeding, grooming, medicating and socialising the dogs currently in our care, assessment, training and rehabilitation of all dogs at the Rescue Centre, therefore knowledge of canine behaviour is essential.

We are looking for someone who is hardworking, has animal related qualifications (NVQ Level 2 in small animal care), has experience of working with domestic animals, gained by working at similar establishment as Animals in Distress, reliable with excellent communication skills and is able to work weekends. The successful candidate will be flexible to cover holiday and sickness.

If you are interested and possess the essential requisites, please email your CV and covering letter to:

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 31st August 2018 – Interviews will be held at the Rescue Centre, Ipplepen on Thursday, 13th September 2018

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Please note: if you haven’t received a response within 1 week of the closing date, regrettably on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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