Apprentice Animal Care Assistant – RSPCA Halifax

Job type: Apprenticeship

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm

Salary: £138.75 weekly wage

Based at RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax, the applicant will be a student undertaking an NVQ level 2. Students will be assessed by the College of Animal Welfare but will work at the RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

Vacancy description

Trainees will have the opportunity of developing their skills with Dogs, Cats and a wide variety of small animals. They will receive on site training not only for animal husbandry but eventually for viewing animals to the public, customer care and assisting with veterinary clinics.

This is a physically demanding role that will require a high level of fitness.

Apprentice Animal Care Assistants are required to be able to work in all areas of the Centre. They are rotated between, kennels, cattery and the small animal block. This provides variety for the staff and ensures that they have a rounded knowledge of all species.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Grooming
  • First Aid
  • Handling & Restraint
  • Health & Safety
  • Customer Care
  • Dog Walking
  • Assessing
  • Using the branch software- Animal Shelter Manager
  • Administering flea/worm/ and other medication (supervised)
  • Viewing animals to the public

Working Week- 5 days / week Tuesday to Saturday. 37.5 hours/week

8.30 am- 5.00pm

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Closing Date for reciept of applications is Monday 23rd April 2018

Interview Date- Thursday 3rd May 2018

Start Date- Earliest date Monday 7th May 2018