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Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour Coordinator - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
200622 ABC Thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire

Animal Behaviourist, Thirsk Centre
12month Fixed term contract, full time

We are one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. Thirsk Rehoming Centre plays a vital role in supporting the 40,000 animals helped every year, we pride ourselves on our holistic, empathic, honest approach to Rehoming pets and we will always strive for excellence in all that we do. As a team we are accountable, responsible and proactive in our approach to our vital work but always remember to inject fun into our daily working life’s.

What is the role?
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate, empathetic and confident Behaviourist to join the Team at Thirsk. The Behaviorist will be responsible for assessing Pet behavior, creating Training plans, supporting Pets in homes and up skilling Team members. Customer service is a vital part of this role, so people skills are essential in build trusting connections with our community, adopters, pet owners and Team members.

Thirsk Centre is currently evolving in all aspects of services offered, through its pets helped scheme and therefore this is an exciting time to be part of the evolution, by making a bigger & better difference for pets in need.

Therefore, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate their positive approach to change, be able to mirror the Blue Cross core Values in pet Welfare, lead by example in their professional conduct, have strong organizational skills to maximize their time efficiently & effectively, plus have the resilience to maintain a positive outlook in spite of adversity.

This is a full-time role of 42 hours per week Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it may be necessary to exceed these hours when the workload demands.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Relevant degree (or equivalent qualification or experience)
• Manual driving licence
• Membership of recognised professional pet behaviour body
• Carrying out behaviour and training programmes for dogs / cats
• Extensive experience of working with a variety of dog breeds / temperaments
• Experience in carrying out behavioural assessments of animals
• Experience of working in an office environment with extensive use of MS Office
• Proven experience and success in understanding and resolving pet behaviour, particularly dogs and cats in a rescue environment

It would also be great if you had:
• MSc in behaviour / post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling
• Certified clinical animal behaviourist (CCAB) or Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) registered clinical animal behaviourist
• Delivery of training/coaching sessions and production of training materials, lesson plans etc
• Delivery of presentations
• Experience of promoting better understanding of pet behaviour through the media

Want to know more? Great! We have attached the job description which will provide you with more detailed information.

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and let’s work together to see if this is the role for you.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Our recruitment process will be a competency-based interview to find out more about you and we will share lots more information on the role. Following the interview, there will be a hands-on practical exercise, where there will be questions and discussions around Pet behaviour. This will take place on the same day, at the Thirsk centre.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please click on the 'What We Offer' tab or paste the following into your browser: https://jobs.bluecross.org.uk/BlueCross/Benefits

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Salary: £18,060 - £21,000 per annum
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 12th July
Interview Date: 17th & 18th July

Function
Animal Behaviour
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Assistant, 9 Month Fixed Term Contract - Torbay

Devon

Job Ref
200629 AWA Torbay
Location
Devon

Animal Welfare Assistant, Torbay rehoming centre
Fixed term until March 2021, full time

We are one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

Our rehoming centre in Torbay opened in 1988 and our facilities accommodate small species, cats and kittens so we certainly are kept on our toes with our furry friends!

What is the role?
We are currently recruiting for an Animal Welfare Assistant to work as part of our team delivering a first class customer experience, answering queries and matching and rehoming pets effectively and by presenting a professional and friendly approach both face to face and on the telephone.

Our Blue Cross team members will be passionate about animal welfare and have a desire to help pets and people. We are looking for success orientated individuals who will thrive on the challenge of working in a Blue Cross rehoming centre.

To be successful in this role our Animal Welfare Assistants must have animal handling experience from either a paid role or a volunteering opportunity. Previous experience is important to us in finding the right candidate. We are looking for individuals who have studied in animal care and husbandry or have experienced it in previous roles. If you are unsure as to what experience, we are looking for then please give us a call on 0300 777 1550 and we would be more than happy to talk it through with you.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:

• Valid manual driving licence, this role requires a significant amount of van driving
• Paid or voluntary employment with domestic animals (excluding pets)
• Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
• Administrative skills, including computerised systems
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good literacy and numeracy skills

It would also be great if you had:

• Paid or voluntary employment in an animal welfare environment
• Experience of cash handling

This is a full-time role working full time of 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota including weekends & bank holidays. Due to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the workload demands.

For successful candidates the interview process consists of a virtual interview with hiring managers over Skype for business. Those shortlisted from the interview process will be invited to the centre for a second practical based assessment involving cleaning and feeding our pets onsite, adhering to government social distancing guidelines and our safe working procedures.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please click on the 'What We Offer' tab or paste the following into your browser: https://jobs.bluecross.org.uk/BlueCross/Benefits

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.


Salary: £15,910 – £18,500 per annum
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 13th July 2020
Interview Dates: Week Commencing 20th July 2020

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Customer Service

Shop Manager - Harpenden

Hertfordshire

Job Ref
200622 Shop Manager - Harpenden
Location
Hertfordshire

Shop Manager, Harpenden
Permanent, full time


What is the role?
Come and join our great Blue Cross retail team which play a vital role in raising money to help our pets. As Shop Manager you will be responsible for driving sales to achieve set targets for the shop and maximising profit through effective cost control. You will also be the high street face of Blue Cross which includes greeting our customers and raising awareness of the work we do.

With strong commercial awareness and the ambition to succeed you will need to be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation to identify income opportunities whilst working closely with the local community and businesses. You will provide effective leadership and motivation of your shop team on a daily basis whilst ensuring that the highest standards of shop floor presentation and customer service are delivered at all times.

This is a permanent full time role working 35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Due, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.


What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Retail management experience
• Commercial awareness to deliver sales
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong external relationships
• Good IT skills and a basic understanding of finance
• Good people management skills
• Excellent customer service skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Full driving licence
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Experience of fundraising

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please click on the 'What We Offer' tab or paste the following into your browser: https://jobs.bluecross.org.uk/BlueCross/Benefits

Please be aware that due to the current circumstances with COVID19, interviews will be held via Skype for Business.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Grade: 4.1
Salary: £18,232 per annum
Closing date: 14th July
Interview dates: Week commencing 27th July

Function
Customer Service
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Marketing

Engagement Assistant - 8 Month Fixed Term Contract

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
200113 EA Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£18,920 - £22,000 per annum

Engagement Assistant, Burford Offices
Fixed term contract (8 months), full time

We are one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

What is the role?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engagement Assistant to join our team. This role will be a key part of the Individual Giving team which brings in the largest slice of voluntary income to Blue Cross (including legacies). The Engagement Assistant will support the Direct Marketing Manager and Officer to engage and steward our supporters – working towards the long term Blue Cross strategy to change the lives of more pets and people.

This role is on a fixed term contract for 8 months working 35 hours per week over five days (Monday-Friday). However, due to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and the post, it may be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Interest in direct or digital marketing
• Ability to stay up to date with changing guidelines with direct and digital marketing fundraising specifically GDPR legislation
• Excellent working knowledge of software applications particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
• Full driving licence

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of digital marketing
• Experience of CRM databases
• Knowledge of the charity sector

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and let’s work together to see if this is the role for you.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Due to the current circumstances with COVID19, all interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please click on the 'What We Offer' tab or paste the following into your browser: https://jobs.bluecross.org.uk/BlueCross/Benefits

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Salary: £18,920 - £22,000 per annum
Grade: 5.2
Closing date: 9th July 2020
Interview Dates: 16th/17th July 2020

Function
Marketing
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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