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Animal Welfare

Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Riding-Pony

Staffordshire

Job Ref
190927 HWA-T&R-P Rolleston
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
£15,910-£18,500 per annum

Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Riding-pony, Rolleston horse rehoming unit
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Riding-Pony to join our fabulous team at the Rolleston horse rehoming unit. This role involves maintaining the care and welfare of the horses and ponies at the unit, training and riding a variety of horses and ponies onsite and all other aspects of horse care such as yard work, bringing on unhandled and unbacked horses and much more!

This is a permanent full time role working 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 work load demands. For more information on this role and the duties required please read the attached job description.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
• Valid manual driving licence
• GCSE English and mathematics or equivalent
• BHS stage 3, NVQ3 or equivalent professional experience
• Practical experience of riding and training a variety of horses and ponies
• Starting and producing young horses
• Riding ponies from 11.2 h upward
• A working knowledge of caring for a variety of field kept and stabled horses/ponies
• Knowledge of basic horse veterinary procedures, common horse ailments and injuries
• Backing and bringing on horses with unknown histories.
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Good communication, literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
• Working with and mentoring volunteers
• Charity fund raising and assisting with promotional events
• Qualified in B&E trailer driving, LGV driving, or experience of transporting horses
• Practical application behavioural science and learning theory when training horses
• Working with unhandled horses and ponies
• Assessing, creating training plans and riding horses with behavioural problems
• Preparing horses and ponies for rehoming
• Competition riding and training

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

Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 21st October 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Pet Health Advisor

London

Job Ref
191007 PHA Victoria
Location
London
Salary
£15,910 - £19,795 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Pet Health Adviser, Victoria animal hospital
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
Blue Cross Victoria hospital is a busy 24/7 veterinary hospital providing care for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees. Pet Health Advisers are a key role in the effective delivery of our services and in ensuring the best outcome for our patients and their owners by providing the highest level of customer service. They are the link between our clients and the clinical team and will have the ability to build relationships with clients, their pets and all members of the hospital teams.

This is a very mixed roll requiring flexibility and the ability to turn your hand to any task required from providing a friendly, calm and professional welcoming service to assisting with clinical tasks within the hospital and carrying out daily animal care duties.

Pet Health Advisers are able to adapt to individual clients needs in what is a busy and demanding environment demonstrating empathy and understanding. They have a genuine desire to improve the lives of pets and their owners and be proactive in the promotion and delivery of Blue Cross aims.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week on a rota covering weekends and Bank Holidays. Due, however, 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:

• Good standard of secondary education including English and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent
• Experience of dealing and interacting with a wide variety of the general public and their enquiries
• Experience of working in a busy reception/front of house environment
• An understanding of IT functions (Word, Outlook, Excel) and social media
• Experience of caring for/handling animals
• Understanding of the importance of a clean, comfortable environment for animals
• Ability to work under pressure

It would also be great if you had:

• Previous experience of working in the charity/voluntary sector
• An understanding of confidentiality and Data Protection legislation
• Previous experience of a busy hospital/clinic environment
• Qualification in Animal Care or similar
• Qualification in customer service or similar
• Understanding of animal health, wellbeing and behaviour

Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 21 October 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Animal Welfare Assistant-fixed term contract (four months)-part time (25.5 hours)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190109 AWA Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£15,910-£18,500 per annum pro rata

Animal Welfare Assistant, Burford rehoming centre
Fixed term contract (four months) , part time (25 hours)

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.

This is a part time role on a fixed term contract for four months working 25 hours per week over three days. This is on a locally agreed 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 work load demands. For full details of this role please read the attached job description.

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
• 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

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

Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 25 October 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Part Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
part time, 25.5 hours per week


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Customer Service

Assistant Shop Manager-Pershore-temporary (three months)-part time (14 hours)

Worcestershire

Job Ref
191003 ASM Pershore
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
£14,620-£17,000 per annum pro rata

Assistant Shop Manager, Pershore
Temporary (three months), part time (14 hours)

What is the role?

Come and join our great Blue Cross retail team which play a vital role in raising money and awareness of the work we do. In this role you will be an ambassador for our work and the high street face of Blue Cross so it is really important that you enjoy greeting people, providing a fantastic customer service and are motivated to raise funds to help more pets.

Working as a team with the Shop Manager, you will work together to maximise the shop sales and identify new income opportunities. You will also be leading a team of our brilliant volunteers and deputising for the Shop Manager in their absence.

We have a fantastic shop in Pershore, a picturesque market town situated on the River Avon and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The shop is busy, there is always plenty to do and you will also enjoy the freedom of working with the Shop Manager to set the direction of your shop at a local level. So being bored is definitely not an option!

If you want to work in a role that makes a positive difference every day to the pets in our care then look no further. We are proud of our charity which has been working tirelessly since 1897 to help pets and invite you to join our team of dedicated people and continue to make history for many years to come.

The hours ….

You will work 14 hours per week for a three month temporary contract on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. In addition, you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 17 October 2019

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
part time, 14 hours per week


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Assistant Shop Manager- Trowbridge

Wiltshire

Job Ref
1901011 ASM Trowbridge
Location
Wiltshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Assistant Shop Manager, Trowbridge
Permanent, part time (14 hours)

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week over two days on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 25 October 2019

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week


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Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith

London

Job Ref
190912Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
Salary £19,780 to £26,220 plus £3,954 per annum

Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith animal hospital
Permanent, full time

What is the role?

Come and join a fantastic charity team where you will see a huge variety of cases and get the job satisfaction you deserve, using your nursing skills to their full potential. We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Hammersmith. You will work Monday to Friday, 42 hours per week.

With proven experience as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, you will have good interpersonal skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally. You will be resourceful, efficient and well organised with the ability to share information and ideas.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Fully qualified Veterinary Nurse
• Registered with RCVS
• Confident in all aspects of veterinary nursing
• Demonstrable customer service skills
• Use of computerised records

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of running nurse clinics
• Laboratory skills

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

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 29 November 2019

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Surgeons

Standby Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181205 Standby Vet
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Standby Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Standby

What is the role?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897!

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and to gain experience within a supportive, well-structured charity organisation?

Blue Cross improves the lives of pets and people by providing a 24/7 first class veterinary service caring for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees.

We are currently recruiting for Standby Veterinary Surgeons to provide holiday/sickness cover on an ad-hoc basis within our Grimsby animal hospital team.

You will carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care at our animal hospitals. You will be working in a modern, purpose built hospital with an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes and more.

In our large friendly and supportive team of 11 Vets and 23 RVNs, we pride ourselves on our excellent clinical standards.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• UK small animal experience

If you feel you have what it takes to be considered for this role please contact us today, we are waiting to hear from you!

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Temporary Contract


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