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Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181019 Vet Grimsby
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Both permanent and 12 month fixed term, full-time available. Accommodation potentially provided
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 28 February 2019

What is the role?

Looking for a better work / life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured charity organisation?

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our Grimsby animal hospital team to carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care. You will have the opportunity to manage your own clinical cases from start to finish and you will be working in a modern hospital environment with access to an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x ray, ultrasound, various scopes and more.

Working in a purpose built hospital with excellent clinical standards, alongside 11 Vets and 23 RVNs. Experience preferred but more importantly the right person to fit in with our friendly and supportive team.

Excellent work life balance - working on a rota with lieu time given and competitive benefits.

Our animal hospital in Grimsby is in a fantastic location, close to both beautiful countryside and beaches with low cost standard of living including housing. The area has excellent schools and good transport links, with Humberside Airport being only 20 minutes away.

Key responsibilities will include:

• General clinical and surgical work, as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon or Senior Veterinary Surgeon, in accordance with daily rotas
• Adhering to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Code of Professional conduct
• Adhering to Blue Cross policies and follow Blue Cross procedures and guidelines
• Complying with Health and Safety and COSHH policies
• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date clinical treatment records

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

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving license

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Accommodation could potentially be included
• Generous holiday allowance
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith (full time)

London

Job Ref
181128 Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Hammersmith animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 18 February 2019

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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Low rent accommodation is available for up to 12 months
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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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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Veterinary Nurse, Merton (part time)

London

Job Ref
181221 Vet Nurse Merton p/t
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum pro rata

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Merton animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, Part time (25 hours per week)
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 31 January 2019

What is the role?

Become part of a busy charity hospital 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 Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Merton. The Merton hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases surgical and medical. There is a huge benefit with being able to care for our patients from the day they were admitted right through to the day of discharge. We also strive to promote a high standard of animal welfare and support our clients as much as we can.

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, working in busy wards and a high caseload of surgeries.
• Worked in a charity veterinary hospital before but not essential

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our extremely hardworking employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum pro rata
• Opportunity to work with a dedicated team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Blue Cross is a values driven organisation, to view our values then please click here.

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Hospital Manager

London

Job Ref
190102 Hospital Manager
Location
London
Salary
£33,180 - £44,940 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Hospital Manager
Location: Victoria animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours)
Grade: 2.0
Closing Date: 6 February 2019

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. A Hospital Manager is required to support the Chief Veterinary Surgeon in the delivery of our veterinary services by ensuring a high standard of customer service, providing strong leadership and managing the support team and promoting and developing volunteers. The Hospital Manager will be responsible for specific areas within the hospital, budgets and the facilities. They will 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.

The Hospital Manager will promote the services of the hospital ensuring Blue Cross is actively engaged in the local community, maximising fundraising and income generation and increasing the number of pets Blue Cross helps. This role also involves encouraging a team ethic, promoting efficient processes, having responsibility for specific aspects of the hospital including volunteer management, reception, client services, facilities and building maintenance, financial processes, outreach services and all aspects of hospital administration.

The standard hours are 35 hours per week over 5 days on a locally agreed rota to include weekends and bank holidays.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent
• Current full manual driving licence
• Extensive employment in a management role
• Excellent communication, administration, numeracy and computer skills
• Computer literate and familiar with MS Office
• Effective team management
• Ability to deliver high standards of customer care
• Awareness of health and safety legislation
• Experience of recruiting team members
• Business management experience
• An understanding of budgets and accounts

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of working in veterinary practice
• Experience of working in the charity sector
• Experience of property/buildings management
• Experience of managing workplace Health and Safety
• Events organisation and community engagement
• Experience of volunteer management

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £33,180 - £44,940 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Pet Health Advisor Manager

London

Job Ref
190102 PHA Mgr Victoria
Location
London
Salary
£23,177 – £30,723 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Pet Health Advisor Manager
Location: Victoria animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (42 hours)
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 6 February 2019

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. The PHA Manager leads a team of PHAs and volunteers who play 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. The PHA team is the link between our clients and the clinical team. This is an integral role in the senior hospital management team, as PHA manager, you will inspire and motivate the team to provide the best possible service to our clients

The team performs a very mixed role requiring flexibility and the ability to carry out 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. The team has to be able to adapt to individual clients needs in what is a busy and demanding environment demonstrating empathy and understanding.

The PHA Manager will help promote the services of the hospital ensuring Blue Cross is actively engaged in the local community, maximising fundraising and income generation and increasing the number of pets Blue Cross helps. This role also involves encouraging a team ethic, promoting efficient processes, assisting with volunteer management, financial processes, outreach services and aspects of hospital administration.

You will 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.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Extensive employment in a management role
• Effective team leadership
• Good standard of secondary education including English and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent
• Experience of change management
• Dealing and interacting with a wide variety of the general public and their enquiries
• Experience of managing a team in a busy reception/front of house environment
• Experience of caring for/handling animals.
• Ability to work under pressure
• Current full manual driving licence
• Excellent communication, administration, numeracy and computer skills
• Computer literate and familiar with MS Office
• Ability to deliver high standards of customer care

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
• Understanding of animal health and wellbeing
• Experience of volunteer management
• Social Media management

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £23,177 – £30,723 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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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Veterinary Surgeon - Hammersmith

London

Job Ref
181211 Vet Surgeon Hammersmith
Location
London

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Hammersmith animal hospital, London
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 18 February 2019

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Hammersmith hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Surgeon - Hammersmith and Merton

London

Job Ref
181211 Vet Surgeon Hammersmith and Merton
Location
London

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Hammersmith and Merton animal hospitals, London
Contract Type: 12 month fixed term contract maternity cover, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 18 February 2019

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Hammersmith and Merton hospitals see a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Veterinary Surgeon - Merton and Victoria

London

Job Ref
190109 Vet Surgeon Mert & VIc
Location
London

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Merton and Victoria animal hospitals, London
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 18 February 2019

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Merton and Victoria animal hospitals see a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Surgeon - Victoria (FTC)

London

Job Ref
190116 Vet Surgeon Victoria
Location
London

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Victoria animal hospital, London
Contract Type: Six month FTC, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 18 February 2019

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Victoria hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Competitive salary
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

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
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Clinical Business & Operations Administrator

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190123 Clinical Business Ops Admin
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£18,060 – £23,940 per annum

Job Title: Clinical Business & Operations Administrator
Location: Burford (with travel)
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 6 February 2019

What is the role?

This is a fantastic opportunity to support the clinical teams in delivering their services - improving the lives of pets and their owners by providing care for those who can’t afford private veterinary fees. You will contribute to the development of the clinical directorate by providing admin support and co-ordination for the Clinical Business and Operations Manager and being a key contact for the hospital teams.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator able to demonstrate both excellent organisational and administrative skills. Efficient and able to priorities, you will remain calm under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines. You will possess excellent communication skills and the confidence to deal with people at all levels, both internally and externally. You will have a flexible and motivated approach to your work and be able to work independently on your own and as a member of a team.

You will have the enthusiasm and desire to contribute the Clinical Directorates development and will take pride in being part of the clinical team. You will have the initiative and ability to work without close management support. You will 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.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• GCSE English and Maths or equivalent, grade C and above
• Significant previous experience of office working with demanding schedules and deadlines
• Setting up and maintaining office systems and procedures
• Computer literate with an excellent practical knowledge of Word, Excel & PowerPoint
• Experience of working with a range of individuals at all levels of the organisation.
• Ability to maintain the utmost discretion and high levels of confidentiality whilst working on pieces of work that contain sensitive information

It would also be great if you had:

• Experience of supporting project teams
• Experience of supervising volunteers
• Experience and knowledge of legal compliance and dealing with professional bodies
• Working knowledge of health and safety legislation

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £18,060 – £23,940 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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
Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Rehoming

Animal Behaviour Coordinator - Lewknor

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190102 ABC Lewknor
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£18,060 – £23,940 per annum

Job Title: Animal Behaviour Coordinator
Location: Lewknor rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (42 hours)
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 28 January 2019

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity arisen for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about the behaviour and welfare of dogs and cats, and sharing this knowledge with others to join our team at Lewknor rehoming centre. The Animal Behaviour Coordinator will support the behaviour team and offer behaviour advice to clients who own Blue Cross pets as well as developing and carry out training and behaviour programmes for pets at the centre.

The standard hours are 42 hours per week working Monday to Friday including some bank holidays.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Valid manual driving licence
• Experience in carrying out behavioural assessments of animals within a rescue environment, particularly dogs
• Significant experience working in a welfare/rehoming environment
• Proven experience of success in training and/or modifying companion animal behaviour, for both dogs and cats
• Administrative skills including computerised systems


It would also be great if you had:

• Relevant degree or equivalent
• Membership of recognised professional pet behaviour body
• Delivery of training and production of training materials
• Supporting, mentoring and developing team members

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £18,060 – £23,940 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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 Behaviour
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
42 hours per week working Monday to Friday including some bank holidays


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Standby Animal Welfare Assistant

Cambridgeshire

Job Ref
190111 Standby AWA Cambridge
Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
£8.25 - £8.78 per hour

Job Title: Standby Animal Welfare Assistant
Location: Cambridge rehoming centre
Contract Type: Standby, zero hours
Closing Date: 25 January 2019

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Standby 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 and a Blue Cross rehoming centre.

You will be on a zero hour’s contract and therefore you will not have regular hours of work but will be on standby to work shifts as and when required.

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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £8.25 - £8.78 per hour
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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

Function
Animal Welfare
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager - Harpenden

Hertfordshire

Job Ref
190111 ASM Harpenden
Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Harpenden
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 25 January 2019

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 to include Saturdays, Sundays 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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Assistant Shop Manager - Teddington

London

Job Ref
190111 ASM Teddington
Location
London
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Teddington
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 25 January 2019

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 to include Saturdays, Sundays 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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Assistant Shop Manager - Chipping Norton

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190121 ASM Chipping Norton
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Chipping Norton
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 4 February 2019

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 to include Saturdays, Sundays 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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Shop Manager - Ripon

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
190122 SM Ripon
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£18,232 per annum

Job Title: Shop Manager
Location: Based in Ripon
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 5 February 2019

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 Shop Manager you will be responsible for driving sales to achieve set targets for the shop and maximising profit through effective cost control.

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.

You will work 35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £18,232 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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