Job title: Animal Collection Officer (6 month fixed term contract)
Location: WW1,Shropshire & northwest of the West Midlands. Please note that the applicant would be required to live within the designated are or within reasonable travelling time of it.
Salary: £14,751.72 - £15,457.65
Closing date: 17 March 2015
Hours: 35 hours per week
The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their suffering.
The main responsibilities of the post include being able to deal with animals of every description and collect, secure and transport them safely and humanely. To carry out animal euthanasia when necessary, and undertake or assist with animal rescues (subject to training and certificate of competence).
You will need:
1. Basic level of literacy and numeracy
2. Animal handling experience
3. A full, current, UK licence to drive a car with a manual gearbox
4. The ability to swim 50 metres fully clothed within 2.5 minutes
5. A good level of physical fitness
6. Confidence in own abilities
Whilst playing a key role within a team, the ACO must also be comfortable working alone. The role also involves regular contact with the public and external agencies and therefore a customer focus and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
The position is subject to a driving assessment.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Standard Disclosure provided by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS)
An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page. Alternatively, you can request an application from:
Chief Inspector D. Hollinshead,Chief Inspectors Office, RSPCA Gonsal Farm, Dorrington, Shropshire, SY5 7ET.
Please send your completed application form to the above address by the closing date of 17 March 2015.
The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and employee assistance programme
Registered England and Wales, number 219099
We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.