The London Borough of Newham is a diverse and vibrant borough to work for and we currently have a vacancy within our Animal Welfare team that deals with the investigation and enforcement regarding dangerous and/or stray dogs, boarding of animals and animal licensing duties.
Animal Welfare Officer
£22,956 pa - £24,999 pa
The role will involve participating in the day to day running of the Animal Welfare kennel and cattery facilities and ensuring that all animals under the control of the Council are properly cared for.
You will be required to work 36 hours per week, with regular working on weekends and bank holidays including shifts over the Christmas and New Year period.
This is an opportunity for an experienced person who has already been working with dogs especially within a challenging environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who is committed to delivering a quality focused service.
You will need to possess suitable knowledge and experience in animal care and in particular the handling of potentially aggressive dogs. You will also need be able to deal with the public with tact and confidence. Applicants have to hold a current full, valid driving licence.
Good communication skills are essential, as well as a high level of literacy and numeracy skills. The successful applicant will need to be able to write reports and statements, work as part of a team and on their own. You may be required to give evidence and attend court from time to time.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Newham is implementing new terms and conditions of employment for all staff with effect from 1st June 2017. New starters in the period leading up to the 1st of June will be required to sign and accept the current and the new terms and conditions of employment . For further information on the changes please contact email@example.com.
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