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From time to time vacancies become available, so if you are interested in working for the Greyhound Trust please check this site or call 0208 335 3016 for more information.

National Greyhound Homing Centre Team

Full time Greyhound Carer roles: £17076.8 PA

Part time Greyhound Carer roles:                                                                                                                                                                                (Flexible part time work which will include working weekends) £8.21 per hour

 Job Role:

The Greyhound Trust National Support Centre is offering a fantastic opportunity for talented individuals to join us at our National Greyhound Homing Centre. After over 40 years of helping greyhounds in their transition from racing and matching them to homes where they will thrive in their retirement. The Greyhound Trust is opening its first, nationally owned and run homing centre. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly developed team, ensuring the success of the National Homing Centre from its launch.

 The person:

  • You will be passionate about animal welfare and dedicated to delivering excellent customer care, focused on matching our greyhounds to their new forever home.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • To proactively be involved in all homing activities, with focus on ensuring greyhounds are assessed, matched and homed promptly and in line with Greyhound Trust policy and procedures
  • To ensure all greyhounds are cared for to an exceptionally high standard, always ensuring they are provided with clean accommodation, regularly health checked and socialised in accordance to Greyhound Trust guidelines.
  • To ensure continuous operational improvement and maximise all resources within the centre

Skills and experience we need from you:

  • Experience working in a customer service environment
  • Experience (paid or voluntary) in an animal welfare and/or homing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid, manual driving licence

Desirable qualifications:

  • A recognised canine behaviour qualification

 Desirable experience:

  • Experience of working in a challenging environment, successfully managing multiple tasks and resolving customer concerns
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic veterinary procedures
  • Excellent communication, literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills 
  • Experience of working with domestic animals with behaviour problems
  • Understanding of canine behaviour theory and current practice

 Standard hours for all full-time posts are 40 hours per week on a locally determined rota which will include weekend and bank holiday working. Due to the nature of the work of Greyhound Trust and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the workload demands. You will need to a hold a full valid UK driving licence.

Closing date for applications is 27/12/2019 with interviews start taking place from 03/01/2020

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