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Vacancies

Kennel Assistant 

Working hours: 40 hours per week (worked on a rota from Monday to Sunday)

Salary: £16,286 per annum

Closing date: 18 November 2018 (midnight)

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is seeking a passionate individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join our busy team on a permanent basis.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven to stray animals since 1883, and still cares for over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year and rescues many hundreds more.  The Home benefits from skills and experience of our 50+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving kennel and cattery experts and enthusiastic new talent. Our small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.

As a Kennel Assistant you'll work to the Home's code of practice and Health and Safety guidelines, to provide exemplary daily care for the dogs and cats and educate potential new owners and the general public in the care and welfare of their animals, establishing excellent customer relations for the centre.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to show empathy to both people and animals.  A strong team player, you'll have lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude. Experienced in working with or handling animals, you'll be knowledgeable in basic behaviour and health issues and above all committed to the aims and objectives of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. 

To apply for this position please complete the application form available on our website and send it to recruitment@edch.org.uk.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application, however should you be selected for an interview we will contact you within 2 weeks after the closing date.

Kennel Assistant Job Description 

Kennel Assistant Application Form

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