Our New Home
The kennels, which we believe are one of the best purpose-built homes in the UK, are surrounded by green fields and towering trees which allow for excellent exercise facilities and the opportunity for potential owners to walk and get to know their dog of choice better.
In recent years the charity recognised that the facilities offered by our rehoming centre in Digbeth were falling behind the expected standard of a modern animal welfare establishment. With very little room to expand the existing home the Trustees decided to find a new location for the centre on the South side of Birmingham, a site that can enhance the service provided by the charity now and for years to come.
Working at Birmingham Dogs Home can be a very rewarding experience in the knowledge that you are helping to make a real difference to the stray and neglected dogs in our care. We encourage personal development and offer a variety of staff training courses.
CV's are NOT accepted as a form of application.
Are you dynamic, creative and enthusiastic? Do you have excellent and proven experience in animal welfare? If so this role could be for you.
Due to the continued growth in our services Birmingham Dogs Home needs another great person to join our team!
We are looking for a highly talented motivated individual, with experience in excellent animal welfare to add to our Canine Carer team. If you share our passion for dogs and their welfare then apply for this exciting opportunity to join us as a Canine Carer at our Birmingham Centre.
This role will be a full time position of 37.5 hrs per week. Ideally the successful candidate should have experience within the animal or charity sector.
If this is the role for you, you will need to demonstrate expertise and knowledge in all aspects of caring for dogs, with the ability to work on your own without guidance after training is complete. You will be responsible for delivering the best service, exceeding expectations in animal welfare standards, training and behaviour assessments and assisting our vet.
You will also be responsible for promoting our services and maximising rehoming opportunities, working to Birmingham Dogs Home’s codes of practice whilst adhering to Health & Safety policies and ensure that our customers enjoy a positive, memorable and rewarding experience.
If you can work independently and confidently, carry out all aspects of working in a rehoming centre, including keeping the kennels spotlessly clean, as well as providing a high level of service to our customers and exceptional standards of care to our doggies, then we would love to hear from you.
It is a great time to be involved with Birmingham Dogs Home as we have significant plans for the future. In return we will offer you a competitive salary, development opportunities and a great place to work.
Objectives of Role: The Canine Carer will work as part of a team with the main objective being to care for all dogs during their stay with us. Each and every dog must receive 1st class care whilst residing with us, by working to Birmingham Dogs Home’s codes of practice and Health & safety guidelines. Also establish good customer relations.
Post: Canine Carer – Permanent
Responsible to: Centre Manager
Salary: £18,617 per annum
Current as at: October 2021
Start Time: 8.30 am – 5.00pm (37.5 hours per week) Flexible to cover any shifts over 7 days
Please see full job description, including person specification below which can be downloaded.
To apply for the job please read the full Job description and complete and return the application form attached to firstname.lastname@example.org (which can be scanned) or post to:
Areika Bickerton, Birmingham Dogs home, Catherine-de-Barnes Lane, Solihull, B92 0DJ
APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER 2021
If you DO NOT hear from us 2 weeks after submitting your application form, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that as a charity, in order to contain costs, we are unable to acknowledge every individual application.