Animal Care Supervisor Maternity Cover job in Ashford at RSPCA Canterbury And District Branch

Animal Care Supervisor - Maternity cover

Company: RSPCA Canterbury and District Branch

Location: Canterbury UK

Date Posted:Mar 23, 2018

FC23  Job??Description   Job??Title:??   ?                                  ?Animal??Care??SupervisorDepartment/Team: ?                    ?Field??Operations Location:?     ?                                Canterbury and District ?Animal??Centre               Line??Manager’s??Title:?    ?            Centre ? Manager??_______________________________________________________________________  1.?            Overall??Job??Purpose  Provide care for animals in the Centre, establish good customer relations and maintain administration??procedures??in??use.   Responsible for the allocation and conduct of work within the Animal Centre including supervision and practical training of Animal Care Assistants and volunteers.?   The post holder is also required to assist the Manager in the provision of??24??hour??cover??at??the??Animal??Centre??and??to??stand??in??for??the??Deputy??Manager??as??required.  2.?           Structure  See??Establishment??Structure??Charts.  3.?            Key??Tasks/Job??Description  Please??also??note??that??numbers??1-7??are??key??tasks??required??by??Animal??Care??Supervisors.??In addition??to??this,??Animal??Care??Supervisors??carry??out??the??key??tasks??of??an??Animal??Care??Assistant (numbers??8??through??19).   1.      Day??to??day??supervision??of??Animal??Care? Assistants?? (? ACAs) ? and? volunteers?? including? the??allocation??of??duties,??coaching,??training??and??support??to??staff??and??volunteers??within the??facility.??To??monitor??ACA’s??and??where??requested??provide??performance??feedback??to the centre??management.  2.      Ensuring??all??health??and??safety??measures??and? procedures?? are?observed?and?adhered?to??by??staff,??volunteers??and??the??general??public? within?              ? the? facility,? reporting?              ? any?              accidents??or??incidents? promptly??and??correctly ?in???accordance??with??the ??Centre procedures.  3.      Co-operation with the consulting veterinary surgeon in respect of the examination and treatment of animals including ensuring that treatments and medications are administered??in??the??prescribed??quantity??at ? the? ??specified??intervals.  4.      Non veterinary health assessment, in collaboration with other staff, of animals entering and leaving the facility, ensuring and checking the completion of all associated reports eg Pet Portfolio (history of animal updated daily), Banned Breeds paperwork,??and??availability??of??animals??for??adoption.  5.      On-going assessment, in conjunction with other staff, of animals within the facility with respect to their health, welfare, general condition and suitability for rehoming. Drawing attention of superiors to animals not considered to be fully healthy or considered??to??require??veterinary??attention.  6.      Regular inspection of all equipment within the facility, with early reporting of any defects or deficiencies found, also responsible for/assisting with stock control of equipment, feeding and cleaning supplies. Ensure the facility and surroundings are maintained in a tidy and presentable standard and secure at all times and contribute to??achieving??this.  7.      Instruction of facility staff in liaison with the public visiting the facility. Acting as the first point of contact for public enquiries on animals within the facility and assisting the Manager/ Deputy Manager in the organisation of fundraising and publicity events for the??Centre??and??with??visits??by??schools??or? other? ??groups. 8.      Assist with the preliminary assessment, ongoing inspection and or treatment of animals??by??a??Veterinary??Surgeon,??or??other??authorised??person??at??the??Centre.  9.      Carry out checks on animals, including the taking of temperature and inspection of eyes, ears, nose and throat for signs of infection or abnormality, reporting any abnormalities??to??manager??or??deputy??manager??at??the??Centre.  10.  Identify a suitable diet, prepare and provide food and water for all animals in the establishment.  11.  Attend to the needs of the individuals, including exercise, coat care/grooming, administration of first aid, treatments and medications as directed and to assist, in some??instances??with??the ? ?humane??destruction ?of???animals,??including??carcass ??disposal.  12.  To carry out routine animal behaviour monitoring/assessment prior to rehoming and to design and implement behavioural training plans where needed. To keep managers informed on the progress/outcome of behavioural plans and to raise any cause??for ? ?concerns.   13.  Complete documentation and maintain computerised records relating to the acceptance??and??release??of??animals.   14.  Clean, disinfect and maintain to a standard of cleanliness set by management, animal accommodation, isolation and exercise areas; food preparation, laundry, storage, treatment and in some instances destruction facilities, reception, offices, stores, staff facilities including toilets and outside areas. Ensure buildings/exercise areas??are??secure??at??all??times.  15.  Attend to the needs of the client/customer/general public, face to face or via the telephone regarding animals at the centre and to undertake initial assessment of an animal and prospective adopter's suitability to one another. To provide post adoption advice??to??clients.  16.  Liaise with colleagues in other departments/RSPCA Branches and contribute to the training??and??support??of??voluntary??helpers/work??experience??students.  17.  Assist with ordering, stock rotation, presentation, sales and stock taking. Operation of the cash register and the safe receipt of money. Maintaining daily cash records as directed.?  ?Maintain/monitor??daily??animal??records??and??general??administrative??duties.  18.  Participate??in??fundraising??initiatives??and??events.  19.  To undertake other duties as required by the Deputy/Animal Centre Manager. Other tasks??undertaken??by??the??jobholder?may???include,??for??instance:  a.      Assisting??with? educational? visits/talks.?  b.      Undertaking??and/or??arranging ? home? inspection? visits.?c.      Post??adoption??advice??to ? clients.?d.      ??Completion?of? microchip?? records.?e.      Assisting??with ? ?animal??promotional??initiatives. f.        Taking??temporary??care??of??wildlife??accepted??into? the?? Centre?pending?? transfer.?g.      Writing adoption write ups and taking photos, for use on pod cards/rehoming??website.  While??at??work??all??staff??are??required??to:  ?        Adhere? to? the?? Society’s? charitable? objectives?which? are??to??promote??kindness??and? prevent??cruelty??to??animals.  ?        Understand??and??comply??with??the ?Society???Code??of??Conduct.  ?        Take??care??of? their??own ??health??and??safety??and??that??of??others??who? may???be? affected???by their? acts??and??omissions.  ?        Co-operate??with??Society??policies??and??procedures. In??addition??to??your??normal??duties,??you ? may?occasionally? be? required?to? undertake?? such?other?reasonable ? duties?as?necessary?              ??to? meet??the???needs??of??the ??Society.                  4.?            Person??Specification  Please??see??person??specification ? ?attached??(appendix??A) ? _________________________________________________________________________? This??job??description??is??a??statement??of??the??job??content??required? as?? of? January? 2018.? It? should??not??be ? ?seen??as??precluding??future??changes.   Appendix??A PERSON??SPECIFICATION  Animal??Care??Supervisor   ESSENTIAL DESIRABLEPROFESSIONAL AND/OR??TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS Good??general??standard??of??education.  EXPERIENCE Experience??of??domestic??animal??care and ? husbandry?? from?working?? in?? the? animal??care/welfare??industry.  Experience??of??working??with? the? general??public?. Experience managing staff  Experience of training and developing staff    SKILLS??AND COMPETENCIESSound??literacy??and??numeracy??skills.  Good??communication ? skills? and? customer??care??skills.  Team??player.  Computer??literate.  Good ? administrative?skills.? Proven??ability? to???lead??and??supervise??a team.  Pragmatic? approach??to ? ?animal welfare. Knowledge of animal welfare issues, particularly as they relate to RSPCA policy and practice.   ? ?Nursing??qualification desirable. NVQ??Level??3??in??Small??Animal??Care desirable.PERSONAL QUALITIESAdaptable to change. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES??(if any) To be able to provide overnight cover 3-4 nights per week and be on site from 5pm – 8am the following morning. To be able to drive the centre van.     Please email Beth Hixson for an application form to beth.hixson@rspca-canterbury.org.ukClosing date : 13th April at 5pm  1 View full job description
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