Senior Shelter Officer (Animal Care)

Auckland Council

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$70.1-76k (annually)

Reception/ Support Staff / Others


Oct 11

  • Your chance to work with animals in a team environment all day long
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Henderson based with agility to work across multiple locations

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

On a daily basis, you will be responsible for assisting the Shelter Manager in running the shelter with focus on dog behaviour and animal care. Ensuring all animals in the Henderson Animal Shelter are cared for which includes temperament testing, feeding, exercising, and cleaning. You will assist and mentor Animal Shelter Officers in animal care making sure they are trained. With strong communication skills, you will be customer-focused by way of assisting with adoptions, education and building relationships with internal and external customers.

This role works five days a week, including weekends and public holidays. The hours will be 40 hours per week with an 8:00 am start time. The role is primarily based in Henderson, however flexibility is required to work at other shelters in Silverdale and Manukau when needed.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be able to demonstrate competent animal handling skills coupled with outstanding customer service and be able to assist in leading the team. You will need to be flexible, have a great work ethic and be able to withstand the physical requirements of this role. You will impress with your excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Previous animal handling or husbandry is required for this role. An animal care certificate or equivalent qualification would be advantageous (but not a compulsory requirement).

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will help us make dogs a positive part of Auckland life. We will provide you with training on the Dog Control and Impounding Acts and the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animals and provide good customer service. This is your chance to help achieve our vision for Auckland to be a world-class city.

Become part of our Auckland Council's animal management team, we work across Auckland's diverse communities to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership.

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Salary range: $70,125 - $76,000 per annum depending on experience.

Applications close on 25 October 2023.

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This role is deemed safety-sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Auckland Council encourages our people to be fully vaccinated.

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