Animal Attendant Team Leader - Canine


Māngere, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Others


Nov 7

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity available at our Centre in Auckland (Mangere) to join our Canine team as Canine Team Leader. As a Canine Team Leader you will be working with and supporting your team to provide care for all animals in the centre whilst ensuring we have positive and professional relationships with members of the public, volunteers and you’re the wider SPCA Team.

This role is:

  • Full time, permanent 
  • 40 hours per week, rostered between 7.30am-5pm, Mon-Sun
  • Based in our Auckland Centre (Mangere). 
  • You may be occasionally required to work at our Centre in Hobsonville. 
  • Free parking is available onsite!

Who are you?

· You’re a strong leader who can engage and inspire their team members to provide a committed and well-functioning service to animals and the public through your experience and ability in coaching, mentoring and performance management.

· You’re a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about animal welfare, and has a genuine belief in our vision that all animal lives matter in our communities.

· You’ll have overall responsibility for ensuring the welfare needs of animals are met in accordance with SPCA policies and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 1999 so you’ll have a Tertiary level qualification in animal husbandry / behaviour and animal care; and practical canine animal-handling experience and knowledge together with the ability to ensure your team members have up to date knowledge of canine care.

· You’ll have excellent computer skills which will allow you to reporting to and assisting the Senior Leadership Team as required by providing relevant data and statistics

· You’ll have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads. Our rosters include weekends & public holidays, therefore flexibility in regard to days and hours of work is a must.

· You’ll have a full, current New Zealand driver's licence. 


It goes without saying that you must love animals, but the work can be tough, both physically and emotionally, so you'll need to be physically fit, compassionate and resilient. However, the work is extremely rewarding, and you'll be working with a friendly and dedicated team who we are proud of.

Why work for us?

· You can make an actual difference for the animals of Aotearoa/New Zealand

· You’ll spend each day working with highly passionate people who love animals, just like you!

· You’ll also spend each day in the company of our animals, helping them on their journey to live their best lives.

· We have great “purrks”! Including a paid day off for your birthday

About Us

For over 150 years we have been protecting animals who are sick, injured, neglected, abused, or abandoned. Our 30 animal centres across Aotearoa New Zealand offer sanctuary to animals in distress whilst we work tirelessly to find their forever homes. We are the only charity with the power to protect all animals including prosecuting people under the Animal Welfare Act 1999, we work hard to bring justice and uphold the laws relating to the treatment of animals.

Choose a career with us and you'll be helping to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of all animals. Everyone, from our frontline staff to our support staff and admin, is working with animals to make the world a better place for them.

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now! To find out more about us, go here

Applications without a cover letter stating why you feel you are suited to this role, will NOT be considered. 

Application close 6th Dec 2023 but may close sooner depending on volume of applications, so don’t hesitate to apply!

*Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.*

For a copy of the Job Description visit Animal-Attendant---Canine-Team-Leader-PD.pdf

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