Animal Shelter Officer - Manukau

Auckland Council

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jul 23

This job is no longer accepting applications.

  • Your chance to work with animals all day long
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Manukau based with agility to work across multiple locations


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


On a daily basis, you will be responsible for ensuring all animals in the accommodation area are cared for which includes feeding, exercising and cleaning. Provide enrichment and training as required. 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 Sunday to Thursday including weekends public holidays. The hours will be 40 hours per week with a 7:30 am start time. The role is primarily based in Manukau however flexibility is required to work at other shelters in Henderson and Silverdale when needed. 


He kōrero mōu: About you


You will be able to demonstrate competent animal handling skills coupled with outstanding customer service. 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. 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.


To give you more insight into the role, view the Animal Shelter Officers video:


To access a copy of position description:


Applications close 5th August 2021. For more information, please contact Maria Dio -


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.

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