Breeding Centre Supervisor

Blind Low Vision NZ

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Aug 6

About Us:

Blind Low Vision NZ is the leading national provider of vision rehabilitation services for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. Now more than ever, the opportunities are here to make a real difference for people with sight loss, and you’ll help us achieve our vision of empowering New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision, to live the life they choose. As well as supporting individuals, we seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders. We have a rich history stretching back to 1890 and as we continue to connect people with sight loss to expert staff and their peers, we also continue to be one of New Zealand's most trusted and iconic not for profit organisations.

Purpose of Position

To oversee the care provided to all dogs. The health of our dogs is our number one priority and we adhere to strict standards of care and hygiene. You will ensure these standards are met and that procedures and protocols are followed to a high standard. You will play an integral role in ensuring all puppies and dogs are prepared to their full guide dog potential with a focus on general development, training, health, welfare and temperament.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all puppies and dogs are provided with the specialist and optimal care to maximise their full potential as a guide dog.  
  • Provide specialist advice on individual dogs and the appropriate care.
  • Provide assistance at natural or artificial insemination.
  • Providing effective care for pregnant dogs and assistance at whelping.
  • Ensure a clean, safe and comfortable environment for the dogs at all times.
  • Manage the breeding centre roster to ensure adequate staffing

What we are looking for:

  • Veterinary nurse or veterinary technician certificate or diploma 
  • 5 years of experience in animal care
  • experience managing an animal environment that requires a high level of biosecurity
  • experience with whelping 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can view the position description. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team recruitment@blindlowvision.org.nz

Closing date: Thursday, 14 July 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement: All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to commencing employment.

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