Animal Attendant - Feline


Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Others


Jun 6

Contract: Permanent, part-time role

Hours of work: Sunday 8.00am - 4.30pm (8 Hours per week)

Role location: SPCA Centre Nelson

About the role 

This role ensure animals housed at the SPCA Nelson, and in particular the Feline areas, are provided with the five freedoms outlined in the Animal Welfare Act 1999. The staff member provides for the physical health and behavioural needs of the animals housed at the centre, ensuring that their environment and care is maintained to the highest standards and supports the Nelson Centre Manager as required by ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the animal areas. 

What we can offer you

· Make an actual difference for New Zealand’s animals

· Work with highly passionate people

· Onsite parking

· Great “purrks”! Including a paid day off for your birthday 

What we need from you 

Knowledge and Experience

> Qualifications or relevant experience in the animal care/welfare industry is required

> Confidence in handling companion animals displaying a range of temperaments 

> Experience in Animal drug administration 

> A sound understanding of animal behaviour – normal v abnormal

> An understanding of Contagious and Zoonotic diseases is desirable

Skills & Abilities

> Ability to work effectively without supervision and effectively prioritise daily tasks. 

> Excellent interpersonal skills – collaborate and communicate effectively with customers, volunteers and other employees. 

> Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as to work alone. 

> Ability to manage confidential information with responsibility and integrity. 

> Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability (will include flexibility of hours) 

> Ability to manage stress and handle emotional situations while retaining empathy 

> Sound computer skills including the use of e-mail, internet and Microsoft Office applications.

Who we are

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872. To find out more about us, go here

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now! 

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

Applications close on 21 June

For a copy of the Job Description visit Animal-Attendant-Feline---Nelson-PD-May-2023.pdf

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