Dog Loving Shift Manager

£9360 - £10480 Per Annum Salary pro rata, dependent on experience
07 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Candidate Care Team
Contract Type
Part Time

Dog Loving Shift Manager – Spider Web Recruitment are currently supporting Suffolk Canine Crèche, in their search for a Shift Manager. Based in Martlesham, Suffolk, Suffolk Canine Crèche is a unique luxury un-kennelled environment resembling a children's nursery where dogs can play freely together. As the Shift Manager, you will have a natural affinity with dogs and like the rest of the team, be a dog lover. You will not have gained experience that will be that relevant, although you are expected to have at least walked a dog and have some basic commands, understanding dogs and their behaviour.

The crèche runs a 24/7 operation offering an overnight service in their ten ‘doggie bedrooms' and have a team of Shift Managers to care for the dogs overnight.

The main duties of the Shift Manager include:

  • Caring and general supervision of the dogs, being vigilant in supervising their care, well-being and entertainment.
  • Feeding the dogs correctly (measured and on time)
  • Ensuring all dogs have a plentiful supply of water
  • Ensuring dog waste is removed immediately
  • Tending to the dogs thoughtfully, gently and with care, ensuring a calm and peaceful environment.
  • Carefully and efficiently monitoring any changes or differences in dogs behaviour, temperament and condition

This role offers two shifts of 6pm – 12 midnight, followed by two shifts of 12 midnight – 8am and then four days off. This equates to an average of 25 hours per week (calculated against an annual average). This will include weekdays, weekends, and all bank holidays. The shift pattern is not negotiable or changeable.

As the successful Shift Manager, you will be expected to demonstrate a calm, caring, logical approach and be trustful, previously holding a position or performed a duty which details high levels of trust. You must also be efficient and thorough, paying attention to detail and be self-motivated and able to work independently as, due to the nature of this role, you will be the only person on site.

The ability to follow written and verbal instructions exactly and the confidence to make decisions is also required, as is being able to prove your reliability - your attendance record must be exemplary. Team work is essential as communication with other team members at shift turnaround is key.

Due to the hours and location of the Crèche it is essential you have your own transport.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional keywords: Shift Manager, Suffolk Canine Crèche, Animal Care, Animal Management, customer service, canine crèche, overnight, shift

This vacancy is being advertised by Spider Web Recruitment, a low cost flat fee recruitment service that works on behalf of companies looking for quality candidates. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

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