Job details

Reference number - 2626 - 3263

Location - Stray Dog Service, Portsmouth

Salary - Band 4 - £18,441 - £19,619 p.a. plus 7.5% shift allowance 

Job type/hours - Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 1 year (with the possibility of becoming permanent) - 37 hours per week (rota system including some weekend working)     

Closing date - 23 September 2019

Interview process -  2 & 3 October 2019

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The Stray Dog Service sits within the Housing, Neighbourhood and Buildings Directorate. The purpose of the Stray Dog Service is to keep stray dogs safe, reunite or rehome and offer advice and support where needed.

The Kennel Assistant will be based at The Portsmouth Stray Dog Kennels but may be required to work at other Council buildings and attend offsite meetings. The post holder will report directly to the Senior Animal Warden and work within a team of kennel assistants and volunteers. 

The Kennel Assistant will support the Senior Animal Warden with the day to day running of the stray dog kennel service in Portsmouth and work with partner organisations. They will ensure that the service fulfils the city council's statutory responsibility for the collection of stray dogs throughout the city, and meets the purpose of the kennels. 

You will assist the Senior Animal Warden with investigating complaints relating to dangerous dogs and animal welfare matters and will work within the community to promote responsible dog ownership, which may include attendance of community events.

You will be responsible for the collection of strays within Portsmouth and the day to day care of the dogs within the kennels.

You will need to have a full driving licence to apply for this role.

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

Please see the full job profile attached below which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.

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