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Location: New Lynn Office, Auckland

Contract: Full time permanent role

Every year SPCA rescues and protects animals that have been abused, neglected or simply abandoned. SPCA acts as the voice for animals. We receive less than one percent of our funding from government and so we rely on the generosity of our supporters.

We are looking for two talented individuals with experience in fundraising via one, or more, of the following channels - direct mail, face to face, telemarketing and digital.   

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing direct marketing campaigns to attract new and current donors to the SPCA.
  • Maintaining long term supporter relationships and responsible for good donor care.
  • Working with Communications and Fundraising Managers as well as external suppliers to deliver campaigns, ensuring deadlines are met and assist with campaign scheduling and management.
  • You will have autonomy over driving and maintaining an excellent standard of long term supporter and donor care as well as the opportunity to introduce new innovative donor retention ideas so experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Three or more years' experience in a fundraising or direct marketing role or capacity.
  • A tertiary qualification in marketing or associated discipline is preferred.
  • Exceptional  communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Strong commitment to the values of the SPCA .
  • Strong time management, organisational and planning ability.
  • Results orientated.
  • Demonstrated skill in creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Very good inter-personal skills - ability to build rapport with staff, stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Ability to champion donor care and have a sound understanding of the theory and practice of donor retention.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic to make a difference.

If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, please apply via SEEK to Jane Walker, Fundraising Manager with your cover letter and CV outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz(please do not directly apply to this email).

Applications close Friday 16th March 2018. 

Location: SPCA OP-Shop, Henderson, Auckland

Contract: Part time, permanent, paid position

The SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand. We have a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1883. There are 9 SPCA Op Shops throughout Auckland, these shops help raise vital funds for the work that we do. They are an integral part of the process used by our organisation to save the lives of the animals that come through our doors.

We are excited to announce that a Retail Assistant & Cover Manager position is now available at our busy Henderson Op Shop. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude who wants to play a part in helping the animals of Auckland by raising money through selling donated goods.

You will need to have excellent customer service skills and lots of energy as this is a physical and diverse role where you will be on your feet all day. You will be working in a fast paced environment that turns over merchandise quickly. No two days are the same with lots of variety each day. The ideal candidate will also have cash handling experience and excellent interpersonal skills as they will work alongside an awesome team of volunteers on a daily basis. For this reason, previous experience leading a team is preferential. This hours are Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm, with the flexibility to cover as and when needed if possible.

A key benefit to this role is going home every day with the knowledge that the work you do supports an amazing cause.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the shop and volunteer team on the days you work
  • Merchandising and op shop presentation
  • Sorting and managing donations (some physical lifting required)
  • Rostering and volunteer recruitment
  • Local marketing initiatives
  • Retail Sales, administration and reporting

Skills and abilities

  • Team leader/management experience is preferential
  • Op Shop/Sales experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive, friendly and can-do attitude
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills
  • Flexible, professional and pro-active team approach
  • The ability to work to a budget, meet deadlines and achieve KPI's

Are you committed to the values of SPCA Auckland? Do you think this role sounds like something you'd be good at? If you think you are the right candidate for this position please apply via SEEK with your CV and Cover letter addressed to Emma Starr by 4pm, 28th February 2018.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz(please do not directly apply to this email).

Full time, fixed term 3 - 6 month position

Location: SPCA Auckland Centre, Mangere

Start date: April 2018 (Ideally)

Hours: 8am – 4.30pm, 5 days a week

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need since 1883.

We are looking for a fully qualified and friendly veterinarian to join the SPCA Auckland Veterinary Hospital full time for 3 – 6 months.

The successful candidate would ideally have competent and speedy surgical skills in particular with desexing cats, dogs and rabbits. 

SPCA vets are supported by qualified veterinary nurses along with multiple assistants, students and volunteers. The SPCA handles approximately 10,000 animals per year and the opportunity for education and experience is limitless. The hospital is equipped with all the daily functioning equipment along with digital full body and dental x-ray, dental machine, IV fluid pumps, surgical suite and anesthetic monitoring equipment.

Benefits include:

  • Better work stories!
  • Working directly with the animals for the animals with minimal client interaction
  • Minimal weekend shifts may be required which means more weekends off to enjoy stunning New Zealand and all it has to offer
  • Early finishes, no after hours
  • Opportunities for ongoing in-house CPD for the vet and nursing team
  • Great learning opportunity with staff who have years of experience working in animal welfare
  • Opportunity to work with a devoted team whose core values are about reducing suffering and improving the welfare of the abandoned animals in need.

We are a small and friendly team who love to achieve great things for Auckland's animals.  If you want to use your skills to really make a difference, please apply with a CV and cover letter by Friday 16th March 2018 to the Human Resources Coordinator Paula Quigley at paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. A position description is available upon request.

Full-time, permanent position

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need since 1883. SPCA Auckland cares for animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused. Our veterinary hospital sees approximately 10,000 animals come through our doors every year, with an extremely busy summer season and so the opportunity for education and experience is limitless.

We are looking for an experienced and capable Head of Veterinary Services to take on the management of our Veterinary Hospital. You would play a crucial role in leading a highly collegial team and filling one of the most rewarding roles available in animal care. Previous leadership experience of hospital teams is a must.

In this role, you will be overseeing our vets, providing leadership on all veterinary matters throughout the hospital and helping to set the professional standards of animal care and hygiene for the SPCA. Vets at the village are supported by qualified nurses along with multiple assistants and volunteers. You will also be part of the management team at Auckland and so will be the key link and communicator between the hospital and the rest of the shelter.

While our work is comprised of shelter work, the sheer number of cases we see in a year allows for more experiences and learning than just 'shelter work'.

The hospital is equipped with all the daily functioning equipment along with digital full body and dental x-ray, dental machine, IV fluid pumps, surgical suite and anaesthetic monitoring equipment.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • You will be a confident leader and have at least 2 years of team management experience
  • Comfortable communicating with a large number of hospital staff, along with 5th year vet students and you would need to work with several different groups within the SPCA Village
  • Ability to act as a leader within a team and be willing to work cooperatively with other departments on an everyday basis
  • The successful candidate will be confident with both surgery and medicine and have a minimum of 2-3 years' experience. Further experience and clinical qualifications would be looked on favourably but we are seeking a leader not necessarily an advanced clinician
  • Your responsibilities would span over a 5 day work week (1 weekend required per month) and the package includes 4 weeks annual leave, Continual Professional Development (CPD) leave and a reimbursement package along with paid veterinary memberships. You will be supported by a Head Nurse and a Clinic Administrator.

If you think you have what it takes and want to contribute to the welfare of thousands of Auckland's animals in need, please apply to paula.quigley@spca.org.nz. Applications close March 19th 2018.

Please note you need to be eligible for NZVA membership to practice as a Vet in New Zealand. Please check that you are eligible on their website: http://www.nzva.org.nz/.

Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be accepted. A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

 

Part time permanent position, 28 hours per week working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Hours of work 7.00am – 2.30pm.

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 1883. 

The SPCA Auckland Animal Village includes a large area of landscaped gardens and grounds requiring regular maintenance and management. There is an expectation of a high level of safety focus and commitment to quality through all aspects of the role. The position is predominantly outdoors and requires varied skills and knowledge relating to Horticulture and ensuring the grounds and gardens continue to provide a pleasant and enjoyable space for both animals and people.

Principle duties:

  • Undertake all basic tasks including weeding, mulching, raking, planting trees, shrubs and bedding plants. Staking and pruning, applying fertilisers, edging and renovating lawns. Irrigation maintenance, cleaning and sweeping paths and driveways.
  • Operate and maintain power equipment including blowers, trimmers, hand tools and any other specialty landscape equipment.

Skills and abilities:

  • Must have previous landscape/gardener/groundskeeper experience.
  • Must be able to identify plant types and requirements including perennials, annuals, evergreen and deciduous plants.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating /maintenance instructions and procedures manuals.
  • Need to have a good level of physical health and fitness.
  • Able to work in outside weather conditions at all times of the year.
  • Able to work independently and be flexible with days and hours of work, extra hours may be required for special projects. 

Do you love gardening and animals? Then this could be the perfect job for you! Please apply via SEEK with your CV to:

Gary Martin

Facilities Manager

Applications close on Friday 9th March 2018.

A copy of the position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not directly apply to this email)