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Location: SPCA Auckland Centre, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 8.00am- 4.30pm, 5 rostered days per 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. SPCA Auckland cares for animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.

Our dedicated team of veterinary nurses provide professional support to our hospital vets to achieve the best outcome for animals. You will be expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and empathy, and as part of the team, ensure that the animals receive best practice care and treatment.

We are currently on the lookout for a full time, motivated, compassionate, fully qualified vet nurse with an excellent work ethic and a minimum of 1-year clinical experience. We are able to offer the successful applicant a great team to work with, a unique, challenging environment and an opportunity to further develop and strengthen your nursing skills.

SPCA is a great place to work where some of the benefits include a caring team environment, lots of fun staff events and discounted pet food and accessories. You will be required to work some weekends and public holidays on a rostered basis.

Required attributes

  • Veterinary nursing qualification
  • Minimum of 1-year clinical experience
  • Able to do IV injections, IV placement, blood collection and other laboratory processing, x-rays, general anesthetic monitoring, surgical and inpatient nursing
  • Great team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great time management
  • Able to work with and support both staff members and volunteers

If you are interested in a role where no two days are the same, and the work you do every day makes a difference to the lives of animals in need, we want to hear from you!  

Please click here to apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 15th August 2018

 

Contract: 3 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours of work will be: 40 hours per week, on a roster between 8am and 10m, including weekend shifts

Location: SPCA Auckland

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, which we have been doing this since 1872.

We are looking for a field officer to be a dedicated member of the SPCA Auckland Inspectorate Team on a 3 month fixed term contract, with a chance to move to a permanent position. This is an interesting and challenging role which would best suit someone who enjoys variety, can use their initiative and be able think on their feet.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, have practical experience with animals, be an effective communicator, and: 

  • Be able to safely transport animals and undertake other support roles as requested by the Chief Inspector.
  • Attend to all animal welfare incidents and tasks in accordance with SPCA policy and procedures.
  • Conduct home checks for SPCA Auckland adoptions.
  • Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise effectively and manage workloads.
  • Will have a current clean New Zealand driver’s licence

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, then click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 3rd August 2018.

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Hours of work will be: 40 hours per week

Location: Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

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.

 We are seeking a special person to take on the big role of Philanthropy and Legacy Manager. Working closely with the General Manager – Marketing & Fundraising you will lead the implementation of a new national legacy strategy and drive the development and implementation of a major gift strategy. You will support a small, dedicated and driven team as part of the wider marketing and fundraising team. It’s a fast paced environment with lofty goals and a world of opportunities to work with our donors and help them realise their animal welfare ambitions.

 You will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in major donor and legacy fundraising with a proven track record of getting great results. We are particularly looking for someone with a very positive can-do attitude who can work well in an environment of significant change.

 In return, we can offer you the very best work stories, a competitive salary, a wellness policy that includes playtime with puppies and kittens, a supportive team, and a fundraising savvy and supportive CEO and board.

 Our ideal Candidate will:

  • Have a passion for animal welfare and want to make a difference
  • Possess strong relationship and excellent communication skills, in addition to analytical and planning capabilities, capable of securing and retaining major and legacy donors for the SPCA
  • Possess the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people
  • Have had previous success in legacy and major gift fundraising, working at a management level for at least 3 years in a similar capacity
  • Have experience in managing staff and volunteers, guiding the setting of goals and ensuring they have the support they need to achieve and where possible exceed those goals
  • Be someone who is high performing, motivated and looking to “make their mark” by significantly growing the organisations’ revenue from major gift and legacy activities
  • Be a team player, keen to engage with others, seek opinions and guidance and contribute positively to our team and organisational culture
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines, cope well under pressure and achieve revenue targets

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 30th July 2018.

Contract: Permanent full time

Hours of work will be:  8.00am - 4.30pm, 5 days per week, days yet to be specified

Location: Renwick, Marlborough

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. 

We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to ensuring the wellbeing of canines in an animal care centre environment. Experience handling canines and canine behaviour is highly desirable and a  strong willingness to learn.

 Our ideal Candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Be a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about animal welfare.
  • Be a quick thinker who is skilled at multi-tasking
  • Have practical animal-handling experience and knowledge.
  • Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads.
  • Have excellent computer skills.
  • Demonstrate empathy and resilience
  • Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and must have a love for working with both people and animals.

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. 

Applications close 24th July 2018

 

Contract: Permanent full-time paid position

Hours of work will be: Tuesday – Saturday 8.00AM - 4.00PM

Location: SPCA Centre - Auckland

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.

Our organisation relies on the good work and contribution made by our volunteers. Our volunteers offer their services free of charge to help us care for our animals and to run our animal shelter and op shops. They also deliver our Outreach Therapy Pets Programme and support our fundraising initiatives. Volunteering is an integral part of the process used by our organisation to save the lives of the animals that come through our door.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude to work as a Volunteer Coordinator at the SPCA centre in Auckland. This role is responsible for volunteer recruitment, induction and overseeing our volunteer rosters. The successful candidate must have strong administration, coordination and organisation skills. Customer service and interpersonal skills are crucial as the role revolves around people and the retention of our volunteers is a core focus of the position.

At times this position also provides support to our Foster Coordinators so confidence and a passion for working with animals is also essential.

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive and friendly attitude
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Be a self-motivated team player,
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Flexible, professional and pro-active team approach
  • Must be passionate about working with people and animal welfare

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close: Monday 30th July

 

Contract: Permanent full-time

Hours of work will be: 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

Location: SPCA New Lynn

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.

Our ideal Scientific Officer will:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, preferably at a post-graduate level. Ideally, with a PhD or MSc in animal welfare.
  • A proven interest in and knowledge of animal welfare and commitment to the mission of the SPCA.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work under pressure and the ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload and meet fixed deadlines.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively and to react quickly to a range of different demands.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Experience of completing critical reviews of scientific literature, scientific reports, papers, letters and information sheets.
  • Working knowledge of statistics including experience of managing and analysing technical data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to be able to communicate complex scientific information to a broad range of audiences.
  • Project management.
  • Computer literate with a familiarity with electronic database management.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and to manage own time efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team with staff inside the Animal Welfare Science & Education Department and with professionals from other organizations. 

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 7th August 2018.

Job Title: Animal Attendant

Contract: Permanent Part Time

Hours of work will be: Tuesday-Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm & Saturday 10.00am – 2.30pm

Location: Napier SPCA

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. 

We are seeking an Animal Attendant who can help our centre achieve the best outcomes for the animals under our care. The Animal Attendant is part of a small team responsible for taking care of the animals in the SPCA shelter, including feeding, cleaning, administering medication, monitoring animal health and behaviour, dealing with general enquiries, managing adoptions, and coordinating volunteers working in the animal areas.

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have previous experience working with animals, and ideally hold an animal care or veterinary nursing qualification. 

Our ideal Candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Be a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about animal welfare.
  • Be a quick thinker who is skilled at multi-tasking
  • Have practical animal-handling experience and knowledge.
  • Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads.
  • Have excellent computer skills.
  • Demonstrate empathy and resilience
  • Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and must have a love for working with both people and animals. 

Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please click here to apply now!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. 

Applications close 5pm Friday 10 August