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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 Monday 11th June 2018.

SPCA - Taupo - Waikato
 

Contract: Permanent part-time role

Hours of work will be: Sunday 8.30am - 4.00pm & Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Location: SPCA Taupo Centre

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 1883.

We are seeking a confident Animal Attendant who can help our centre achieve the best outcomes for the animals under our care. The Animal Attendant is responsible for assisting with incoming & general care of the animals including feeding, cleaning and administering medication, monitoring animal health and behaviour, dealing with enquiries regarding adoption of dogs in person, via phone or website and coordinating volunteers working in the animal areas

An applicant with Animal husbandry/handling experience is preferable but not a requirement.

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, then hit the APPLY button.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

 Applications close Friday June 15th 2018.

SPCA - Whangarei - Northland

Contract: Permanent Full time, including weekend shifts

Location: SPCA Whangarei Centre

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 1883.

We are looking for a field officer to be a dedicated member of the SPCA Whangarei Inspectorate Team. 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 Area Manager
  • Attend to all animal welfare incidents and tasks in accordance with SPCA policy and procedures.
  • Conduct home checks for SPCA Whangarei 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 hit the apply button.

 Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

 Applications close Friday 8 June 2018.