Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. We're the team at Dogs Trust Salisbury where every dog deserves a loving home, and we've got quite a few looking!

Vacancy description

Duties include:

  • Under the instruction of the Management Team and experienced Canine Carers, prepare and provide food and water for all dogs in your care, exercise them, administer medicine to them and groom them as directed
  • Clean, disinfect and maintain to a high standard of cleanliness, animal accommodation, sapo drains, isolation and exercise areas, food preparation areas and surrounding outside areas
  • Carry out routine daily health checks on the dogs in your care and report any physical change to Management Staff. Report behavioural changes to the Training and Behaviour Advisor or RC Manager
  • Assist with and implement behaviour/training programmes under the supervision of the Training and Behaviour Advisor
  • Carry out extra duties as directed by RC Managers, e.g. laundry room, veterinary room, storage areas, etc.
  • Maintain reports, kennel diaries, food charts and any other paperwork. Ensure that these are written up clearly and updated daily, so that colleagues may use them
  • Report any faulty or damaged equipment to Management Staff and the Maintenance Operative
  • Attend to the needs of the general public as and when required
  • Develop a close working relationship with colleagues at all levels
  • Carry out other duties as directed by RC Managers or those in supervisory positions

Desired skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Methodical approach to working practices
  • Previous experience with animals desirable
  • Must have a full, clean, manual driving licence, or the means to get to and from the Rehoming Centre

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking and enthusiastic attitude
  • Smart appearance
  • The role is physical so a good level of fitness is required
  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • Be a strong team player

Desired qualifications

  • GSCE's or equivalent in maths and English at Grade C/4 or higher are desired but not essential
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in an animal care related subject to be eligible

Future prospects

  • Future employment within the Dogs Trust

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
  • This is physical work outside in all weathers


Salisbury SP4 0HW

Weekly wage

£200.00 - £220.00

Working week


Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx.

Date posted

27 January 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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