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EveryDog is Kent’s first dog crèche, giving dogs of every age the chance to socialise, learn and play all day in our open, cage-free playrooms. We are striving to become the UK’s number one dog crèche brand, offering every dog in the country the opportunity to learn and develop in our professional and reliable crèche environment. We are also developing our services to offer dog owners everything they need under one roof – doggy daycare, dog grooming, portrait photography studio and an endless list of dog supplies available from our JustDogs™ pet shop (such as dog food, leads, collars and toys). With great emphasis on our ever friendly team of smiling dog-lovers, we can’t help but share our knowledge and passion to ensure your dog live happy, healthy lives.

Brief overview of the role

An exciting opportunity to work in Kent’s first Dog Crèche. As an on-hand, versatile Pack Leader you will entertain and stimulate dogs, whilst they exercise, keep fit and learn better social skills. You will also be responsible for maintaining a safe environment of all dogs in our care.

Vacancy description

EveryDog is Kent’s first dog crèche of it’s kind and we are now recruiting for new apprentices to join our rapidly expanding team. We can accommodate candidates on either a Level 2 or 3 Animal Management and Care.

We are looking for people with a natural love for dogs. You MUST be a committed team player, with bags of enthusiasm, able to listen carefully and follow instructions.

We will ensure you are offered the opportunity to experience all aspects of a busy dog crèche. Included day care, grooming,photography studio, training as well as the opportunity to offer feedback and advice to our clients.

We are offering a minimum of 30 hours per week. Your assessor will meet with you monthly on site and you will be required to complete assessments at home. Your own transport or the ability to get to Mid Kent Business Park, Snodland, ME6 5UA is an absolute must.

Ideal candidates will have researched our company, have an understanding of the services we offer and our goals. Previous experience with dogs is required and evidence given on application.

Desired skills

We ask that applicants are calm and confident with all dogs; and have some customer-facing experience.

Personal qualities

The ideal addition to our family must be: ● An avid dog lover ● Willing to learn and follow instructions well ● Looking for a career with dogs ● A great time keeper ● Reliable and trustworthy ● Hardworking and motivated ● Well-presented and well-spoken

Desired qualifications

A–C (or equivalent) in GCSE English and Maths grades are desirable but not essential.

Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or above qualification in Animal Care.

Future prospects

We pride ourselves on diversity and like to ensure you have the chance to learn other departments, such as retail, grooming, dog training and photography studio. There is an opportunity for continued employment following the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

It is important to note that this role isn’t all about cuddling and playing with puppies. Though a great deal of the job is keeping dogs entertained and stimulated, you are also responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all dogs.

There are 2 shifts available and you may be expected to work a mixture of both – either an morning (6.30am – 1pm) or a late (12.30pm – 7.30pm).

You will be expected to pick up poo, join in with regular cleaning, be prepared to work outside in all weathers and often get dirty. We are looking for genuinely passionate and dedicated additions to the EveryDog family.

KEITS have the right to close this vacancy earlier than the given date if needed.

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Location

Snodland ME65UA

Weekly wage

£111.00 min

Working week

Monday to Friday 6.30am – 1pm or 12.30pm – 7pm. Breaks given. Total min hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

14months

Possible start date

20 November 2018

Date posted

17 October 2018

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001465028

Positions

4

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