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Careers at SPCA New Zealand

 

 Veterinary Nurse

Location: SPCA Auckland Centre, Mangere

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 apply via QJumpers  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.


Veterinary Services Manager

Location: SPCA Auckland Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Contract: Full-time, permanent position

Direct Reports: 10 (3 fulltime vets, 5 locum vets, Head Nurse and Clinic Administrator)

We are looking for an experienced and capable Veterinary Services Manager to take on the management of our Veterinary Hospital in our Auckland Centre. 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 Auckland Centre
  • 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
Benefits include:
  • 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
  • An amazing opportunity to live and work in New Zealand
  • You will be supported by a Head Nurse and a Clinic Administrator
  • Better work stories! Working directly with the animals for the animals with minimal client interaction
  • 4.30pm finish every day (no after hours) & minimal weekend shifts - more time to enjoy stunning New Zealand!
  • Opportunity to work with a devoted team whose core values are about reducing suffering and improving the welfare of the abandoned animals in need
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 with your CV and Cover Letter to rachel.clarke@spca.nz

SPCA is able to support Work Visa applications for qualified overseas applicants. Please note you need to be eligible for NZVA membership to practice as a Vet in New Zealand. Check out http://www.nzva.org.nz/ for more information. 

position description is available on request.

 

 Dogs for Adoption and Dog Quarantine Attendant

SPCA - Christchurch City - Canterbury
Fixed Term Part Time (Friday and Saturday)
 

SPCA Christchurch has an exciting new vacancy for a Canine Animal Care Attendant to join our team at the Centre in Hornby. 

The SPCA is a well-respected charity that is dedicated to preventing the cruelty and suffering of animals through education and enforcement. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of lost, sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals every year. 

We are looking for a positive and motivated Fixed Term, Part Time Canine Animal Attendant (15 hours per week) who will be required to primarily work in the Dogs for Adoption, and Dog Quarantine Units at the SPCA Christchurch Centre. This role may also be required to assist with other duties within the animal care team as necessary.

Responsibilities
  • Providing for the care and health of canines in multiple units within the SPCA facility to ensure their 5 freedoms are met consistently.
  • Maintaining accurate documentation and records.
  • Managing interactions with clients and public at reception and by phone; primarily with completing the dog adoption process.
  • Ensure safety, support and wellbeing of Volunteers working in SPCA Christchurch team.
  • Weekend work required.
Qualifications & experience
  • A qualification in Animal Care or equivalent experience is required.
  • Experience in handling canines, preferably in a shelter or boarding environment.
  • A sound understanding of normal vs. abnormal animal health and behaviour.
  • At least 1-year customer service & administration experience is desirable.
  • Hold a full New Zealand driving licence.
  • Have a clean police and traffic licence record.
The successful candidate for this role will have:
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on high quality of care.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – communicate effectively with customers and other employees.
  • Strong customer service work ethic and experience.
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision and effectively prioritise daily tasks.
  • Ability to work in busy conditions and subject to tight timeframes.
  • Able to be flexible in approach to work and challenges.
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 25 June 2018.

Op Shop Manager

Location - New Plymouth

Permanent - Full Time Position

The SPCA has a new vacancy for an Op Shop Manager to manage the day to day operations of our Devon & Liardet St Opportunity shops.  

The SPCA is a well-respected charity that is dedicated to preventing the cruelty and suffering of animals through education and enforcement. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of lost, sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals every year. With no government funding, we rely heavily upon the generosity of the community, (by way of bequests, donations and sponsorship) to maintain our service throughout New Zealand.

The successful management of the SPCA New Plymouth Op Shops generates additional funds to help our Animal Centre, and allow us to extend our reach in promoting our services and encouraging support for our organisation.

We are looking for a positive and motivated Op Shop Manager who will manage all aspects of the retail operation, including; administration/finance, warehousing and volunteers.

Our ideal person will have:

  • Experience in retail management
  • An ability to manage, motivate and develop people
  • Financial management ability (banking and reports)
  • Passionate about animal welfare
  • An approachable, professional and positive outlook, with strong work ethic, energy and initiative.

 Your duties will include:

  • Day to day store, financial and volunteer staff management.
  • Recruit, manage, develop, discipline, lead and ‘listen’ to volunteer staff.
  • Provide clear and professional communication at all times.
  • Quality stock control/warehouse management.
  • Ensure a high overall standard of presentation, cleanliness and maintenance within the store.
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed and in place.
  • Arrange marketing, promotion and advertising – in conjunction with the Op Shop Area Manager.
  • Maintain sound level of financial profitability and meet performance targets.
  • Daily banking, and other documentation as required.
  • Maintain health and safety standards as set by the SPCA regulations.
  • Ensure a high standard of customer service and provide a caring, cooperative, friendly atmosphere within the store

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! 


Applications Close 20th June 2018



 

Veterinary Nurse - Whangarei

Location: SPCA Whangarei
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 8.00am- 5pm 30 hours per week rostered days

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 Whangarei cares for animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.

 Our small and dedicated team of veterinary staff provide professional support to animals in our care 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. SPCA Whangarei runs a community desexing programme so the ideal candidate will have experience with small animal surgery.

 We are currently on the lookout for a 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.

 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 and members of the public
 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!

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close 28 June 2018.

 


 

Senior Animal Attendant

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

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have previous experience working with animals and managing a team, 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.Have the confidence and knowledge to give direction to staff and volunteers.
  • 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 Friday 22 June at 5.00pm

 


 

Animal Care Attendant - Part time

SPCA - Levin Centre
Permanent Part-Time Role

Reporting to the Centre Manager the animal care attendant is an exciting position that has become available at the Levin SPCA Centre. In this position you will be expected to assist the manager in the day to day running of the Centre and its volunteers, animal management including surrenders, adoptions, vet runs, medicating cleaning and relevant paperwork duties. 

To apply for this position you will ideally have:

• A proven professional track record in animal care, vet nurse certificate a bonus!
• Be able to supervise and train volunteers
• Be able to work as part of a team and unsupervised
• Have excellent people skills
• Be able to deal with confrontation
• Cash handling skills
• Good computer skills
• Hold a current full driving license and be able to drive a manual vehicle (essential)
• Live in the Horowhenua area

This is a 10 hour a week position working 5 hours each Monday and Friday.

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to get into the workforce, particually animal welfare sector and extend their knowledge of animals.

This applicant must also be flexible with regards to covering sickness and holidays of other team members 

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 Friday 22 June at 5.00pm







 

 

Please contact your local SPCA centre for other opportunities.