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Careers at SPCA New Zealand

Canine Attendant

Auckland SPCA, Mangere

Part-time (32 hours per week) permanent position

Do you have excellent people skills and a passion for animal welfare? Then we may have the job for you.

The Auckland SPCA has a position available as a team member of our very busy Canine team.The position is 32 hours a week and the hours are 7.30am – 4.30pm including weekends and public holidays and flexibility in regard to days and hours of work is a must.  The position will be busy, exciting, challenging and you would be working with like minded people who get the opportunity to make a difference every day.Duties will include:
  • Assisting with incoming dogs & general care of the dogs in the village including feeding, cleaning and administering medication
  • Monitoring animal health and behaviour
  • Enhancing opportunities for socialisation, enrichment and behaviour modification for the dogs in the shelter
  • Dealing with enquiries regarding adoption of dogs in person, via phone or website
  • Co coordinating volunteers working in the Canine areas
  • Working with other departments to ensure the canine area is functioning well and goals are being achieved
To be successful in your application you need to have the following values and skills:PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience and evidence based skills in animal care, behaviour and training
  • Experience working as an effective and positive team member
  • Applicable tertiary qualification e.g. animal care, animal welfare, canine training and behaviour would be preferable.
Skills & Abilities:
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good inter-personal skills - ability to build rapport with staff, volunteers, other stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Good dog skills
  • Active, physically able to cope with the rigor of the job
Equipment used and/or technology skills:
  • Sound computer skills including the use of e-mail, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  • Full, current New Zealand driver’s licence
Personal attributes:
  • Professional in approach, open and engaging in manner.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic to make a difference.
  • Good at getting things done – a doer, action oriented, hard working
  • Demonstrates a clear commitment to the values of the SPCA Auckland.
If you are the person we are looking for please apply to Ashley Phipps via SEEK. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. Applications close 5pm Sunday 29th October 2017.

Please contact your local SPCA centre for other opportunities.

Animal Welfare Inspector

3 x full time, permanent positions available

  • Are you interested in compliance work and are passionate about animal welfare?
  • Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?

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 service the Auckland region between Port Waikato to Wellsford.


Every day of the year our Inspectorate team are investigating animal welfare complaints, enforcing the Animal Welfare Act, prosecuting offenders, responding to emergency animal welfare cases and advising people of their obligations in caring for their animals.

We are looking for motivated and suitably experienced people to join the SPCA Auckland Inspectorate Team. We currently have 3 positions available.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, have practical experience with animals, and: 

·               Have the qualifications and experience required to hold an inspector warrant under the Animal Welfare Act, or be willing to train to reach this standard

·               Preferably be warranted and experienced as an Animal Welfare inspector

·               Be a self motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about a career as a compliance professional.

·               Have excellent communication and conflict management skills and the physical abilities to carry out the role effectively.

·               Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, be able to work unsupervised and to prioritise effectively, managing complex workloads.

·               Will have a full current New Zealand driver’s licence

A position description will be available on request.

If you meet all of the above criteria and wish to apply, then please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Coordinator, Paula Quigley at

Applications close on Friday July 21st 2017.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.