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Op Shop Retail Manager – Whangarei and Kamo

Location: Whangarei and Kamo

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

The 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 since 1883. The SPCA Op Shops throughout New Zealand help raise vital funds, through selling donated goods, for our organisation to save the lives of the animals that come through our doors.

We are seeking an experienced and proactive person to fill the full-time role of Op Shop Manager in our successful Op Shops in Whangarei and Kamo.

Reporting to the Area Manager, the Op Shop Retail Manager will be responsible for the day to day operation of two Op Shops as well as rostering and recruiting volunteers and seeking donations and/or sponsorship.  Day to day duties will include merchandising and op shop presentation, stock control, stock pricing, training volunteers, banking and weekly and monthly reporting. You will need to have excellent customer service skills and lots of energy as this is a physical and diverse role in a fast paced environment that turns over merchandise quickly. No two days will be the same!

The Op Shop Retail Manager will also work with the Whangarei SPCA team to support other SPCA marketing initiatives and to promote a positive image of the SPCA in the community.

In return, we can offer you an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Whangarei SPCA and make a difference to the lives of the animals we support.

Skills and abilities for this role:

  • Retail management or team leader experience
  • Op Shop/sales experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • A positive, friendly and can-do attitude
  • A full drivers licence
  • Physically able for moderate physical work (sorting and managing donations)
  • Flexibility to work weekends
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills
  • Professional and pro-active team approach
  • The ability to work to a budget, meet deadlines and achieve targets
If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, please apply to Francine Shields Area Manager via www.SEEK.co.nzwith 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.

A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not apply directly to this email address).

Applications close on 4 May 2018.


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 2 years 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 2 years practical experience
  • Able to do IV injections, IV placement, blood collection and other laboratory processing, x-rays, general anesthetic monitoring, surgical and inpatient nursing
  • Dedication to animal welfare
  • Great team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great time management
  • Good retention and recognition
  • 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 SEEK to Dash Balachandran, Head Nurse 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.

A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not directly apply to this email address)

Applications close 30h April 2018.


Animal Welfare Inspector

Contract: Full time, permanent position

Location: Tauranga – Covers wider area as required.

  • Are you interested in compliance work and 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.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 a motivated and suitably qualified/experienced person to join the SPCA Inspectorate Team in Tauranga.The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, have practical experience with animals, and: 
  • Preferably be warranted and experienced as an Animal Welfare Inspector
  • Or currently hold the qualifications required under the Animal Welfare Act or currently be training to obtain this qualification
  • 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

If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, please apply to Margaret Rawiri Area Manager via SEEK 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. A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not apply directly to this email address).

Applications close at 4pm on Friday April 27th 2018.


Customer Services Representative / Animal Attendant

Contract: Permanent part-time role

Hours of work will be: Saturday 8.30am - 4.00pm, Sunday 8.30am - 3.00pm & Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Location: SPCA Tauranga Centre, Bay of Plenty

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 Customer Services Representative/ Animal Attendant who can help our centre achieve the best outcomes for the animals under our care. The Customer Services Representative part of the role is responsible for creating a friendly and helpful first impression for our customers and suppliers as they contact by phone or step inside our doors. The Animal Attendant part of the role 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, please apply via SEEK to Margaret Rawiri, Area Manager with your CV and a Cover Letter. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not directly apply to this email).

Applications close Friday May 4th 2018.

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 paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

Applications close April 26th 2018.

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.


Op Shop Retail Manager

Location: Greerton, Tauranga

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

The 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 since 1883. The SPCA Op Shops throughout New Zealand help raise vital funds, through selling donated goods, for our organisation to save the lives of the animals that come through our doors.

We are seeking an experienced and proactive person to fill the full-time role of Op Shop Manager in our successful Op Shop in Greerton.

Reporting to the Area Manager, the Op Shop Manager will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Op Shop as well as rostering and recruiting volunteers and seeking donations and/or sponsorship.  Day to day duties will include merchandising and op shop presentation, stock control, stock pricing, training volunteers, banking and weekly and monthly reporting. You will need to have excellent customer service skills and lots of energy as this is a physical and diverse role in a fast paced environment that turns over merchandise quickly. No two days will be the same!

The Op Shop Manager will also work with the Tauranga SPCA team to support other SPCA marketing initiatives and to promote a positive image of the SPCA in the community.

In return, we can offer you an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Tauranga SPCA and make a difference to the lives of the animals we support.

Skills and abilities for this role:
  • Retail management or team leader experience
  • Op Shop/sales experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • A positive, friendly and can-do attitude
  • A full drivers licence
  • Physically able for moderate physical work (sorting and managing donations)
  • Flexibility to work weekends
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills
  • Professional and pro-active team approach
  • The ability to work to a budget, meet deadlines and achieve targets

If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, please apply to Margaret Rawiri Area Manager via SEEK 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.

A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz (please do not apply directly to this email address).

Applications close on 24th April 2018.


Senior Animal Welfare Inspector

Location: SPCA Waikato Centre, Hamilton

Contract: Full time, permanent position
  • Are you a warranted inspector with over 2 years of experience in the field?
  • Are you an existing or experienced leader or someone looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Can you lead by example both in the office and out in the field in this Waikato based role?
A Senior Animal Welfare Inspector will play an integral part in the development, coaching and mentoring of a proficient team of Animal Welfare Inspectors.

Every day of the year our Inspectorate teams 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.

The ideal candidate must have the following skills and experience:
  • Be a current, warranted inspector with a minimum of 2 years work experience
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act and have practical experience with animals and their welfare needs
  • Proven leadership skills or qualities
  • Have excellent communication and conflict management skills and the physical abilities to carry out the role effectively
  • Excellent information-gathering skills, the ability to record information accurately and to work independently
  • A flexible approach to the hours of work, be able to work unsupervised and to prioritise effectively, managing complex and varied workloads
  • Will have a full current and clean New Zealand driver's licence
Other desirable qualities include:
  • Mature temperament, confident and able to make sound judgment calls
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of animals across the Waikato Region
  • Being comfortable working in the community, with people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Be a self-motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about a career as a compliance professional and happy to work with various teams and SPCA centres across the country
If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference to New Zealand's animals, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter addressed to Sue Kinsella, Area Manager. Applications close on 3rd May 2018.

A position description is available on request from paula.quigley@spca.org.nz. Please do not directly apply to this email address).

Human Resources Advisor

Contract: Permanent part-time role
Hours: 20 hours per week
Location: SPCA Wellington Centre, Newtown, Wellington

SPCA has recently become a unified organisation with a regional approach. The aim is to have one effective SPCA voice, one strategy, one Board and one positive and effective culture to improve animal welfare across New Zealand.
We are looking for an experienced Human Resources Advisor to support our Central Region centres. You may be an animal lover but people and processes are your passion. This role will see you coach, guide and advise managers and employees on all things Human Resources-related including employee relations, employment law and documentation, performance management, health and safety, capability development and talent management.
In this role, you will:
• Be passionate and skilled in human resources management processes, documentation, employee relations and embedding a positive culture
• Be confident in engaging with staff at all levels and build relationships as a trusted and well-respected advisor
• Be confident in dealing with conflict resolution 
• Be experienced in employment law, employment relations documentation and processes
• Be compliance-focused and risk-aware and be a strong advocate for wellbeing
• Contribute to the implementation of the SPCA strategy and culture
• Assist with the integration of effective processes and systems to support all aspects of remuneration, benefits, engagement and recognition.
Key requirements:
• 2-3 years' experience in a Human Resources Advisor role
• Experience working in a multi-site organisation 
• Strong employee relations experience
• High levels of customer focus and a genuine care of and commitment to people
• Sound knowledge of NZ employment legislation
• Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills
• Flexible and adaptable working style
• You will have relevant tertiary education or significant HR generalist experience

What SPCA can offer you?
• Highly passionate people to work alongside
• Better work stories!
• Supportive culture
• SPCA discounts for you and your pets 
• Onsite parking

If you think you have what it takes, please apply here with your CV and covering letter. Applications for this role close on 10th May 2018. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

For a copy of the Job Description visit https://www.qjumpers.co.nz/39118/desc/

Please contact your local SPCA centre for other opportunities.

 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 paula.quigley@spca.org.nz

Applications close on Friday July 21st 2017.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.