Animal Welfare Assistant, Hertfordshire job in london 2022

Animal Welfare Assistant, Hertfordshire job in london 2022

Animal Welfare Assistant, Hertfordshire job in london 2022

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£21,622 a year

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Animal Welfare Assistant, Hertfordshire rehoming centre
Permanent, full time (open to job share)

Pets are at the heart of everything we do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, our Education and Behaviour teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life.

What is the role?
We are currently recruiting for Animal Welfare Assistants to work as part of our team delivering a first-class customer experience, answering queries and matching and rehoming pets effectively and by presenting a professional and friendly approach both face to face and on the telephone.

Our Blue Cross team members will be passionate about animal welfare and have a desire to help pets and people. We are looking for success orientated individuals who will thrive on the challenge of working in a Blue Cross rehoming centre. The position will cover the care of dogs and cats on site and provide support to all species in foster homes and on our Home Direct scheme. Experience of assessing dogs and dog training would be an advantage.

This is a permanent full time role working 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota, which includes weekends and public holidays. We would also consider applications from those looking to work as part of a job share.

Want to know more detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:

  • Valid manual driving licence, this role requires a significant amount of driving
  • Paid or voluntary employment with domestic animals
  • Experience of working with members of the public in a customer service environment
  • Sound administrative skills, including computerised systems
  • Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Experience of cash handling

It would be great if you had:

  • Paid or voluntary employment in an animal welfare environment
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Animal management qualification or equivalent experience gained through employment or vocational training
  • Animal behaviour qualification or equivalent experience gained through employment or vocational training

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you.

Why work for Blue Cross?

  • 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays) – pro rata for part time
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Holiday exchange & enhanced parental leave
  • Annual volunteer days
  • Long service awards, starting from 5 years
  • Huge range of discounts across high street stores, insurance services & more

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the ‘why work for us’ page on our website.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Salary: £21,622 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 18th November 2022
Interview date: week commencing 5th December 2022

Interviews will consist of a competency based Interview and a practical animal handling assessment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. You can get in touch with us either via email at, via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams.

Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,622.00 per year





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Entertainment Assistant

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£10.65 an hour

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Fixed term contract


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Entertainment Assistant

SEA LIFE London; County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd
United Kingdom


Calling all explorers, ever wanted to come face-to-fin with some of the most curious creatures you will ever meet? Here at SEA LIFE London we are on the lookout for Entertainment Assistants or as we like to call them ‘SEA LIFE Rangers’ to tell the tales of our creatures and attraction.

About the role

This is a 6 month contract , based upon working a minimum of 25 hours per week. The attraction is open daily and so flexibility will be needed with shifts including weekends, bank holidays and peak seasons.

As Entertainment Assistant you will play a key role in educating and entertaining our guests of all ages, portraying a variety of exciting and educational characters who deliver fin-tastic experiences through immersive learning, shows and play.

Daily duties will include supervising our Rock Pool, leading our outstanding Behind the Scenes Tours and our immersive in-house site-specific shows, pioneering one to one personal experiences so that every guest can leave saying that they learnt something amazing.

The role will require you to wear a costume and so you’ll need to be comfortable being able to entertain our guests whilst in character.

Please note that this is not an Aquarist role and whilst we do work alongside some animals, we do not take any responsibility for animal husbandry.

To succeed in this role you will have,

  • Previous performing experience, along with heaps of stamina and the ability to maintain an infectious energy to interact with guests daily and perform shows on a rotational basis.
  • A genuine interest and passion for marine life and be prepared to do your homework, learning lots of information and scripts.
  • The confidence to deliver fun and engaging, interactive, educational, and family focused shows in character whilst wearing a costume.

We’re a close-knit team, and so we’ll need you to be a reliable teammate, who is also confident to work alone when needed.

Ultimately, we are looking for guest obsessed individuals that are willing to consistently deliver a service that goes above and beyond!

Ready for the challenge? Then dive in and apply today!

What can we offer you?

  • An hourly rate of £10.65 paid fortnightly
  • Discounts at all our attractions on food and retail
  • 40% online LEGO discount
  • Access to a best-in-class employee discount website, with deals on hotels, phones and much more!
  • Merlin Magic Pass – allowing your friends and family free entry into our attractions worldwide!

Perhaps the biggest benefits of joining us, however, are the outstanding opportunities for career development across the rapidly growing group.

Everyone Matters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we’ll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.

If you have any questions or if you require any assistance, because of a disability or medical condition, please contact us by email at and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.




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