Dog Walking Assistant (Casual)

Applications for this vacancy are now CLOSED.
All applications received are currently being held on file, with hiring currently being postponed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Job Title: Dog Walking Assistant (Casual)
Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Salary: £8.72 – £11.70 per hour 

Start: 06/04/2020
Duration: 6 months +
Hours and days: casual (Mon-Fri)
Shifts: 8:30-10:30 | 10:30-12:30 | 12:30-14:30 | 14:30 – 16:30

The Role
Kasaya is an established local Pet Service business, ran by a professional dog walker and trainer. I am now offering the opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic individual to become a team member, as an Assistant Dog Walker (part-time). Ideal for those who love working outdoors with animals and are seeking a role with training and progression opportunities.

CLOSING DATE: 20/03/2020

 Responsibilities
Working initially as a pair and then eventually independently as required, you will be assisting with collecting dogs from their homes, walking in public spaces and then providing after care / returning home.

  • Read, understand and confirm with manager a daily dog walking schedule (when and where dogs are to be walked).
  • Work out the most efficient routes for allocated collections and drop offs.
  • Check and ensure vehicle (company van or own car) is equipped correctly each morning and carry out basic vehicle checks.
  • Safely drive and park a vehicle safely between dog’s homes and local public walking locations.
  • Collect dogs from inside their homes and dress appropriately in collar / harnesses / coats.
  • Safely secure in and let out dogs out of pet taxi vehicle.
  • Ensure all necessary personal equipment is carried on you at all times (including emergency kit).
  • Walk dogs in small groups (maximum 5 dogs) in a public space, with a strict awareness for both yours and their safety at all times – as well as members of the public (and their dogs).
  • Provide aftercare following each dog walk including providing dogs with water and rinsing / toweling as necessary.
  • Complete sign off duties at the end of the day including clearing vehicle of dirty equipment and rubbish and checking in keys.

Skills and Experience

Person Specification

 Essential

  • Currently own or have previously owned and cared for a pet dog.
  • Hold a full clean driving license with at least one year’s experience.
  • Access to own vehicle for use to transport dogs (suitable vehicle crating systems provided).
  • Ability to remain calm under stress.
  • Ability to concentrate on multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to carry out tasks in a thorough and methodical manner.
  • Organised and ability to keep to time.
  • Confident driving and parking a small van in new and varied locations with or without use of Satnav.
  • Confident working amongst and communicating with members of the public in a polite and cheerful manner.

 Desirable

  • Experience working with and handling dogs in a professional manner (e.g. in a kennels or grooming parlour).
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Good computer and mobile technology skills including use of email and social media apps.