Dog Walking Assistant (Part-Time)

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 (Part – Time)
Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Salary: £8.72 – £11.70 per hour 

Start: 06/04/2020
Duration: 6 months +
Hours and days: 5 Days (10 hours) per week (Mon-Fri)
Expected one shift per day (10:30-12:30 or 12:30-14:30), extra shifts may be available 8:30-10:30 or 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 (at least one year’s experience) and access to own vehicle.
  • 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.