We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join us as a Cat Care Assistant at our thriving Belfast site. You will join us on a full time basis, working 35 hours per week to include weekends. In return, as our Cat Care Assistant you will receive a competitive salary of up to £19,718.96 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021, we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
Our adoption and homing centres care for thousands of cats each year until they are able to find a loving new home. In 2020 27,000 cats were rehomed,15,000 of these through our hand-free homing service, and 1,900 more reunited with their owners. This success would not be possible without our dedicated team of employees and volunteers. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our centres are the face of Cats Protection and we pride ourselves on our employees providing the very best in animal welfare and customer service.
Responsibilities of our Cat Care Assistant:
As a Cat Care Assistant, you will work to meet Cats Protections’ aims and values by providing first class care for the cats in our centres. You will be responsible for cleaning the sleeping quarters, feeding cats and taking care of specific individual needs. You will respond to enquiries from the general public, advise and educate potential new owners in the care and welfare of their cats.
What we’re looking for in our Cat Care Assistant:
A full, manual driving license is essential - valid for minimum 6 months
An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills
A strong, flexible team player
Lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude
Experience working with or handling cats is desirable
What we can offer you:
salary of up to £19,718.96 per annum plus excellent benefits
generous annual leave entitlement
contribution pension scheme
life assurance scheme
range of health benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Join us as our Cat Care Assistant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 03 July 2022
Virtual interview date: w/c 11 July 2022
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.