Wildlife Assistant Stapeley Grange
United Kingdom
5d ago

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate suffering of all animals.

The main responsibilities of the post include :

Admit, care for, prepare for release, release and monitor wildlife casualties according to the standard procedures and protocols of the centre.

Carry out care and rehabilitation procedures, as defined in the centre protocols, for the benefit of injured wildlife. This involves hands-

on treatment, care and monitoring all sorts of creatures (requiring different approaches).

Where appropriately trained, to ensure the medication prescribed by the veterinary officer is correctly administered, and, in his / her absence, to oversee the safe handling of drugs.

This includes keeping accurate records of permissions given and calculations and administering correct dosages across all species.

Where appropriately trained, carry out euthanasia of wildlife casualties unable to be released or rehomed, in line with RSPCA policies

Contribute to the induction, training and supervision of vocational experience students and volunteers

The successful applicant should have; / be :

Wild animal handling, assessment and first aid skills.

Some animal care experience preferably in an animal welfare or animal charity based establishment.

Field work skills such as identification of mammals and mammal tracks, bird identification.

Good written and presentation skills.

Ability to work alone and unsupervised.

Good interpersonal skills.

An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page. We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.

Please send your completed application form to : Lee.stewart rspca.org.uk by the closing date of 29th July 2018, quoting reference 2619.

The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme and a subsidised staff restaurant.

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

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