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Animal Welfare Officer

The Role

The animal welfare Service (formally known as the dog Control Service) was extablished in 1987, and has been at the forefront in the UK for promoting responsible dog ownership and animal welfare, whilst having dog friendly laws and regulations which are regularly enforced

We are looking for a person who cares passionately about animals, and has a common sense approach to ownership and rersponsibility.  This person would ideally  have a working knowledge and experience in the enforcement of laws, in particular The Animal Welfare act 2006, The Environmental Protection Act 1991 sec 149-151, Dog Control Orders 2006, ASB Act 2014, and the Microchipping of Dogs(England) Act 2015. 

Training will be given to the right  candidate who has demonstrated an aptitude towards law enforcement or experience in other areas of law enforcement.  They must also be a good communicator, with a level of grammar to prepare witness statements and prepare cases for court or other agencies, and to write reports, have experience in handling dogs and other animals, and on accsion, dangerous dogs, be customer focused and have an ability for solution focused problem solving.  This person must hold a full UK driving license, be prepared to work shifts Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend working, and drive a council vehicle.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Callis on 020 8871 7132

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  30th July 2019

Shortlisting Date: 5th August 2019

Interview Date: 13th August 2019

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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