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Careers at SPCA New Zealand

SPCA Veterinarian

Full time, Permanent

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need since 1883. SPCA Auckland cares for animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.

We are looking for a fully qualified and friendly veterinarian to join the SPCA Auckland Veterinary Hospital.

Vets at the village are supported by qualified nurses along with multiple assistants and volunteers. The SPCA handles approximately 10,000 animals per year and the opportunity for education and experience is limitless. The hospital is equipped with all the daily functioning equipment along with digital full body and dental x-ray, dental machine, IV fluid pumps, surgical suite and anesthetic monitoring equipment.

The successful candidate would need to be confident with routine surgery and medicine. You will need to be comfortable working with nursing staff along with 5th year vet students and have the ability to work with several different groups within the SPCA Village. 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Coordinator Paula Quigley at paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. A position description is available upon request.


Secondary Schools Education Manager

Full-time, permanent position, Auckland

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative NZ registered secondary school teacher who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of humans and animals. Applicants will need a sound knowledge of NCEA, thorough New Zealand Curriculum knowledge and understanding of transformational future-oriented learning and teaching approaches.

This exciting new role is responsible for the development and implementation of high quality animal welfare education resources and initiatives, for secondary schools throughout New Zealand. Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a tertiary qualification and experience in secondary education, heaps of energy, empathy, compassion and innovation. They will be self-aware, eager to learn and work well as part of a team.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

• Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in secondary education.

• In-depth understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum.

• Thorough practical and theoretical knowledge of National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

• Knowledge of effective educational techniques and practices that work for young people.

• Ability to engage, collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders.

• Experience in leading others and working collaboratively across diverse sectors and communities.

• A deep understanding of and a passion for education and positive behavioural change.

• An understanding of animals and of animal welfare.

• Strengths in planning and teaching social sciences and/or natural sciences would be an advantage.

This role is a busy one, and being part of a small team means being flexible and being able to work independently and take initiative when required.

Does this sound like you? Are you committed to the values of SPCA New Zealand? Then please apply with a CV and covering letter (stating why you are ideal for the position) to Nicole Peddie at nicole.peddie@spca.nz by Sunday 6th August 2017. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on Friday 11th August and Monday 14th August 2017. For further information, please contact Nicole Peddie, SPCA Education Manager on nicole.peddie@spca.nz or (09) 256 2526. A position description will be available on request.


Feline Team Leader

Full-time, permanent position

A great opportunity has become available for a permanent position to lead our busy and passionate feline and small creatures team (rabbits, rats, mice and guinea pigs) at the SPCA Auckland.

If you are committed to animal welfare, want to make a difference and would enjoy working with likeminded people this may be the job for you!

This is a 40 hour per week position with the successful applicant being able to be flexible with days worked when required.  The hours of work are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

 The role includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing strong and consistent leadership to a committed and well-functioning team
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the welfare needs of animals are met in accordance with SPCA policies and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 1999
  • Ensuring high quality customer service to both internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful adoption outcomes
  • Contributing towards the development and implementation of policies and procedures and training that ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • An ability to communicate with other SPCA Auckland teams to ensure interdepartmental systems and processes are effective and maintained to the required standard
  • A strong commitment to the values of the SPCA Auckland
  • Providing  team members with up to date knowledge of animal care
  • Reporting  to and assisting the Senior Management team as required and providing relevant data and statistics
  • Assisting  with the integration and development of volunteers within the team
  • Organising team events within and outside the SPCA Auckland

Qualifications and skills required for this role include:

  • Tertiary level qualification in animal husbandry / behaviour and animal care
  • Strong leadership, motivational and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills and experience in conflict resolution and de-escalation
  • Excellent processing and data entry skills
  • Experience in effective recruitment of staff to ensure the continuance of a high performing team
  • Have management and leadership experience of a successful team and experience with coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • The ability and experience to assess animal behaviours and provide the best plan for positive outcomes
  • Strong time management, organisational and planning skills
  • Flexibility to work weekends and Public Holidays when required

Applications close on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

Please forward your written application including CV and a covering letter by email to: tracy.dunn@spca.org.nz.

Please note a CV without a covering letter will not be considered.

A position description is available upon request. 


 

Maintenance Facilities Technician

Part-time, permanent position 

A great opportunity has become available for a part-time Maintenance Facilities Technician to join the SPCA Auckland Facilities Team for 20 hours per week.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience and expertise in Building Facilities Maintenance and working with contractors. The role requires a hands on approach to all maintenance tasks which will include a broad range of general maintenance duties.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

·         Assist the Facilities Team in the day-to-day running of the Facilities Maintenance Requirements of the SPCA

·         Respond and action all Maintenance Requests within a timely manner

·         General Building and Painting Repairs

·         Minor Plumbing/Carpentry and Electrical Repairs

·         Assisting the Garden and Grounds Attendant when Required

·         Assist in keeping up to date Records of the Repair and Maintenance of Plant and Equipment

·         Assist in the administration of the CMMS preventative maintenance program

·         Assist with Contractor Management and Health and Safety implementation and monitoring

·         Assist with other duties when and if  required

Qualifications and skills required for this role include:

·         General trade & building background knowledge with experience in a similar role

·         Strong eye for detail with good organisational and problem solving skills

·         Competent use and maintenance of hand tools/ machinery/ equipment

·         Strong time management and planning ability

·         Ability to understand technical manuals and drawings

·         Ability to work within budget guidelines and contribute to financial planning

·         Good understanding of NZ Health & Safety compliance requirements

·         Ability to be flexible and adaptable with hours / days of work and a variety of duties

·         Accept position-related training programs when necessary

·         A basic understanding of building and compliance codes

·         Computer / technology literate with a strong understanding of Microsoft software (excel/word etc.)

Personal Attributes:

·         Capable of working independently and as part of a team

·         Good communication skills verbal and written

·         Committed to Health and Safety and continuous improvement

·         Can-do attitude with an exceptional work ethic

·         Ability to be flexible and adaptable

·         Take pride in personal presentation and be a confident communicator

·         Motivated and enthusiastic to make a difference

·         Eligible to work in New Zealand

·         Comfortable working in all weather conditions

·         A good level of physical health and fitness

If you have a passion for animal welfare, want to use your technical skills to help make a difference and would enjoy working with likeminded people, this may be the job for you!

Please forward your written application including CV and a covering letter by email to: gary.martin@spca.org.nz. Applications close on Friday 4th August 2017.

Please note a CV without a covering letter will not be considered.

A position description is available upon request. 


Please contact your local SPCA centre for other opportunities.

Animal Welfare Inspector

3 x full time, permanent positions available

  • Are you interested in compliance work and are passionate about animal welfare?
  • Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1883. We service the Auckland region between Port Waikato to Wellsford.

 

Every day of the year our Inspectorate team are investigating animal welfare complaints, enforcing the Animal Welfare Act, prosecuting offenders, responding to emergency animal welfare cases and advising people of their obligations in caring for their animals.

We are looking for motivated and suitably experienced people to join the SPCA Auckland Inspectorate Team. We currently have 3 positions available.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, have practical experience with animals, and: 

·               Have the qualifications and experience required to hold an inspector warrant under the Animal Welfare Act, or be willing to train to reach this standard

·               Preferably be warranted and experienced as an Animal Welfare inspector

·               Be a self motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about a career as a compliance professional.

·               Have excellent communication and conflict management skills and the physical abilities to carry out the role effectively.

·               Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, be able to work unsupervised and to prioritise effectively, managing complex workloads.

·               Will have a full current New Zealand driver’s licence

A position description will be available on request.

If you meet all of the above criteria and wish to apply, then please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Coordinator, Paula Quigley at paula.quigley@spca.org.nz

Applications close on Friday July 21st 2017.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.