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Careers at SPCA New Zealand

Retail Assistant – Waikato SPCA Op-Shop

Location: Waikato SPCA Op Shop, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Part time, 12 hours per week, permanent paid position

Are you motivated, well organised, professional retail superstar that's passionate about animal welfare?  If so, this role could just be for you!

The SPCA in Waikato are currently seeking a person for the position of part-time op shop assistant to help with our Dinsdale Op-Shop in Hamilton. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude who wants to play a part in helping the animals of the Waikato by raising money through selling donated goods. No two days are the same with lots of variety each day. 

This position at times will be sole charge. Hours are 12 hours per week (weekend work included) although flexibility is a must as extra holiday cover maybe required.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in retail with cash handling and excellent interpersonal skills. You must have a can do attitude with amazing customer service skills. You will need to be flexible with work times, outstanding communication skills and great attention to detail. 

Key responsibilities

  • Helping customers with purchases and general enquires
  • Pricing, sorting, cleaning and general appraisal of all donated well.
  • Managing the shop when required
  • Volunteer supervision - work and supervise volunteers to help run the shop smoothly.
  • Merchandising and op shop presentation
  • Sorting and managing donations (some physical lifting required)
  • Local marketing initiatives
  • Retail sales, administration and reporting
Skills and abilities
  • Applicants must have a full clean drivers licence
  • Leadership experience would be advantage
  • Op Shop/Sales experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive, friendly and can-do attitude
  • Good computer skills
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills
  • Flexible, professional and pro-active team approach
  • The ability to work to a budget, meet deadlines and achieve KPI's
If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via SEEK to Laura Van Der Kley, Centre Manager, Waikato SPCA with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

Applications close at 4pm on Thursday November 23rd 2017.

 


Inspectorate Coordinator

Location: Auckland SPCA, Mangere

Full time, fixed term 12 month maternity leave cover

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand. Our inspectorate team provide service by receiving animal welfare complaints, attending to animal cruelty complaints, advocating for animal justice and helping those animals in need.

We are seeking a confident and exceptional person who can help our busy Inspectorate team in Auckland by assisting with the coordination of an effective response to all animal welfare complaints and to support the effective operation of our inspectors and Field Officers. You will draw on your previous management and coordination experience to implement logistical and operational support for our Inspectorate team, including the development of best practice policies, procedures and training regimes.   

This is what we are looking for:

Knowledge and Experience

  • Management and leadership experience, especially call centre initiated complaint and incident response operations
  • Knowledge and understanding of compliance activities within an operational response environment.
  • Relevant Animal Welfare knowledge
  • Experience in the development and operation of systems, rosters, processes and databases to support operational activity
Skills and Abilities 
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – statistics and data analysis, report writing, systems
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - ability to build rapport with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage team development
Are you committed to the values of the SPCA? If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please CLICK HERE to apply via SEEK to Brydee King, with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

 



Supporter Care and Database Administrator

Location: Marketing and Fundraising Department, Mangere, Auckland

Full-time, permanent position

The role

You will be the first point of contact for our donors and financial supporters both on the phone and by email, so it is essential that you love to provide great service. You will be responsive, attentive, accurate, timely and courteous to our donors – providing them an experience that is memorable, valuable and enjoyable.

You will also be responsible for processing and reconciling incoming donations, monthly giving payments and merchandise orders. You will work across databases ensuring that all aspects of data entry and administrative support are provided in a timely and accurate manner. Due to this, a minimum data entry speed of 6000 KPH is essential.

This role is an integral part of the marketing and fundraising team; a fast paced, high performing team within a friendly and supportive team environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Data entry and administration
  • Processing of donations and financial transactions
  • Donor and financial supporter enquiries by phone and email
Essential skills and experience required:
  • Proven experience in data entry
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Proven experience in customer service and administration
  • A minimum data entry speed of 6000 KPH
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills including database systems and Microsoft Excel
  • The ability to quickly learn new computer software
  • Positive and professional in all dealings
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
If you’d like to use your skills to really make a difference, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via SEEK to Kirsten Davidson, Fundraising and Data Team Leader with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

 


Northern Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator

Full time, permanent position

Location: New Lynn, Auckland based but work in the SPCA Animal Village in Mangere is also required.

The role:

Do you love events and have strong time-management and customer service skills? This could be the perfect role for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our Marketing and Fundraising team and assist in the planning and implementation of our major fundraising events.  Exceptional organisational skills, professional phone manner and eye for detail will be essential.

You will work closely with the Community and Events Fundraising Manager and the wider Fundraising team to increase revenue and profitability across all fundraising events and community activity. You must be able to work autonomously as your team leader and wider events team are based throughout the country. Flexibility and drive are required in what can be a demanding role. A hard-working and proactive individual will thrive while gaining valuable events fundraising experience.

This role is a vital part of the Marketing and Fundraising team.  We are a very busy, high performing team, and provide a friendly and supportive team environment. Full, clean driving license and own vehicle are essential. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordination and implementation of fundraising events
  • Providing telephone support and encouragement for community fundraisers
  • Maintaining supporter databases
  • Administrative support for the Marketing & Fundraising team
  • Promoting fundraising activities via email, web and social media marketing and in person
Key skills and experience required:
  • Proven events and fundraiser recruitment experience
  • Exceptional time-management, organisational and planning ability
  • Proven Customer service and fundraiser’s engagement experience
  • Highly developed communication skills, including excellent writing skills and professional telephone manner
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Administrative and data entry experience
  • Excellent computer skills, experience of The Raiser’s Edge would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
If you’d like to use your skills to really make a difference, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via SEEK to Alex Wilson, Community and Events Fundraising Manager with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

Applications close at 4pm on Sunday November 19th 2017.

 


Casual Vet Nurse

Location: Auckland SPCA, Mangere

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 service the whole Auckland region between Port Waikato to Wellsford.

Our dedicated team of Vet Nurses provide professional support to our hospital vets to achieve the best outcome for animals. The successful applicant will demonstrate a high level of professionalism and empathy, and as part of the team, ensure that the animals receive best practice care and treatment.

We are able to offer the successful applicant a great team to work with, a unique, challenging environment and an opportunity to further develop and strengthen your nursing skills.

This role could suit a new graduate or student nurse.

If you are interested in a role where no two days are the same, and the work you do every day makes a difference to the lives of animals in need, we want to hear from you.

If you'd like to use your skills to really make a difference, and you match the above criteria we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via SEEK to Dash BalachandranHead Nurse with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria.

Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request by emailing paula.quigley@spca.org.nz.

Applications close at 4pm on 24th November 2017.


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.