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Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch


RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch


Apprentice Animal Care Assistant vacancy for a student undertaking an NVQ level 2. Students will be assessed by the College of Animal welfare but will work at


RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Animal Centre

Wade Street


West Yorkshire



Vacancy description

Trainees will have the opportunity of developing their skills with Dogs, Cats and a wide variety of small animals.

They will receive on site training not only for animal husbandry but eventually for viewing animals to the public, customer care and assisting with veterinary clinics.


This is a physically demanding role that will require a high level of fitness.

Our Apprentice Animal Care Assistants are required to be able to work in all areas of the Centre. They are rotated between, kennels, cattery and the small animal block. This provides variety for the staff and ensures that they have a rounded knowledge of all species.

The key responsibilities are




First Aid

Handling & Restraint

Health & Safety

Customer Care

Dog Walking


Using the branch soft ware- Animal Shelter Manager

Administering flea/worm/ and other medication (supervised)

Viewing animals to the public


Weekly Wage- £146. 25


Working Week- 37.5 hours/week- one day off per week plus alternate weekends

 8.30 am- 5.00pm


Closing Date- 4th June 2019

Interview Date- Thursday 13th June

Start Date- earliest date 1st July


Please send application forms to

Jenna Ives-Moody

or post to:

Jenna Ives-Moody


Wade Street




Based at RSPCA Animal Centre, Halifax

Part time weekend Animal Care Assistant

Starting salary-minimum wage, 7.5 hours a week ( alternate weekends)


With a relevant NVQ level 2 / Diploma in animal Care, applicants should have practical experience in animal handling and training.


You will need to possess excellent organisation skills and have previous experience of working in a kennel environment.  Candidates will also have the ability to communicate fluently and effectively with others at all levels both verbally and in writing.


You will be highly motivated and able to work under pressure on your own initiative whilst retaining a good sense of humour.  You will be empathetic towards others in, sometimes, difficult circumstances.

  A driving licence is desirable.

Please send application forms to

Jenna Ives-Moody


Wade Street



or email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 6th June.

Interviews will take place on 13th June