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Evening Animal Carer (Part-time)


Location: London

Salary: £16,100 pro-rata pa (£23,000 pa, fulltime equivalent)

Hours: 49 over two weeks (average 24.5 hours per week)

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 30th June 2024

How to Apply: Via our careers page

Every dog and cat in need deserves expert, personalised care and support, and to be loved. When you work for Mayhew, you understand that better than ever.

We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of c80 staff and c150 volunteers, here for dogs, cats and communities in the UK, in Afghanistan and in Georgia. We offer expert veterinary care, rescue and rehoming services, programmes in the community and guidance and support to improve the lives of dogs and cats in need.

We do our best for dogs and cats in need every day, working with colleague across the sector to improve their lives and to give them the care, support and love they deserve. But it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the dogs and cats we care for and those who love them.

We are recruiting Animal Carers who will share our compassion and commitment for animal welfare to work across our Kennels, Cattery and Vet Clinic.

Colaborating with staff and volunteers across the Home, you will have a hand in helping all the dogs and cats in our care, from feeding, exercising, cleaning and socialising to rehoming. This can be physically and emotionally demanding but is also hugely rewarding; you can view some of our amazing rescue stories here.

We offer a caring and supportive team, lots of variety and the opportunity to make a lasting difference to the lives of dogs and cats who rely on us. Working on a 3-weekly rotation across our Kennels, Cattery and Vet Clinic, our Animal Carers are a crucial part of our work. We operate 7-days a week; our Animal Carers choose one of two shift patterns which can be viewed in the job description.

Mayhew offers a variety of employee benefits, from enhanced annual leave from day one to Health Cash Plans.

Generally, you will:

  • Work flexibly in a team environment, often independently, to meet the specific needs of dogs and cats in our care by helping with their feeding, cleaning, exercise, training and grooming
  • Assist in the provision of treatment to dogs and cats in our Clinic
  • From time to time, help with taking in new dogs and cats into our care, rehoming and admin tasks

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • Experience in handling dogs and cats and caring for them
  • A calm, compassionate, resilient and friendly manner

Closing date for applications: Rolling, however, applying early is advised.

First interview date: First interviews are held over Microsoft Teams

Second interview date: Candidates successful at first interview will be offered a trial shift at the Home as part of the selection process

Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.