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Daycare Driver & Carer

Daycare Driver & Carer

City Paws Club is a leading doggy day care centre based in Chessington (KT9). We are a small business with around 25 employees. Most importantly, our dogs, clients and staff are at the heart of what we do! We are currently recruiting for a Dog Day Care Driver & Carer based in SW or W London to join our friendly team.

Are you passionate about dogs? Do you enjoy providing the highest level of customer care? If that sounds like you, then City Paws Club wants to hear from you…

Excellent rate of pay, fun working environment, and full training provided!

What does a typical day look like?

You will start the day by driving your van, fitted with secure dog crates to collect our clients’ dogs from their homes.

You will carefully drive them to our daycare centre in Chessington (KT9). You will collect from postcodes within South West/West London, you would be allocated to a specific collection area.
You are responsible for supervising the dogs throughout the day, keeping them safe, happy, stimulated, fed, watered and cool etc.
Following our daily enrichment programme with the dogs, including treat work, basic cues and obedience training, redirection and scent games.
Pitch in with the day-to-day tasks that come with working at a day care centre that will involve cleaning (very important in a daycare environment) and also scoopin’ up the poop regularly!
Washing and drying dogs ready for their return home.
Set down the daycare site, washing bowls etc.
Then it is home time! You will drive the dogs home, back to their owners and finally clean your van at the end of your shift.

Who are we looking for?

You are passionate about animal care. You do not necessarily need to have had prior professional experience though, as we will provide training for the right candidate. However, animal-related experience and/or qualifications would be an advantage.

You will be part of a close-knit group of dog lovers, so being a good team player is essential.

You are an exceptional driver. Previous van driving experience is not essential but you should certainly be a confident and capable driver. You must have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and have a full clean UK licence.

You will not be afraid of the great outdoors, regardless of the weather – come rain or shine, hailstones or snow. You are physically capable of handling dogs of all sizes. This is a role predominantly outdoors throughout the day.

You should be great with customers. You will be face-to-face with many of our lovely clients when you pick up and drop off the dogs, so a charming disposition and being able to speak good English are essential qualities.

You will need to have common sense, be extremely reliable and an excellent time keeper, as a must!

In return, we can offer you:

Take full advantage of our three tier in-house training programme
Level 2 recognised qualification in Canine Husbandry
20 days paid leave. Plus, no work on the weekends!
The opportunity to work with lovely dogs in a happy environment.

If this sounds like the job for you, please send us your CV and – just as importantly – a covering note explaining why dog care is the right industry for you. If you sound like our kind of person, we will be in touch asap. The next step would be a telephone conversation, followed by a face-to-face interview and driving assessment. Please send your application to Kaii McKenzie – kaii@citypawsclub.co.uk

Hours & Salary:

45 hours per week
Monday – Friday 06:30-16.30 (1 hour unpaid lunch break)
£23,000 per annum

Staff Benefits:

No weekends
A fun, supportive and inclusive work environment
Staff outings
Discounted dog grooming & dog products
Employee Assistance Program
Tastecard+ & Coffee Club Membership
Employee Pension Scheme

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act of 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Candidates must be over 21 and have a full clean driving license.