Kennel Officer

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade: Scale 4, £23,400 - £25,128
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. 12 months contract.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 15/07/2022 at 23:55
Reference: RS/22/200768

Kennel/ Transport Officer

Successful candidates will be responsible for caring and good health of all dogs in Council facilities, initial investigation into complaint and animal related issues to residents


Driving licence

Own transport

Experience of working in kennels environment in all weathers

Experience in handling of aggressive and dangerous dogs

Experience in investigation

Experience in enforcement action

Working knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act

Working knowledge of the Dangerous Dogs Act

Working knowledge for all licensable activities

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Duties: (including but not limited to)

Making sure that dogs are in good health and properly cared for whilst in kennels and being transported

Animal Welfare

Cleanliness of kennels

Awareness of reportable or communicable disease

Transportation of dogs

Dealing with member of the public

Dealing with confrontation

Reporting defect to vehicle and equipment

Work shift pattern, working outside normal hours including evenings and weekend may be necessary.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information


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