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We are Recruiting Staff for our CPSS Scheme

We are recruiting for two Animal Care Assistants to join our existing team to help support vulnerable, elderly and physically disabled pet owners with assistance to care for their own pets in their own homes.  The role requires visits to client homes by pre-scheduled appointments within the districts of Hinckley & Bosworth, Blaby and Oadby & Wigston to undertake such duties as dog walking, basic pet grooming, provide transport for the client and their pet to a nominated veterinary practice and applying flea and worm treatment.  If you reside in one of the districts our Community Pet Support Scheme covers and are available for client appointments between 9am and 4pm for a minimum of 3 days each week (between Monday and Friday) together. You will need your own vehicle. More info below and a full role description here  

Summary of project

The Community Pet Support Scheme (CPSS) was launched in July 2016 and provides elderly, physically disabled, vulnerable and housebound people with assistance to care for their companion animals in their own homes in the districts of Hinckley & Bosworth, Oadby & Wigston and Blaby. 

This is a preventative community outreach initiative and aims to enhance human and animal wellbeing through sustaining the relationship between companion animal and human in the community for as long as it is mutually beneficial.  The 24/7 companionship can be seen as an imaginative ‘antidote’ to the modern challenges of social isolation and loneliness.

Bank CPSS Animal Care Assistant

If you have a keen interest in animal care and a desire to support vulnerable companion pet owners within your local community we would like to talk to you. 

We are recruiting individuals who live within the district of Blaby, Oadby & Wigston or Hinckley and Bosworth to provide practical animal care duties for owned companion pets. 

Client home appointments:

You will be required to visit client homes by pre-scheduled appointment within one or more of the above districts to undertake such duties as dog walking, basic pet grooming, provide transport for the client and their pet to a nominated veterinary practice, applying flea and worm treatment. 

Safeguarding and monitoring:

This role does not include providing personal care for the pet owner but you will be required to monitor their wellbeing and address any concerns directly to the CPSS Co-ordinator. 

Days and hours of work:

The CPSS Animal Care Assistant is required to be available for client appointments between the hours of 9am and 4pm between Monday and Friday.  The minimum commitment would be 3 days each week.  It is envisaged that you will be required to support pet care for between 3 and 4 clients with an average of three visits per client per week.  The average client appointments are 1 hour in duration. 

This position operates on a bank work basis which means you will be paid for the appointments you undertake but registration on the bank does not constitute or imply mutuality of obligation between either party; ie there is no obligation on the Charity to offer you a certain number of hours and no obligation on you to take additional hours (over and above your specified availability).  Workers will however be asked to indicate their availability in terms of days, hours and location and based on this are expected to take client work with reasonable notice, often requiring ongoing and long-term commitment.