Jerry Green

Groomer (P/T) - East Yorkshire

01/06/2017 00:00 - East Yorkshire

Jerry Green Dog Rescue is recruiting!


Dog Groomer (£17,000 - £21,000 pro rata)

  • Love dogs, but think people are OK too?
  • Want to use your creative grooming talents to help rescue dogs.

If this sounds like you, then show us why you should join our Team.

You’ll be hands on in grooming both rescue dogs, those who have been adopted out and dogs owned by members of the public. We’ll also train and support you to positively promote and educate
people providing the best possible welfare to their dogs.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


East Yorkshire
Centre Manager Blake Coghill email:-

Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Dog Groomer Job Description

Job Title:                     Dog Groomer

Responsible to:           Centre Manager

Salary:                         (£17,000 - £21,000 pro rata)




Main Purpose of the Job: 

To support the Centre Manager to promote the mission, vision and values of the
organisation. Ensure quality grooming is provided to both Jerry Green Dog Rescue dogs new and old and to members of the publics dogs.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Work as directed by the Centre Management Team 
  2. In accordance with Jerry Green procedures conduct dog assessments.
  3. Ensure dogs available for rehoming are positively promoted to maximise adoption and supporter opportunities.
  4. Assist customers to select dogs through the ‘Meet & Match’ appropriate to their circumstances by providing accurate and relevant information and advice. 
  5. Care for all dogs at the Centre in an appropriate and welfare friendly manner, to include cleaning of kennels, grooming, feeding, exercise and administration of medication as required.
  6. Ensure that any training programme is delivered and accurate and up to date records are kept.
  7. Ensure the highest standards of customer care are delivered to all centre visitors and
    contacts by presenting a professional and friendly approach, both face to face,
    on the telephone and all other communication methods including social media.
  8. To positively promote the benefits of our insurance partnership, our shop goods and our
    services to add value to the customer experience.    
  9. To take responsibility for asking for direct support, be that for funds through regular
    Individual Giving, one off donations, goods and services, or voluntary and
    supporter opportunities.  
  10. Maintain accurate records on dog management database to
    include admission, adoption, and behaviour, financial and veterinary
    information as well as ensuring that all customer information is shared with
    Central Office.
  11. Be active in raising the profile of JGDR taking a proactive approach with fundraising, publicity and education events and activities support and all that you do!
  12.  Assist and support Centre volunteers.
  13. Undertake personal CPD training as agreed.
  14. Adhere to local Health and Safety requirements.
  15.  Interface with media as required.
  16.  Undertake other reasonable duties as required.

Person Specification


- Preferably qualified to National Diploma, NVQ2 or equivalent in dog grooming.

- Paid or voluntary experience of working in a dog grooming environment.

-Paid or voluntary experience

Dog Grooming Experience

- Understands and implements the dog welfare policy, standards and procedures, treating each
person and each dog as an individual, recognizing their needs and adapting our approach to ensure those needs are met.

- Passionate about improving the welfare of our dogs with the ability to provide good dog welfare
including all aspects of caring for, bathing, exercising and basic training of
all dogs to bring out the best in them.

- Sound dog assessment to understand their behaviours and needs and makes a contribution
to  creating a relaxed, stress free

- Looks after facilities to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose for visitors, staff and
dogs alike

- Ability to work flexibly, willing to work beyond contracted hours to meet the welfare needs of
the dog, where necessary with ability to maintain a suitable level of fitness

Administration & Operations

-  Works to strict health and safety procedures

- Motivated to engage and participate in fundraising activities, events and in educational and
awareness raising, events  and activities

-  Knowledge of implementing social media responsibility

Profile & Reputation            

-  Able to assess and understand the desires of the public and deliver the very best service.

-  Good communication skills to offer good customer care promoting a positive, helpful, honest and friendly environment to ensure they leave with a great impression

-  Ability to make sales from assisting Centre Manager in increasing client base and selling grooming accessories and products

-  Full, clean UK driving licence


– works towards continuous improvements in behaviour with high ethical standards both personally and professionally.

- Understanding our Vision, Mission and Values able to communicate how we do what we do and why we do it

Positive mental attitude

 – recognising that good mouthing is the antidote to bad mouthing.

- assertive and manages own stress, remaining objective and stable in stressful
situations, and able to contain anxieties and emotions.

-Shows honesty in dealing with people, delivering difficult messages sensitively but directly in
a timely and appropriate manner.

-Ability to work flexibly, beyond contracted hours to meet the welfare needs of the dog and the organisation where necessary.

Registered with Fundraising Regulator

The Jerry Green Dog Rescue is registered under The Charities Act 1960 No 1155042

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