Jerry Green

North Yorkshire is recruiting!

10/08/2017 20:40 - North Yorkshire

‘Sit… Stay… Paw… Roll over’

Sick of being told to do the same thing over and over? 

Looking for a new challenge in a role that will encourage you to achieve your goals?

Do you have ambition, drive, determination and passion to improve dogs lives?

If the answer is yes we have the opportunity for you.


Jerry Green Dog Rescue is recruiting!

We are currently looking to recruit driven, passionate and enthusiastic Dog Welfare Assistants to join our North Yorkshire Centre in Thirsk.


If this sounds like you, then show us why you should be our next Dog welfare Assistant and download the application here.


Only information detailed on application forms will be used in the selection of candidates.

Click here for application form

Tell us how you’d care and support our dogs in North Yorkshire- you’ll be hands on in finding new homes for our canine residents- but that’s just the start of the job. We’ll also train and support you to positively promote and educate people about getting the best out of their dogs and help fundraising fun as well! And on the difficult days, which will happen, you’ll have a strong team around you, pulling together to make Jerry Green a great place to work and be.

You said you were up for a challenge, right! It is a challenge, but we also know it is a really exciting and a rewarding role. In return for your hard work and creativity you will receive personal and professional support and development from an organisation that are committed to improving and looking after their staff.


You will have theoretical knowledge and/or practical experience of dog welfare. Good communication skills one to one, within a team, with volunteers and the public are needed for this role.  You’ll need to be sensitive in your approach, methodical, organised and you will also need to be able to manage your time effectively. You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic in your approach to everything you do.



Closing date 24th August 2017

Shortlisting 25th August 2017

Invite to interview 26th August 2017

Interview 29th and 30th August 2017

Centre Manager Helen MacFarlane email application to:-





Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Dog Welfare Assistant Job Description




Responsible to:        Deputy Centre Manager

Salary:                                    £15,600- £17,400


Main Purpose of the Job:  To support the Centre Manager to promote the mission, vision and values of the organisation, ensuring that quality standards, sound dog population management so that all dogs are cared for as outlined in our Dog Welfare policies and ensure the Centre maximises rehoming opportunities. To admit dogs and implement each dogs care and any training programme in order to successfully rehome them. To educate potential new owners and the general public in the care and welfare of their 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 and 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 animal care/welfare.

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


Dog Welfare 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 environment

-          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

-          Ability to use IT to keep accurate dog welfare records, petty cash, shop sales

-          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

-          Team working with work mates and volunteers


Profile & Reputation

-          Able to assess and understand the desires of the public who visit us, particularly Meet & Match 

-          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 fundraising tickets to shop sales and services

-          Full, clean UK driving licence



-          Self-motivated – works towards continuous improvements in behaviour with high ethical standards both personally and professionally. Fitness - able to maintain a suitable level of fitness. 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.

-          Self-awareness - 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.


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

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