Health and Welfare Assistant

Health and Welfare Assistant

Canine Health and Welfare Department

Based London

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Kennel Club within our Canine Health & Welfare Department. The department has the responsibility of dealing with all issues relating to the health and welfare of dogs. They are an information resource for dog breeders and owners, and are responsible for the co-ordination of veterinary and DNA based health screening schemes, their implementation and management.

As the Health and Welfare Assistant, you will assist in offering a canine health information service to both internal and external customers including dog breeders, dog owners, the public and Breed Club official bodies such as those within the Veterinary Industry and the British Veterinary Association.

You will also develop and maintain information resources on all aspects of the canine world, but specifically in regard to health and welfare, and answer basic health and welfare related queries. The range of queries, questions and issues will be highly varied and you will also be expected to provide administrative support to the department and additionally to internal and external committees and groups. You will also be expected to take a leading role in planning events and seminars.

The ideal candidate should be educated to A-level standard, possibly in a science related subject or with equivalent experience, and a good understanding of data management. A good level of organisational experience, strong analytical and IT skills, including experience with Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint are required.

You will also have strong administration experience and be confident dealing with people at all levels. Ideally will have previous experience of working in a customer service or information service role. Experience in the Animal Welfare or Veterinary Industry would be an advantage.

Your report writing and letter writing must be to a high standard and you should have the ability to record and write minutes in a clear and concise way.  The ability to work within a team and on your own initiative is essential, as is a flexible approach to work.  An interest in the canine world or experience of it is a distinct advantage.  You will be confident and comfortable in managing a varied and busy workload. Previous knowledge of the Kennel Club or of the veterinary world is desirable. It is important that you are an effective and confident communicator.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this position to by 6 November 2019.


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