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Dog Walker & Pet Carer Position available in Coventry

Discussion in 'Animal Jobs & Working with Animals' started by Carrie stuthridge, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Carrie stuthridge

    Carrie stuthridge PetForums Newbie

    Jun 9, 2015
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    Dog Walker & Pet Carer required to join an established company based in Coventry.

    We are looking for an experienced and caring new member for our small team of dog walkers and pet carers to help expand on the areas we currently cover in Coventry. We are an experienced and growing company with an excellent reputation and require someone who has a genuine love of dogs and animals and who’s priority will be to provide the client with an excellent standard of care and to give the client complete trust and peace of mind whilst their pet is in their care.

    You must be a passionate and experienced dog owner, have work experience with and be confidant handling a range of breeds. We are looking for a caring, honest, flexible and reliable person. You must be self-motivated, have good time management and be willing to walk in all weathers.

    The suitable candidate needs to have a good knowledge of Coventry to get to various dog walking locations and to be able to collect and drop off dogs and carry out pet visits. Having a knowledge of dog behaviour would be a benefit, but training will be given.

    This is a self-employed position, so successful candidate will need to look after own accounts (will need to be competent with excel) which includes tax and national insurance. They will also be responsible for their own client base.

    Work will involve, but not exclusive to, collecting dogs from their homes and walking in safe open spaces, you will be insured under Carrie’s Canines & Friends to walk up to 4 dogs at any one time ensuring dogs are safe at all times and only walking dogs together when suitable for all dogs involved. Meeting and setting up new clients and being a responsible key holder. Visiting homes to care and feed cats and small animals to a high standard.

    Initially this is a part time role but has the flexibility to become full time if you require, so hours will be small to begin with; you will need to understand that it may take time for your client base to grow.

    For dog walks, you need to be available Monday to Friday daily and most bookings request a lunchtime walk. Some weekend work will be required for the pet visits. Once you have an established customer base you can earn up to £20 an hour. Initial earnings would be approx £300 per month with the clients we have ready for you. But there will be opportunities to increase earning as your customer base builds.

    We work on an as needed basis, so you would need to live within Coventry and own your own car/van. Your vehicle will need to be have secure crates and be able to carry up to 4 dogs at any one time for the safety of the dogs and yourself.

    Successful candidate will need to have submitted a clear DBS check to Carrie’s Canines & Friends before they are able to start. Two references essential (previous employment and character reference) and are required to have a checkable 5-year work history.

    Please include a covering letter with your CV specifying what experience you have with dogs and pet care in a personal and work environment (whether it be voluntary or paid work).

    Job Type: Part-time
    Salary: £20.00 /hour

    Job Location:
    • Coventry, West Midlands
    Required experience:
    • handling dogs: 1 year
    • pet care: 1 year
    Required licences or certifications:
    • Own Car
    • Licence
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