Animal Attendant / Yard Person – NSW

Morisset, NSW based role, Nov 2021

Thank you for your interest in the role of Animal Attendant.

We have a current Part Time vacancy for an individual to assist us locally with Pet Care and associated services. The following information is provided to give prospective applicants sufficient details to decide whether the position would be suitable for them before applying.

Dogmovers is a small family business based in QLD, with an additional depot at Morisset on the NSW Central Coast. We transport pets, primarily Dogs & Cats, throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia. We operate similarly to a long distance bus service with a number of set weekly trips operated to a regular timetable plus we provide more Specialised Custom services on demand and locally.

We are seeking to employ a local person to support our Interstate Drivers with the care of animals that stay with us overnight during their interstate trips and to undertake cleaning of animal facilities, vehicles and trailers as well as basic property maintenance.

Hours and Remuneration

This is a Casual – Part Time position which will involve 20-30 regular hours per week and requires both some early morning and evening work. Typically we are busiest on Tuesday Afternoon/Evenings and Wednesday mornings each week plus Friday Evenings and Saturday mornings once a fortnight with some flexibility regarding the spread of hours on other days.

For the right person with additional skills and flexibility of hours there would be the opportunity for this to be a full time position with opportunities to be also involved in:

  • Local delivery services
  • Performing basic vehicle and trailer maintenance check overs
  • Booking and Scheduling assistance for the Interstate Drivers
  • Customer service

This role may suit an individual that is already involved in the Pet Care industry such as a Kennel Hand, Pet sitter, walker or groomer or someone with Animal Care training. The successful applicant will require an open Drivers licence, ability to drive Manual vans and their own transport to get to and from work.

Remuneration is expected to be $25-28 per hour, plus Super, based on experience for an Animal attendant, however we would consider a higher rate for a person who also has Motor Vehicle maintenance skills.

Animal CareInterstate Pet Transport Routes

The Animal care aspect of the role involves caring for animals staying overnight on site during their interstate trips. This will require early morning and evening work and includes walking feeding and monitoring the health of dogs, cats and other animals and cleaning and disinfection of cages and equipment.

Driving

A Driving licence and experience is required to allow the successful applicant to assist with delivery of vehicles or trailers for maintenance locally or to be able to back up drivers for any local deliveries. We have a range of vehicles, typically these are commercial Vans and may involve towing small to medium dog floats.

The role will require working closely with Interstate Drivers and other staff at the local depot.

We will consider everyone on their merits however in general we are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • A Caring, Service Orientated individual.
  • Experienced in working with domestic animals including care, cleaning, feeding and hygiene.
  • Living locally near Morisset.
  • An honest and reliable person with a strong work ethic.
  • A Manual Drivers licence.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

Hopefully that will give you a better insight into what the job entails and the type of person we are looking for and we thank you for taking the time to consider it.

If interested please submit your application including Resume via email to: dave@dogmovers.com.au

As a minimum we will need to see a cover letter setting out your experience or previous roles working with animals, if no resume or additional details are provided we will not respond to your application

Thanks,

David Gallagher

If, due to the location or timing, this current role will not suit you, but you are interested in hearing about future roles that may become available within our business, please register your interest by sending your contact details and a brief of your life experience to dave@dogmovers.com.au