Animal Welfare Inspector Intern
Canterbury, Newzealand
6d ago
source : Hireejobs

Animal Welfare Inspector Intern SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872 We have a paid internship available for application right now in Christchurch Inspectors play a vital role in the work of the SPCA They are at the front line of the SPCAs mission to prevent cruelty to animals but their role is also so much more than that SPCA Inspectors are called upon to work with communities to teach people how to look after their animals to rescue abandoned or neglected animals and provide handson treatment of animals where needed Because the SPCA is the only charity in New Zealand that can legally enforce the Animal Welfare Act our Inspectors also prosecute people who deliberately harm animals and work with offenders to ensure that it does not happen again Do you have what it takes to be an SPCA Inspector Your strong work ethic attitude and commitment are by far the most important factors when considering your suitability to become an SPCA Inspector Other qualities include Mature temperament confident and able to make sound judgment calls Resilience in the face of a challenging work environment Ability to follow clear protocols and processes Excellent informationgathering skills and the ability to record information accurately The ability to work methodically frequently dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities Experience and or basic knowledge of animals and their welfare needs Being comfortable working in the community with people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds A desire to make a difference to the lives of animals across New Zealand If all of the above sounds like what you are looking for then our Inspectorate Training Programme might be for you Our 4 month internship programme will potentially offer you the ability to gain an NZQA recognised qualification whilst training to become an SPCA Inspector This is a unique opportunity to get real hands on experience in the role and get taught by the best in the industry at the end of which you may be offered a role as an Inspector with the SPCA The Internship will be held in Wellington and Christchurch but longer term employment vacancies are situated in Christchurch so a willingness to be fully mobile is essential and nonnegotiable What does an SPCA Inspectors job involve An Inspectors primary role is to respond to complaints about the illtreatment or neglect of a range of animals in the community There may be calls to emergency situations where animals require immediate assistance or rescue Some instances may necessitate court action so the Inspector is required to gather evidence and prepare a prosecution file Another significant part of an Inspectors duties is education Often animals are unintentionally neglected and those responsible are genuinely upset by the incident In these cases the Inspector can initiate change immediately through the provision of information and positive education Trainees will ride along with and assist our Inspectors in all of the above tasks and gain some incredibly valuable realworld experience as a result The Internship is offered as a 4 months fixedterm training contract Whilst there is no guarantee of ongoing work the SPCA will assess all trainees at the end of the programme and offer Animal Welfare Inspector permanent warranted roles to those candidates that meet our requirements We can only offer this internship to NZ Australian Citizens or NZ Residents If this sounds like the role for you then hit the APPLY button Applications close on Tuesday 15th October 2019 For a copy of the Job Description visit Jamie HancockSPCA

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