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Kennel Assistant

  • Location:

    Felixstowe, Suffolk

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £8.72 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    19/04/21 14:13:57

Job Description

Our Public Sector client based in Felixstowe is looking for Kennel Assistant to join their team on a full-time, Temporary Basis. The pay rate of £8.72 per hour, and will increase to £9.13 after 12 weeks period.

This role will include shift pattern rota - earlies and lates including working every other weekend.

This post of kennel assistant contributes to a team of a number of dog handlers and will provide the daily care, feed and exercise regime for the detector dogs. The duties include:

- Providing the detector dogs with twice daily exercise, including training activities, grooming, feeding and dispense medication as required.
- Daily driving of official vans to/from exercise areas and visits to local veterinary provider.
- Maintaining the high hygiene standards of the kennels with a daily cleaning regime of all kennels and surrounding estate. This will include picking up dogs faeces and working with chemicals and cleaning products.
- Checking and maintain kennel stores, food, medical and cleaning stocks.
- Providing some clerical support,
- Weekly cleaning of the units fleet of vehicles and maintenance of other assets as instructed by the dog unit team leaders.


- Ability to work with animals, specifically dogs
- The role is physically demanding
- A full manual UK driving license
- Comfortable driving vans/larger vehicles (all sub 3.5 tonnes - does not require a specialist license)
- Must be able to work outside in all weathers

If successful, you will be required to hold an in-date Passport or Birth certificate, 2 proofs of address and proof of National Insurance.

The rate of pay is £8.72 an hour, and will increase to £9.13 after 12 weeks period. Holiday entitlement and pension scheme are available.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online today and if short-listed, we will be in contact!


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