The Doggy Day Care Centre - Animal Care Apprenticeship - Level 3 Framework (Ref: VAC001548775)

Salary: £3.90Closing Date: 04 Jul 2019Hours: 30

Vacancy short description: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work with dogs within a rapidly expanding doggy day care centre based in Pegswood, Morpeth. The employer is looking for a candidate who already has a Level 2 in Animal Care and can progress to Level 3.

The doggy day care centre is located less than 2 miles from Morpeth's town centre. We decided to create a place that offers dogs all their physical, mental and social needs with lots of love in between. Our very carefully designed centre has everything from a dog agility course, sleeping areas, dog walking and a pamper station. We are also surrounded by countryside for the dogs to enjoy. We also offer a pick up and drop off service.

Animals have always been a passion of ours but trying to juggle between work, children and looking after our own three dogs and other animals, we knew we needed to create somewhere different to help others in a similar situation so The Doggy Day Care Centre was born! 

Vacancy full description:

  • Customer service – learning about owners and their pets

  • A tailored individual service for each dog – looking at their needs, likes and dislikes.

  • Making sure dogs are socialised with other dogs of the same nature and size.

  • Monitoring more active dogs on the indoor agility course.

  • Walking and caring for dogs

  • Learning obedience training for pets

  • Cleaning of kennels, beds and training areas

  • Being involved in pup parties for special occasions.

  • Monitoring dogs in our relaxation area.

  • Feeding of animals on a schedule, looking at their dietary requirements

  • Monitoring animal behaviour and possibly dealing with stressful situations


Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) preferred

Skills required:

  • Able to take instruction.

  • Reliable

  • Good time keeping

  • Good communication and customer service skills

  • Able to deal with stressful situations

  • Open to learning and developing your skills

Personal qualities:

  • Must be passionate about animals, especially dogs

  • Must be respectful to both the dogs and their owners

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Willing to learn about all aspects of animal care, committed to completing the apprenticeship.

  • Hard working and not frightened to get your hands dirty!


Reality check: This can be a very busy and high pressured role, cleaning of kennels and training area essential therefore commitment, attitude and behaviour is a key element for the successful candidate. You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately. You will be required to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends on occasion if required.

Important Information:

  • THIS ROLE DOES REQUIRE TRAVEL – So candidates with a driving licence and their own car would be advantageous.

  • The employer is looking for a candidate who already has a Level 2 in Animal Care and can progress to Level 3.


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