Dog Warden Vacancy - Closing date 16 June 2022

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Dog Control and Animal Health Officer
Salary:£25,419 - £27,514
Date Closes:16/06/2022
Ref Number:ERP00498
Working Pattern:Permanent Full Time
We are looking for a Dog Control and Animal Health Officer to join our team and play a key role in representing the council on dog-related issues.
We are looking for someone who has lots of enthusiasm to join our team’s commitment to ensuring dogs live safely within our communities.
Ideally, you will have experience of working with animals, as well as being hands-on with dogs the role requires someone who is organised and flexible to meet the needs of the service.
About the role
As a Dog Control and Animal Health Officer you will be working in a small team with responsibility for education on responsible dog ownership across Wiltshire as well as enforcing legislation for dog fouling, microchipping, stray dogs, and dangerous dogs
About you
You will be self-motivated and organised to manage a busy workload often with lots of driving. The role is varied requiring a variety of communication skills to liaise and work with other organisations such as the Police, RSPCA and Vets, as well as dog owners who may be reporting dog attacks.
You will be required to investigate dog related complaints requiring good communication skills to be able to make decisions and apply legislation. This role requires statements to be taken from witnesses as well as legal notices to be served and on occasion you will be representing the council in court.
As well as being able to handle different dogs that come in various sizes you must be able to advise and educate dog owners on responsible dog ownership.
You must be good with technology and able to maintain accurate records on our database as well as writing letters and e-mails to customers.
Interviews will be held on: 27 June 2022
Where possible interviews are virtual, but due to the nature of this role interviews will be in person. Current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee safety.
Find out more and apply
For specific information about this job, please contact Claire Francis, Public Protection Manager Pest Control, Dog Service and Anti-Social Behaviour. Email Telephone: 01249 706309.
Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.
You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.
We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.
The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.
This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.
Our Identity
All candidates are assessed against Our Identity (available below) which sets out the type of organisation we are and how we continue to develop to achieve the councils vision. Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these.
Click here to view Our Identity
Download Attached Documents:
OP08-0817 Dog Control and Animal Health Officer.pdf
Apply on Wilts Council Website
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