Seasonal Wildlife Driver - Drumoak

  • VO85119


Description

We are looking for a number of committed, caring volunteers with a passion for wildlife welfare to help us uplift wildlife casualties from our Drumoak Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Aberdeenshire and drive them to our Petterden Centre, near Dundee.
You will attend to the welfare needs of the wildlife, settling them into the wildlife shed at Petterden, which includes preparation of food. You will also require to diligently maintain animal records.
To undertake this role, we require you to have unrestricted access to your own vehicle, a full, clean UK driving licence and, once in post, we would ask that you ensure your Car Insurance Policy covers you for business purposes (any cost involved will be reimbursed)
We also require that you have unrestricted access to a smart phone capable of downloading and running the App that we will use to communicate with you.

Organisation aims and objectives

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Over almost two centuries, we’ve grown to become a national charity which celebrates the strength of the human-animal bond and enriches the lives of animals and people. • We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities • We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate • animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us • We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship • We bring those who abuse animals to justice • We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome

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Drivers to be flexible, with the shifts being of an ‘on call’ nature on selected days. An understanding of and commitment to health & safety in the workplace.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for people with practical experience of working with animals, an interest in wildlife and a relevant animal care qualification would be desirable but not essential. You must be reliable, committed and self-motivated as well as resilient and calm. We will require our Wildlife Drivers to be flexible, with the shifts being of an ‘on call’ nature on selected days. An understanding of and commitment to health & safety in the workplace.
Travel details: This opportunity is available to volunteers in the ABERDEENSHIRE AREA and will involve transferring animal casualties from our Drumoak Rescue Centre to our Petterden Centre, Dundee.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: we pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week All petrol costs will be reimbursed as well as any business insurance cover expense.
Training details: All volunteers receive a standard induction day and will be given extensive training in the duties required, delivered by our Chief Inspector and Senior Animal Rescue Officer.

Last updated 8 days ago

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