Seasonal Volunteer Wildlife Assistant/Driver

  • VO81823


Description

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years

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
We are Scotland’s animal champions.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

You will collect and transport wildlife casualties between designated Services in conjunction with ARRC Wildlife drivers and attend to the needs of the wildlife in our care.
Assist with the care of Wildlife casualties at Fishcross

The key responsibility for this role is ensuring animal welfare. You will be involved in uplifting wildlife casualties from Aberdeenshire or Highlands at Kinross or Broxden services and transporting them to the National Wildlife Centre. Tasks will include:

· Transfer of animals/birds safely and with care between ARRC’s required.

· Maintain and monitor accurate animal records.

· Attend to Welfare needs of wildlife, including preparation of food.

· Complete general administration duties diligently.

· Undertake any other general duties as directed by your line manager and co-operate with other members of staff as required.

You will work alongside fellow volunteers and our team of dedicated staff.

To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who is/has:

  • practical experience working with animals
  • Knowledge of wildlife, natural history and animal welfare
  • caring and patient
  • self-motivated
  • reliable
  • attention to detail
  • commitment to animal welfare
  • resilient, and a calm approach
  • flexible
  • works well within a team

Full training provided, and a named member of staff for support

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 We are Scotland’s animal champions. Investigating abuse across Scotland, we’re proud to be at the forefront of preventing cruelty to animals. As the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office, our inspectors enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. We are a completely separate charity from the RSPCA, which helps animals in England and Wales. Donations are vital because we receive no government funding.

Restrictions

Experience required: - practical experience working with animals - Knowledge of wildlife, natural history and animal welfare - caring and patient - self-motivated - reliable - attention to detail - commitment to animal welfare - resilient, and a calm approach - flexible - works well within a team
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Volunteers will receive a standard Scottish SPCA Induction, plus any role specific information/ training as necessary. You will have a designated member of the Team to support you.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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