Animal Welfare Officer

17 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

On behalf of our client in Hampshire we are on the search for an Experienced Animal Welfare Officer who would have at least 2 year experience working with animals preferably dogs.  On behalf of the council your duties would be handling animals, in particular stray dogs, visiting residential premises and other sites.

Daily Duties:

  • To enforce legislation relating to dogs and their control, including the investigation of general complaints relating to dogs.
  • To manage stray dogs including their: collection, assessment for veterinary treatment and transport to kennels. This includes maintaining a register, records and recovering fees from owners claiming their dogs.
  • To undertake licensing inspections of Animal Boarding Establishments.
  • To plan and organise own workload within the general priorities set out for the Service.
  • To offer assistance and guidance to less experienced officers as necessary.
  • To make arrangements to re-home stray dogs that are not claimed.
  • Work with various internal and external organisations.
  • To inspect premises for compliance with Animal Welfare licensing conditions in accordance with internal procedures, programmes of work and guidance


  • Recognised Animal Welfare qualification
  • Experience of occupational dog handling
  • Experience of animal welfare enforcement and or provision.
  • Ability to move around freely in awkward or constricted circumstances
  • Current clean UK car driving licence

If you believe you are well suited to the role or know someone who is, forward an updated CV through to or call into 02087325450.


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