Bermuda SPCA Please call 236-7333 or if it is an Emergency: 737-1108, 32 Valley Road, Paget PG 05

Employment Opportunities

We are hiring!!

The SPCA is looking to fill the following posts:

(see job descriptions below)

 

  • Inspector
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Caregiver
 

All positions were posted in The Royal Gazette January 25th, 26th and 31st. Please ensure you submit a covering letter, CV and references with your application. Closing date February 9th 2018

The Bermuda SPCA (the SPCA) is a non-profit, registered charity #86, that annually adopts out more than 350 animals. The SPCA also provides humane investigation services, lost and found support, educational programmes and community outreach. The SPCA is a no kill shelter.  The ideal candidates should be committed to public service, have a great deal of patience and tolerance, be willing to work hard, and above all have a strong compassion for animals and their welfare.


 

Inspector, full-time or part-time

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Conducts general investigations regarding animal neglect, care and cruelty complaints.
  • Safely performs techniques involved in restraining, isolating and transporting animals.
  • On call outside of normal working hours for animal emergencies, complaints and investigations.
  • Inspects and monitors carriage horses, farms, pet stores, stables and aviaries to ensure proper rules of animal husbandry and welfare are adhered to.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records, files and reports.
  • Prepares documentation for legal proceedings and prosecutions.
  • Reviews current animal welfare legislation.
  • Works closely with other professionals, such as the police, veterinarians and animal wardens.
  • Gives talks and presentations to educate the public about animal care and protection.
  • Manages the Animal Care Team and the animals in the shelter.
  • Assists with shelter cleaning animal care, including administering medications, when necessary

 

Qualifications and Requirements

High-School diploma required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or Animal Science/Behaviour is preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position, such as animal welfare officer, police officer, inspector, animal warden or profession requiring daily hands-on animal care, is required. Aptitude in the care and handling of horses, farm animals and wildlife is required. Must be able to recognize the signs of animal neglect, abuse and cruelty. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. Advanced written, computer and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of case preparation and reporting procedures pertinent to the judicial process. Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documentation. Ability to educate and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments, public officials, community groups, and members of the general public. Physically fit with the ability to lift up to 75lbs. Maintains a valid driver’s license and is able to obtain a light van licensure.


 

Animal Welfare Officer

Main duties and Responsibilities
  • Advises members of the public regarding the correct way to care for their animals, and if required issues and documents warnings for non-compliance
  • Is able to safely restrain, handle and transport injured and aggressive animals.
  • Works under the direction of the Inspector to investigate complaints and allegations of neglect and cruelty
  • On call outside of normal working hours for animal emergencies, complaints and investigations
  • Monitors and inspects carriage horses, commercial horse stables, dairy farms, pig and other livestock farms, private stables and pet stores to ensure appropriate animal care and husbandry.
  • Maintains accurate records of all complaints and investigations, keeping detailed logs and photos of the scene.
  • Follows up on active cases, ensuring compliance with SPCA recommendations and Bermuda’s laws
  • Be prepared to assist in any area of the shelter including general care and cleaning of animals
 
Qualifications and Requirements

High-School diploma required. A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience and competency in animal care, behaviour, capture and restraint. Specific expertise in care and handling of equine and farm animals is helpful. Strong interpersonal, negotiation and community liaison skills.  Advanced communication skills including report writing, and good computer skills are essential.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Successful candidates will be professionally driven and required to complete additional certifications and trainings through online distance learning and/or overseas opportunities. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. Maintains a valid driver’s license and is able to obtain a light van licensure. 


 

Animal Caretaker, part-time         

This post is 20 hours a week working a rota with regular weekend shifts and public holidays as required. Available to Bermudians and spouses of Bermudians only.

Main duties and Responsibilities
  • Daily cleaning, feeding, socialization and medical care of animals.
  • General shelter and grounds cleaning, and laundry duties.
  • Assisting with behavior enrichment, training programs and temperament assessments for shelter animals.
  • Regular interaction with prospective adopters and shelter volunteers.
  • Preparation, maintenance and processing electronic and printed animal records.
  • Assisting with animal transport as required.
 
Qualifications and Requirements

High School diploma required. A minimum of 1-2 years kennel experience working/volunteering with animals preferred. Successful candidates will be detail oriented with the ability to work on their own initiative with limited supervision. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with people and animals. Computer literacy and good writing skills are necessary. Position is fast paced, physically demanding and requires constant reaching, bending, long periods of standing and the ability to lift 50 lbs. Maintains a valid driver’s license and is able to obtain a light van license.


 

Please send your resume, cover letter and two professional references to:

Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director

 

By mail: Bermuda SPCA | 32 Valley Road | Paget PG05 |  By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications is close of business day, February 9, 2018. Serious enquiries only.

 

 

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