Animal Shelter Manager - Manukau

  • Auckland Council
  • South Auckland, Manukau City Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 11, 2024
Full-Time Animal Welfare

Job Description

  • Challenging and highly rewarding, leadership role
  • Lead a high performing team of passionate and skilled staff to help make Tamaki Makaurau a dog-friendly city
  • Make a positive difference to the residents of Tamaki Makaurau by keeping communities safe from dog related harm and nuisance
  • Full-time Permanent, Manukau based

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council animal shelters provide refuge for over 6,500 dogs each year with Manukau Animal Shelter housing over 50% of these dogs. The shelters are a critical point of contact for customers 364 days per year, whether reuniting lost animals with their owners, re-homing abandoned dogs or enforcing the Dog Control Act 1996. Lead and manage a team of dedicated Animal Shelter officers who provide both proactive and reactive comprehensive, accurate and professional animal management services. As well as leading a highly skilled and passionate team, you will also be responsible for managing the shelter facility and ensuring that the dogs we house receive the necessary care and attention they require. This is to ensure Auckland Council professionally, competently, and efficiently fulfils its responsibilities and delivers maximum service and benefit to both our customers, and for the dogs in our shelters.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be keen to be key in an environment that fosters voluntary compliance, supported by strong and targeted education programmes.  We need you to have 5-7+ years’ experience managing or supervising a team, preferably with experience in facility management, financial management and a strong customer service background. As The work can be difficult but is also rewarding the ability to lead a high performing team and to foster a positive team environment is essential, as is the ability to influence and drive results with your internal and external stakeholders whilst maintaining and enhancing positive relationships. Knowledge of dog behaviour and disease prevention is preferred. Excellent health and safety practice is essential as we strive to make Auckland's animal management services world-class.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We will offer you a great working environment, the knowledge and support of other like-minded professionals and an enthusiastic and hard-working team to work with. If you can offer exceptional leadership, drive forward initiatives and manage a high performing team, this is the role for you.

Our diverse Regulatory Services business offers opportunities to move both sideways and upwards.  You will also have access to our fantastic benefits scheme, including subsidised Leisure Centre membership, an annual zoo pass, and a range of partnership discounts. Check out our benefits.

If you are passionate about working in communities to drive safety and positive behaviours, Me Tono Ināianei ! Apply now! 

Copy and paste the following link into your web browser to view the position description: https://bit.ly/3QcqJJy

Applications close Thursday, 1 August 2024.

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This role is deemed safety-sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Organisation

Auckland Council

Job Summary

Lead a high performing team of passionate and skilled staff to help make Tamaki Makaurau a dog-friendly city

How to apply

Copy and paste the following link into your web browser to view the position description: https://bit.ly/3QcqJJy

Applications close Thursday, 1 August 2024.

Apply online: https://careers.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/job/South-Auckland-Animal-Shelter-Manager-Manukau-1010/1050904966/

Sector

Local Government

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Other