Experienced in animal care? Love dogs? Want to help save thousands of lives every year?
This role is ideal for anyone looking to work with dogs, as you will benefit from a wealth of experience working with and handling dogs in a clinical environment.
The Pet Blood Bank Collection Team travel to venues across the midlands and beyond to run collection sessions where dog owners bring their dogs along to give blood to help save lives. Our Donor Assistants are responsible for welcoming owners and their dogs to the session, holding our donors whilst giving blood, running blood tests and assisting with paperwork, and ultimately make sure the donors have an enjoyable time.
You will have excellent communication and customer care skills and be a good team player. Experience of animal care, with strong organisational skills and a love for working with animals, is essential. You must have a full UK driving license.
You will work an average of 8 - 10 sessions per month. Each shift is an average of 10 hours but can be longer and the start time is varied depending on where we are travelling to, so flexibility is essential. Your rota will be every Wednesday, alternate Mondays and alternate weekends - averaging around 20hrs a week.
All Pet Blood Bank staff take part in an on call rota to ensure blood is available to vets in emergency situations
As you will be driving the Pet Blood Bank car, for insurance purposes, we require a minimum of 2 years driving experience. Due to the on-call requirements of the role, we can only accept applications from candidates who live within 30 minutes of Loughborough.
About Pet Blood Bank
Launched in 2007, Pet Blood Bank UK is a ground breaking and unique Not for Profit Organisation providing a canine blood bank service for all veterinary practitioners across the UK and the only UK Charity of its kind. Our aim is to advance animal health and welfare and to relieve suffering by providing quick and convenient access to blood. Similar to the human blood service, dog owners kindly bring along their much loved canine companions to give blood at one of our many sessions across the country. The blood is then taken to our state of the art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products, and then stored ready for despatch.