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Cattery and Kennel Support

Role title: Cattery and Kennel Support
Location: Mount Noddy Animal Centre
Reports to: Kennel Supervisor (KS) / Cattery Supervisor (CS)

purpose of the post

To support the Animal Care Assistants, provide and maintain the highest standard of animal welfare to all animals at the centre. 


Opportunities are available seven days a week, 365 days per year (including public holidays) between:

  • 8:00am-10:30am
  • 11.00am-1pm
  • 2:00pm-4.30pm
  • 5.00pm-8.00pm

We asked volunteer to commit to at least on shift per week to allow us to plan ahead. Applicants to nominate availability as well as hours available when applying.

tasks and responsibilities

  • Day-to-day care of cats and dogs, including cleaning of accommodation, feeding, exercising and providing enrichment and stimulation.
  • Laundry tasks including washing/drying/folding blankets, toy cleaning /sorting. 
  • Washing of equipment including but not limited to the washing and drying of food bowls, litter trays, enrichment items, implements and toys.
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness to the animal accommodation, food preparation, laundry, storage, staff facilities including toilets and outside and other areas and ensure buildings/exercise areas are secure at all times.
  • To follow all health and safety rules and guidelines, ensuring that any accidents or incidents are reported immediately, using the procedure set down by the Centre.
  • Report any concerns regarding health or behaviour to the KS/ CS.
  • Follow and adhere to the Animal Behaviour Plan, observe and report any behavioural changes of the animals to the KS/CS.
  • To walk suitable dogs either alone or with an Animal Care Assistant.
  • To attend appropriate training and refresher courses when directed by the KS/CS.

we are looking for people with

  • Willingness to commit to at least one shift per week to allow us to plan ahead.
  • A passion for animals and their welfare
  • Confidence around cats and/or dogs of all sizes, breeds and backgrounds
  • A calm, patient manner around cats and dogs.
  • Good communication skills and ability to follow instruction.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. 
  • Conscientious with a can-do attitude and understanding of confidentiality.
  • Good time-keeping and reliability.

while volunteering all persons are required to

  • Adhere to the Branch’s charitable objectives, which are to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals.
  • To fully comply with RSPCA Sussex West Branch’s policies and procedures, ensuring these are carried out in relation to the post.
  • To be an ambassador for the Branch and represent the Branch in a professional, non-judgemental manner at all times.
  • Not to act as a spokesperson for the Branch to the media.
  • To return any equipment, ID and/or uniform issued if you at the end your volunteer role with the Branch
  • All kennel support volunteer walkers must ensure that they use the appropriate equipment that has been provided by the centre and that this equipment is returned to the centre as directed at the end of the volunteering session.

Mount Noddy in Eartham are fantastic and wonderful and really helpful and they are so informative.