Who we look for
To work for Bruce’s Doggy Day Care you will need to be a committed, responsible and reliable dog lover, who is presentable with good communication skills.
You must love dogs and enjoy working outdoors, in all weathers. At times, you will get dirty, wet, cold and/or muddy and may stay this way the whole day. If this is an issue, please do not apply. Previous experience of working with animals is not essential.
Our goal as a business is to deliver the best customer experience in the UK dog day care market. To achieve this we need to have the best people and be the best workplace in our industry. Apart from the obvious perk of working with dogs and very friendly customers, our salaries are generous and loyalty is rewarded. To keep spirits high, we have weekly perks for the team and regular social outings, because it’s our team that sets us apart.
Roles within the business
You will be working in a team to supervise the dogs at the day care centre. This role involves bonding with the dogs, taking the dogs for walks within the day centre, playing games to stimulate the dogs, feeding puppies, and helping with general cleaning of the day care centre.
Please note, this is NOT a full time role; 25 hours per week is the maximum. You will need to be available to work from Monday to Friday between 9:00am – 3pm. You will be asked to sign a contract for a minimum of six months so please don't apply if you can't commit to this length of time. All applicants must be 18 or over for insurance purposes
The role is to collect and drop off dogs from their owner’s house. As the face of our business, you will chat to the owners and help build good client relationships. You must be available to work from Monday-Friday, 7am – 4:30pm.
To be considered, you will need to:
- be over 25 with a clean UK driving licence (for insurance purposes)
- have experience working as a full time, professional driver
- be able to demonstrate that you can deliver great customer service
- be very well presented with good English skills
- demonstrate that you are reliable and trustworthy
- be happy to have a CRB and references check
This role combines the doggy supervisor and driver jobs. When one of the drivers is sick or on holiday, the cover driver fills in for them and drives their route, collecting and dropping off the dogs from the owners’ homes. During those times when no cover is needed (totalling around 6 months of the year), the cover driver works as a doggy supervisor. The hours vary from 25 - 45 hours per week and the rate of pay is higher than that of a doggy supervisor.
This is a varied role that requires a presentable, articulate and adaptable individual who enjoys variety, loves dogs, can think on their feet and is happy to spend some of their days driving a van. We provide thorough training and support so previous experience as a full time driver is not essential.
You will be looking after our clients’ dogs in your own home. You could be a professional dog boarder, recent retiree or a dog lover with the time and love to spare. Each week day, you will drop off the the dogs to us then collect them later in the day. You will be looking after the dog as though they were your own family pet. This means lots of love, cuddles and attention, at least 2 daily walks and ensuring that the dog is never left alone for more than 3 hours at a time.
We only accept friendly, social dogs; and you can pick and choose which dogs to accept based on your preferences. You will need your own vehicle, be a dog lover with experience of handling dogs, and must have owned a dog. You must be happy for us to undertake a Criminal Record Check, a home inspection and you will need to sign our standard contract.
Weekend dog walker
This involves going to a client's home to look after their dog for 2 - 4 hours, take the dog for a walk, play with them, feed them and keep them company. If you work full time during the week but would love some dog time on the weekend, this role could be the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the company of dogs without the commitment of owning one.
We only accept friendly, social dogs; and you can pick and choose which dogs to accept based on your preferences. You will need your own vehicle, must have owned a dog and must be happy for us to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
We have a commercial grooming salon on site, and are always looking for experienced groomers. If you do not have grooming experience but would like to start a career in this field, you could work as a Doggy Supervisor and assist with the grooming. You will observe and learn how it's done. We are currently recruiting a full-time head groomer; the position is open to groomers with at least 3 years experience.