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Kennels Supervisor

Remuneration:To be discussed 
Benefits:After three months probation 50% Medical Aid and Provident
Location:Johannesburg, Paulshof
Education level:Matric
Job level:Mid/Senior
Reference:#20180528_Kennels Sup
Company:South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind

Job description

Key function:

Responsible for the overall supervision in GDA’s kennel facilities of:
  • Kennel assistants who are working in these facilities
  • Cleaning and hygiene controls in these facilities
  • Bio-hazard protocols in these facilities
  • Kennel enrichment in these facilities
  • The care of dogs/puppies in these facilities
  • Communication with puppy raisers, GDA stakeholders, and the general public
Key responsibilities:
  • Oversee hygiene in GDA kennels
  • Oversee staff who are working in GDA kennels
  • Oversee volunteers who are working in GDA kennels
  • Oversee all GDA protocols
  • Oversee the physical and emotional well being of all dogs and puppies in GDA kennels
  • Undertake all recordkeeping and administration duties in GDA kennels
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers


Essential qualities:
  • Good people skills
  • Experience with puppies and dogs
  • A good understanding of canine health is required
  • A good understanding of canine temperament is required
  • Willingness to work early shift one month and late shift the next month
  • Willingness to work on weekends and after hours
  • Must be prepared to write tests and exams and achieve a 70% pass mark
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must have a valid drivers licence
  • Must have a veterinary nursing or veterinary technician qualification
  • Must have experience
  • An understanding of dog behaviour and dog health essential
Persons interested in this position should email the following documents to Leigh De Beaufort,
  • A copy of their CV and qualifications.
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Copy of their identity document.
Applications close on 31 December.

South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind reserves the right not to fill this vacancy. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant for an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the post will result in the applicant automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Applicants who do not receive a reply within four weeks of submission should deem their application to have been unsuccessful.

Posted on 26 Nov 07:58

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