Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Apprentice Canine Assistant


Job Description:

Muddy Pawz is looking for a member to join our little team, chosen person must be keen, outgoing and have the willingness to learn and listen. We have a high standard of daily expectations and want that member of staff to be the best to their ability.

We look to invest in a person for them to be a foundation to our business, not a stepping stone.

Vacancy Description:

  • Daycare-opening and closing down of the premises.
  • Daily registers, case files, and documenting activities.
  • Play, grooming and enrichment with the dogs to avoid boredom.
  • Daily cleaning of the facilities.
  • Grooming, to handle, wash, dry and prep a dog for groomer. No equipment to be used. Health and Safety and manual handling to be enforced in this area.
  • Dog walking to assist lifting dogs into and out of work van, to lead up and control dogs on a group walk.
  • To pick up dog faeces on walks and adhere to local council byelaws.
Desired Skills:

Chosen candidate, must have the ability to work as part of a team and the ability to work on their own when set a task.

Excellent time keeping and the ability to problem solve. They must be literate to deal with the paperwork and able to speak to members of the public.

A pride in personal appearance and a background with animals is required.

Personal Qualities:  We require an individual who is passionate to work with animals and has a strong interest to learn. The job role does require a lot of cleaning and caring for the dog, so the ability to pre-empt behavioural issues or out of character behaviour displayed by a dog.

The chosen candidate must fit in with our small team and be mature with work situations.

Desired Qualifications: Level 3 preferred

Each candidate to be personally assessed.

Things to Consider:  

Realistic factors of the role is the cleaning element, to keep the crèche to a high standard to maintain the 5 star rating.

The candidate must understand working with dogs they will be covered in hair and have a change of clothes in case soiling or an accident happens

This is an active role so a level of fitness is required for the role, to lift, walk and play with the dogs.

Do not contact the employer directly. Please contact Juliette Fulcher on 01480 422060 if you have any queries when making your application.

*Please note, the employer reserves the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if sufficient applications are received. Please apply early to avoid potential disappointment*

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £3.90 per hour as of 01/04/2019. This applies to 16- 18 year olds and those aged 19+ in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the NMW appropriate to their age applies.

The NMW for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

More information is available at:

Link to Vacancy:
To Apply:  To apply you need to register on the national apprenticeship website, please follow link above:
Closing Date:   15 Sep 2019
Additional Information:  Training provider

College of Animal Welfare

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Author: Liz

Categories: APPRENTICESHIPS, Animal Care



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