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As a result of the ongoing development at the ISPCA, we are recruiting for an Animal Care Assistant based on a full-time asual contract, at the ISPCA National Animal Centre, Keenagh, Co. Longford N39X 257.


Animal Care Assistant  (Longford)

Essential skills:

  • Experience caring for and rehabilitating sick, injured and traumatised animals.
  • Excellent canine knowledge and animal handling experience required.
  • Canine behaviour, evaluation and assessment skills preferable.
  • Experience handling felines, small mammals, wildlife and equines desirable.
  • Good basic level of education, ideally a third level qualification in a related discipline.
  • Keen interest in animal welfare and experience working within the sector.
  • Must be proactive, flexible and willing to work on a seven-day rostered system.
  • Excellent Interpersonal, organisational and customer service skills necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Full clean driving licence required to drive a manual vehicle plus a licence to tow a horsebox preferable.

Candidates should apply by emailing a current CV with a covering letter in confidence to and quote job reference ID number NAC0324.

A job description is available for download here.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 1st March 2024.




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