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The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA)

Laois Dog Warden Service, Ballacolla, Co. Laois

Control of Dogs Act 1986

As a result of the ongoing development of the Laois Dog Warden Service, we are recruiting for the following position:

Kennel Assistant (part-time 20 hours per week)

Candidates should have:

  • Broad knowledge of canine care
  • Dog handling and animal welfare experience is essential
  • Good communication and organisational skills essential
  • Must be proactive, flexible and willing to work as part of a team
  • Administration and IT skills are required  
  • Educated to a satisfactory standard
  • Good standard of general fitness
  • Full clean driving licence required

Applicants should apply by emailing a current CV to include a covering letter to: quoting reference KA0818 in the email subject.

A job description is available here. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th August 2018


As a result of on-going development, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is recruiting for the following positions:

Ispca Animal Welfare Inspector (Midlands Region)

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of proactive animal welfare in the Midlands region. The successful candidate will be operating predominantly in Counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois and will be required to be based locally.  The position will be initially offered on a two-year contract, based on 35 hours per week.

Essential skills:

  • Good basic level of education, ideally a third level qualification in a related discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evaluation and assessment skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of animal care
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative
  • Ability and willingness to represent the ISPCA in the media
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Proof of ability to swim


  • Knowledge of animal welfare issues
  • Knowledge of legislation
  • Animal handling skills, particularly canine, equine and feline
  • Experience in conflict resolution

Download a copy of the full job description here

Candidates should apply by emailing a current CV with a covering letter in confidence to quoting reference number INSPT0718.  Please outline how yours skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements for this role.

The closing date for applications is strictly 5.00pm on Friday, 17th August 2018.

The ISPCA is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA 20008734)