Battersea, Greater London

£29,750 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

BDCH1195

Job Description

As part of Battersea’s new strategy to further improve the services to the animals in our care, we will be opening an Animal Wellness Centre at our London site which will contain a hydrotherapy unit and an underwater treadmill.

We are looking for a Senior Canine Hydrotherapist to help us set up our new hydrotherapy unit, and establish all of the policies, protocols and training that will be necessary for its effective use. They will work closely with our operational teams to help enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of the dogs in our care.

This role is suitable for a qualified and experienced CHA/NARCH registered hydrotherapist, with a minimum Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals or Canine Hydrotherapy. The successful candidate will be confident in handling unknown dogs, self-motivated, and have excellent interpersonal and consultative skills. They will already be proficient in managing their own workload within a hydrotherapy centre setting and in providing practical hands on support to others who are less experienced.

Previous experience of working in a rescue environment is highly desirable.

About Us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

Our Operations Team

This role sits within the Operations Directorate, which is responsible for delivering the highest standards of animal welfare and care for every dog and cat in their journey through Battersea, from reception, to intake, to assessment and then to rehoming.

What We Can Offer You

Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:

28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year

Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution

Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year

Annual interest-free season ticket loans

Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes

Life insurance

So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.