Saturday Assistant

with prospect of Apprenticeship

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Grooming Assistant

Saturday Job with the possibility of a future apprenticeship

A Saturday Grooming Assistant position allows individuals 16 years of age and over to work under the supervision of an experienced groomer or mentor and learn the basic skills required to succeed in the preparation of dogs for grooming. You would be required to carry out tasks to assist the groomer, including maintaining a safe, clean and tidy working area. It not only helps you in earning money but also gains the necessary knowledge to succeed in this particular field. However, you need to possess some important and necessary qualities if you want to join as Saturday staff with the possibility of a future offer for an apprenticeship.

 

Job Description

A dog grooming assistant is a person who works in the pet care industry. He or she works with a dog groomer to assist that person in routine aspects of bathing, conditioning and preparation of a dogs coat for styling. The grooming assistant also works with the groomer to help maintain a safe and clean working environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Your key area of responsibility is for the safety and well-being of dogs in our care at all times.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining a sanitary and safe working environment by cleaning up hair, water and occasional waste from dogs when required and under your own initiative.
  • Cleaning all areas of the business environment is required to be completed to the highest standard and will involve the use of disinfectants approved for use with animals.
  • You will be required to move dogs between locations while adhering to health and safety legislation and risk assessment protocols.
  • You will be required to properly and safely handle a variety of dogs and prepare dogs for grooming by bathing, drying and coat preparation for grooming and styling by a qualified groomer.
  • You will be required to use specialist equipment while maintaining an awareness of health, safety and risk assessment.

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiasm

    The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. You should have a positive attitude towards work and ready to take up challenges and you should be responsible for your actions.

  • Work-ethic

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism while giving your interview and demonstrate an awareness of personal standards and have a desire to work hard. Arriving on time and treating all coworkers with respect are some of the positive traits, you should have. You should be prepared for all types of questions. For example, we may ask about general health and safety standards and why they are important. The successful applicant should be able to provide clear answers to such questions.

  • Interpersonal skills and teamwork

    You should be able to develop good working relationships with your peers and possess good interpersonal skills. Successful applicants should be able to work as a team and manage tasks accordingly. These qualities will be assessed at your interview.

  • Communication skills

    The successful applicant should possess and demonstrate good communication skills. This skill is important to us because it will not only help to resolve any kind of problems but also maintain good relationships with our clients as well as colleagues.

  • Qualifications 

    Basic Maths, English and computer skills will be useful. However, formal qualifications are not required for this position. We will focus on your personal qualities and enthusiasm. Listening and learning as well as an ability to follow instruction and take feedback well are required in order to work safely with animals.

If you are comfortable working on your feet all day, happy lifting and twisting, working in PPE and absolutely love dogs, we are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

Furst Class Lounge

Perks of the Job

Competitive Pay

You will have the opportunity to earn extra money and work with dogs while learning about our exciting industry.

Prospect of Apprenticeship

If the successful applicant demonstrates the required job description standards and possesses good personal qualities the position may progress to apprentice, where you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the dog grooming industry and build your future prospects for working with dogs on a professional level.

Staff Discount

On selected products and services.

Perks

Interested?! Start by sending us more details about yourself, telling us why you are perfect for this position.

If you are 16 years old or over you can write to us at the address below, email us and contact us through social media. Please attach your CV, when contacting us. Remember to tell us as much about yourself as possible with details that will help you in your application for the Saturday Job position.

The application window closes Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Send your cover letter and CV to:

Furst Class lounge Ltd

Unit 1 Foxwood Park

Foxwood Close

Chesterfield

Derbyshire

S41 9RB

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