Kennel Supervisor for the CSPCA


Job Title: Kennel Supervisor

Reports to: Manager of the CSPCA

Hours: 39 hours per week

Location: CSPCA

Link Road Mahon


Contract Type: Permanent

Role Description:

The main purpose of the role is to provide specialist care and support to all dogs under the care of the CSPCA.

Key Responsibilities:

• Carry out day-to-day husbandry of up to 60 dogs within a block of kennels, cattery and stables ensuring application of standard operating procedures (SOPs) including the provision of specialist health care of the dogs in your care.

• Infection control and prevention measures and procedures to be carried out daily and weekly.

• Monitor and maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of the dogs within the kennel environment.

• Identify and resolve potential welfare issues.

• Maintain behavioural responses within the kennel environment using appropriate dog handling techniques and being aware of individual temperaments and behavioural traits.

• Documenting animals from intake to rehoming.

• Proactively identify and manage any health issues and communicate with the team in administration and veterinary professionals as needed.

• Report, verbally and electronically, on the health and welfare of dogs at various stages in their lifecycle.

• Maintain accurate and up to date records by providing verbal and written/electronic information regarding health histories and the behaviour of dogs.

• Take responsibility for office-based tasks such as rehoming, volunteer management or working dog welfare work as needed.

• Assist in data collection, analysis and reporting on all aspects of dog health and welfare within the organisation.

• Monitor and mentor new staff and volunteers to ensure consistency of application of SOPs.

• Liaise with the City and County Dog Wardens, Administration staff, Gardai and various other council departments and providing advice and assistance as needed.

• Working as part of the team to deliver joint objectives, this includes but is not limited to animal welfare, rehoming, landscaping and community projects.

• Any other activities relevant to the role. In addition to these key accountabilities, you may also have ownership for one or more key processes as communicated to you by your manager.

Person Specification:

• Comfortable handling dogs, cats, livestock and wildlife and working in an outdoor environment.

•Animal care qualification, 3rd level science degree and/or relevant experience required.

• Positive/optimistic attitude essential with an ability to demonstrate a solution orientated approach.

• Strong communication skills, comfortable with computers and experience in working with data.

• Experience working in a fast-paced environment as part of a team.

• Passionate about animal health and welfare.

Special Conditions:

• Working day would normally be 08.00-16.00, Monday to Friday,but you may on occasion have to work outside these hours in case of an emergency etc.

• Full clean Category B (vehicles) drivers licence essential.

• Must be eligible to work in Ireland.

To apply, please send the below information to

• Up-to-date CV

• Cover letter

The closing date for applications is 5th June 2024 the CSPCA is an equal opportunities employer.