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Animal Warden
  • Employer: Mole Valley District Council
  • Reference: ANIWAR/001
  • Published: Tue 12/11/2019, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/11/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £22,027-£24,480
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxted & Dorking Locations, Surrey

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Animal Warden

“Happy to talk flexible working”

About the role and team
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to fulfil the role of Animal Warden within our ambitious and progressive Shared Environmental Health Partnership at Mole Valley and Tandridge District Councils and be a valued member of a friendly and professional team. This role is based predominantly in the Tandridge district, based in Oxted, at the foot of the Surrey North Downs.

You will have a wide ranging role with a varied work load including dealing with stray dogs, enforcement duties relating to dog control and carrying out animal welfare licencing inspections.

You will need to have experience of working with dogs in a professional capacity, be able to use your own initiative and work well as part of a team. You must possess good communication skills and have experience of dealing directly with members of the public.
The role involves a significant amount of time on site carrying out inspections patrols and responding to service requests. Therefore the ability to work on your initiative with limited on site supervision is an important part of the role. There will also be times when working outside of normal office hours to attend meetings and undertake enforcement work will be required.

Full driving licence is essential

Knowledge of Legislation and Enforcement procedures and certificated attendance at a recognised Dog Warden training course is desirable.

About you
You will be able to work effectively on your own as well as part of a team to achieve goals and objectives that deliver results.
Flexible and adaptable to prioritising differing workloads, work to specified deadlines and use your own initiative when required.
Be conscientious and hardworking, with a keen eye for detail.
Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude.
Adapt to change and be forthcoming with ideas which bring about improvements.
Is seeking a varied and challenging role and are interested in developing your knowledge and skills.

We offer

Generous annual leave allowance of up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24, A25 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking Main and Deepdene train stations

Further info
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Lisa Russell on 01306 879211. Alternatively you can contact HR at

Closing date for applicants: Midday 26 November 2019
Interview dates: TBC

How to apply
Click Apply Now and submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification. Alternatively email our careers inbox