Important: The Animal Home is open to the public on an appointment only basis for the purpose rehoming. Please visit our adoption process page for more information

National Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999


Animal Care Assistant

Closing date: 30th May 2022

Interview date: 9th June 2022

Salary: £9.50

Hours: 22.5 pw

We're looking to grow our team of Animal Care Assistants here at the York Animal Home, and have one of vacancy available:

  • 22.5 hours/5 days per week (7.5 hours per day)

Our team of Animal Care Assistants provide frontline care for all of the animals at the York Animal Home, and make sure they are well looked after for until they're rehomed. You will get to work with a range of different animal, from cats and dogs right through to rabbits and rats - so each day will be different from the next.

Animal Care Assistants carry out essential daily tasks such as feeding, cleaning, exercise, grooming and socialising along with things like performing health checks and giving medical treatments. The Animal Care Assistants are also responsible for ensuring animal records are accurate and up to date.

Being able to work as part of a team is essential.
Previous relevant experience is desirable but not always necessary as full training will be given.

Job Description

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About Us

We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in Goodramgate, York, Acomb and Selby.

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RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.


Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed to the public and all visits are by appointment only for potential adopters.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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