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Medical Supervisor Job Advert

POSITION NOW FILLED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED

Do you love rabbits and do you want to make a difference to those finding themselves unwanted? Then this could be the New Year start for you!

 

If you are wanting to further your career in animal care and are looking for experience with a well-established rescue who are able to offer you support as you develop and learn as well as 28 days holiday, a modest wage and the opportunity to experience new challenges, then this could be the job opportunity for you. 

We are looking for someone to take care of the medical needs of our rabbits. This is a hands on rescue and the work can be quite fast paced, varied, intense and unique so we are looking for people who are compassionate and caring, practical and pragmatic and willing to get stuck in. You need to be able to work in a team as well as an individual making communal, individual and sometimes difficult decisions. 

You need to have a full clean UK driving licence, be willing to train and deal with First Aid instances and any job offer will be dependent on the charity applying for, and receiving back, a clean CRB / DBS check. 

Organisational, basic computer and communication skills are a must as you will be communicating both verbally and via email with the general public, vets and volunteers and regularly keeping records. You must be punctual, have your own transport and be flexible with the hours you work as the requirements of the rescue demand. You must be able to work effectively outside in all weathers and be able to deal with the unexpected. 

Experience working with animals is a must and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above is required, two of which should be in Maths and English; any job offer will be reliant on the receipt of two references.

 

Overall Remit of Role

 

  • To ensure the health and well-being of the animals on site on a day to day basis

 

Key Tasks and responsibilities / Job Description

  • Responsible for the day to day health and safety of the animals, working closely with the team and volunteers to ensure all animals are fit and well 
  • To ensure animal welfare standards are maintained on site in accordance with the standards set by the charity and adhering to any legislation ie Animal Welfare Act 
  • To administer a variety of medicines, including injectable, to work alongside our vets to support the diagnosis of illness and ensure appropriate treatment is received 
  • To ensure accurate records of all incoming, sanctuary and departing animals are maintained and filed including any treatment and vet visits whilst in the care of Fat Fluffs 
  • To health check and record all new surrender rabbits and to ensure all vaccinations and any other health requirements are assessed and dealt with in a timely manner 
  • To ensure all our sanctuary rabbits health requirements are up to date and to liaise with the vets to ensure appropriate appointments and treatments 
  • To ensure the rabbits are transported safely to any appointments and collected as arranged and be willing to stay with a rabbit should the vet deem euthanasia the kindest option
  • To maintain accurate records and regular stock checks of all medicines and equipment ensuring consumables, any repeat prescriptions or regular medicinal requirements are ordered in good time and all medicines, including POM-V, are kept securely 
  • To write concise, informative and clear handovers for staff covering any medical absences 
  • To help cover other roles within the rescue to ensure the animals are fully cared for on a day to day basis 
  • To undertake any other duties as required 
  • To be fully aware of the charity’s procedures and be able to apply and escalate these should any issues arise 
  • To be current and maintain recency of a First Aid Certificate – Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue funded

If you think this job might be for you please send a current CV and covering letter to applications@fatfluffs.com

30 Dec 2018

Site Co-Ordinator Job Advert

POSITION NOW FILLED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED

Do you love rabbits and do you want to make a difference to those finding themselves in a rescue? Then this could be the New Year start for you!


If you are wanting to further your career in animal care and management, if you are looking for experience with a well-established rescue who are able to offer you support as you develop and learn as well as 28 days holiday, a modest wage and the opportunity to experience new challenges,  then this could be the job opportunity for you. 

We are looking for someone to run our site. This is a hands on rescue and the work can be quite fast paced, varied, intense and unique so we are looking for people who are compassionate and caring, practical and pragmatic and willing to get stuck in. You need to be able to work in a team as well as an individual making communal, individual and sometimes difficult decisions. 

You need to have a full clean UK driving licence, be willing to train and deal with First Aid instances and any job offer will be dependent on the charity applying for, and receiving back, a clean CRB / DBS check. 

Organisational, basic computer and communication skills are a must as you will be communicating both verbally and via email with the general public, vets and volunteers and regularly keeping records. You must be punctual, have your own transport and be flexible with the hours you work as the requirements of the rescue demand. You must be able to work effectively outside in all weathers and be able to deal with the unexpected. 

Experience working with animals is a must and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above is required, two of which should be in Maths and English; any job offer will be reliant on the receipt of two references.

 

Overall Remit of Role

 

  • To ensure the smooth and safe running of the rescue on a day to day basis.

 

Key Tasks and responsibilities / Job Description

  • Responsible for the day to day health and safety of the staff, volunteers and general public whilst on site and for the initiation of any required reports in accordance with the charity’s procedures to ensure the trustees are made aware of any issue
  • To assist with the recruitment, training and day to day management and care of our volunteers, and to maintain accurate records of attendance and update roster
  • To ensure animal welfare standards are maintained on site in accordance with the standards set by the charity and adhering to any legislation ie Animal Welfare Act
  • To help cover other roles within the rescue having been trained in the administration of oral and injectable medications and health care of our animals
  • To ensure accurate recording and securing of monies on site
  • To maintain good relationship with the trustees ensuring they are kept up to date on any issues raised on site and are informed of any concerns in accordance with the charity’s policies
  • To ensure accurate records of all incoming, sanctuary and departing animals are maintained and filed
  • To co-ordinate all HQ visitation bookings, answer the phone, respond to emails and ensure good and timely communication is maintained between HQ, staff, volunteers and the general public
  • To co-ordinate the movements of all rabbits within the rescue, surrender, bonding, boarding and rehoming
  • Responsible for the security of all buildings and content, as well as ensuring all buildings, equipment, vehicles and grounds are adequately maintained in conjunction with the accountable trustee
  • Order goods and process invoices in accordance with requirements noted during regular stock checks, as well as removal of rubbish from site
  • To co-ordinate all boarding requests, bookings, arrivals and departures as well as ensuring all relevant paperwork and proof of vaccination are in order
  • To write concise, informative and clear handovers for staff covering any absences
  • To update the charity’s website and social media pages with relevant information
  • To liaise with the fundraising & events teams to ensure availability of rabbits and any other resources required and to participate in activities and visits when required
  • To undertake any other duties as required 
  • To be current and maintain recency of a First Aid Certificate – Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue funded

If you think this could be the job for you please send an up to date CV and covering letter to applications@fatfluffs.com

30 Dec 2018

Amazing Weekend

Thank you to everyone who helped out at the NEC this weekend and everyone who came along to say hello! We had such a fun and exhausting time; Sarah, Adam and Hannah talked in the rescue tent about the bunnies with Michaela Strachan, some of our girls met their hero Noel Fitzpatrick ... although we think he was a bit start struck with our bunnies ....

               

We chatted about rabbits and met loads of animal mad and loving people and as ever we were really proud to be a part of the Runaround team and help them demonstrate their amazing set ups. Here are just some of the photos from the weekend ....

                     

                     

05 Nov 2018

NEC Rescue Tent

Fat Fluffs are very lucky to be invited to be part of the Animal Rescue Barn Feature with Michaela Strachan this weekend at the NEC National Pet Show. It's a privilege to be part of this opportunity to promote our rescue work and take along some of our bunnies looking for new homes. Please come and support the bunnies and some of the team behind the bunnies!!

https://www.thenationalpetshow.com/show-experience/get-involved/animal-rescue-barn

MEET LOCAL ANIMALS LOOKING TO JOIN YOUR FAMILY

If you’ve ever thought about rehoming an adorable animal be sure to stop by the BRAND NEW Animal Rescue Barn where you’ll meet local animals looking for their forever home!

Join TV presenter Michaela Strachan throughout the day as she hosts this important new show feature, dedicated to helping dogs, cats and small furries from some well-known charities find new home.

Find out everything you need to know about rehoming an animal and have all your questions answered including whether it will work for you!  Plus, learn about the back story for each animal ready for adoption and all about their future needs. 

So if you experience love at first sight and find the perfect animal for your home, be sure to speak to the charities about starting the rehoming process during the show, and help us with our quest to provide some happy homes to some gorgeous animals!

 

Fat Fluffs

Fat Fluffs are an independent rabbit rescue based just outside of Birmingham and it’s their 10th Anniversary this year!

Fat Fluffs rehome an amazing 180 rabbits each year! All the bunnies are fully vaccinated, neutered and bonded with friends for companionship. They are on hand for new owners to contact them at any time for help and support with their new bunnies.

“Our aim is to help rabbits to be kept in better environments than a hutch, receive proper vet care, be given the correct food and to allow them to live happy, enriched and busy lives with other rabbits and their owners.”



 

Fresh Start for Hens

Fresh Start for Hens are a group of volunteers who work to rehome ex-commercial hens. They have 100 points across England and Wales where you can add one of these hens to your home.

Hens make great pets especially ex-commercial hens as they are used to humans and are generally extremely friendly and quick tame. Hens are flock animals so need to be rehomed in groups, a minimum of 3 to start.

Greyhound Trust

Greyhound Trust Hall Green is run solely by volunteers, and is home to over 40 retired greyhounds looking for their forever home. They have rehomed a brilliant 150 so far this year!

The greyhounds have been neutered, and trained by the volunteers who will begin to socialise them into the community - most of them have never been in a house or seen anything resembling a TV or hoover.

“These greyhounds need patience, care and training but with the volunteers support and the right owners, greyhounds make the perfect pet.”

Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home

Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home take in stray and unwanted dogs in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire districts. Their mission is to care for and vaccinate all dogs in their care and find them suitable and loving forever homes.

 

31 Oct 2018

NEC Weekend

                   

This coming weekend we have been invited, once again by our good friends at Runaround, to be a part of the NEC Pet Show on the 3rd and 4th October. We are really looking forward to it as it is always a great event where we get to meet so many great people, some stars that we admire from afar, and reconnect with friends as well as chat bunnies - a lot!

If you're in the area and visiting the show please do come and see us; we are taking lots of our rabbits with us to demonstrate the amazing Runaround system and we will also have some of our bunnies that are currently looking for homes in the Rescue Tent. There is going to be so much going on it is guaranteed to be a great weekend!

                   

27 Oct 2018

NEC Competition

We have 3 tickets to the National Pet Show to give away! Drop us an email on team@fatfluffs.com with the header NEC Comp to be in with a chance of winning one! Winners to be chosen at random, competition closes at 8pm this Sunday 28th October - Good Luck!!


27 Oct 2018

IFAW Award

This time last week saw four of our team heading to London to the House of Lords where our Trustee and Founder Chloe won an award with the IFAW for services to small animals!

Dianne had nominated Chloe a while ago but completely forgotten about it so when she was invited to go for a trip to London she thought it was a hoax. As valuable members of the Fat Fluffs team Charlotte and Rachael also got dressed up in their glad rags and went to the House of Lords where Chloe and nine others were awarded for their services to animals.

The awards were presented by Bill Oddie and Baroness Gale on a beautiful sunny day in a stunning setting.

"Thank you to Dianne for nominating me and to all the other people who knew all about it when I didn't and said such lovely things. I am really touched to be nominated and even more so to win and, more than that, appreciate all the love and support I receive as I couldn't do any of this without the team and volunteers who give so much"

                   

27 Oct 2018

Job Opportunity

Rabbit Keeper


Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue & Rehome, a small animal charity based in Hampton in Arden, is looking for a Rabbit Keeper to join it’s dedicated team.  


Working three days a week (18 hours opposite a current two day part time employee) you will be responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of all the rabbits at the rescue including feed, environment, enrichment, health and care, data entry and analysis as well as many other duties. 


This will be a very hands on job requiring commitment, confident handling skills and will involve getting to know the animals personally, making it a physical but rewarding job for the right person. 


You will ideally be someone with recent animal enrichment and handling experience, have a passion for rabbit welfare, a flexible, confident, outgoing personality with good written and verbal communication skills and a relevant qualification preferably to degree level. A first aid qualification would also be advantageous. 


To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: chloe@fatfluffs.com 

 

14 Jul 2017

Christmas Holiday Appeal

Does anyone have a spare couple of hours this festive season? We know everyone has lots of exciting plans over the coming few weeks but our bunnies still need 24/7 love and care so if anyone could spare a few hours one morning to pop in and give us a hand with giving them a clean and a cuddle they would really appreciate it - please email volunteer@fatfluffs.com or give Adam a call on 07737 218035 - thank you so much!

22 Dec 2016

Bugsy and his Pop Sock

 
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This is Bugsy modelling one of our Fat Fluff Pop Socks (Post Op Sock) Bugsy had a very large abscess under his right armpit about the size of a tennis ball which was successfully removed by our fab vet Rebecca - but Bugsy is a monkey and chewed his stitches so he is now in his pop sock and stapled and healing well! A very kind adopter gave us these runaround items - 4 x 8ft tubes and a hay hutch which we are auctioning off to help pay for this little man's op. If anyone is interested in purchasing all or any of these then make us an offer and it has been requested that a carrot is thrown in with the offer and brought on collection ..... Thank you!!

08 May 2016

Telephone: 07737 218035. E-mail: team@fatfluffs.com