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Our staff vacancies are advertised here: 

We currently have one vacancy with our Bristol Dogs and Cats Home Reception Team. 



Job details: Receptionist, Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, Part Time

Job title: Receptionist  

Job type: Part Time

Date posted: 

Application closing date: 30/05/17

Location: 50 Albert Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0XW  

Salary: Living Wage- salary range between £7698.60 - £8190  per annum

Hours per week: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The daily work hours are between 9am and 5pm with one hour unpaid lunchbreak between 12- 1pm. 

We have two exciting opportunities to join our Reception Team 

The Bristol Dogs and Cats Home was founded in 1887 and now forms part of the RSPCA Bristol Branch along with the RSPCA Bristol Clinic. The role of the Home is to provide care for unwanted domestic animals until new homes can be found. We provide care for thousands of animals every year and ensure that their welfare and general needs are met on a daily basis.

The Branch employs upwards of 60 people with 25 of those working directly within the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home. Our Home is staffed 7 days per week and accepts stray animals 24 hours a day.

We face daily challenges with the number of animals we need to care for along with different species and breed specific issues. Being an inner city Home provides its own challenges and due to our convenient location to the City and the fact we hold the Stray Dog Contract for Bristol City Council we do not know what animal/ species/ breed will enter our doors next!

Our staff in reception work as a strong team to ensure all paperwork and administration is kept up to date and animals are entered onto our database as soon as they are admitted.

As the public face of Bristol Dogs and Cats Home we aim to ensure all visitors, volunteers and members of the public have a positive experience when visiting our Home.


 Application Process:

To apply for this position please use the application form available. Please do not send a CV as this will not be included.

A copy of the Supporting Letter, Job Description and application form is also available by request on 0117 9776043, from reception by request at Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, 50 Albert Road, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0XW – or via email, by request, to 

Please return the Application Form in an enveloped marked ‘Confidential’ and for the attention of Jodie Hayward, Bristol Dogs and Cats Home Manager to 50 Albert Road, St. Philips, Bristol, BS2 0XW, or email to

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 30th May 2017.

Interview date: Interviews are to be held the week commencing Monday 5th June

Start Date: As soon as possible

As a charity we try to minimise recruitment costs; if you have not heard from us within three weeks from the closing date of applications please assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful.


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