Job Title: Dog Groomer
Location: Ginger&Browns, Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2EB
Salary: £17,500 per Annum Hours: 40 per week. Weekend hours required, some flexibility.
Holiday: 20 days per annum holiday plus other benefits
Ginger&Browns is a modern, independent pet shop specialising in dogs, cats and wildlife. Now, 3 years after opening, we’re expanding into new premises to create our new dog groomers – “The Retreat”: a modern, spa-like salon for dogs. This exciting new venture means the successful candidate will play a key-role in helping to launch and grow this business.
You will offer a high standard of dog grooming as well as friendly and professional customer service in store, over the phone, and through social media. You will assist the owners in developing this new business and work closely with them to ensure the day to day running remains efficient.
This position will particularly suit candidates seeking an opportunity to broaden their skill set and gain experience in all aspects of running a small business.
Grooming and bathing of clients’ dogs as well as other treatments
Customer service e.g. managing reception, telephone answering, timetabling appointments, general communication with clients
Maintaining equipment and premises to ensure excellent hygiene and presentation standards
Regular input at team meetings to help expand “The Retreat” as its reputation grows
You will also be expected to help with other non-grooming related tasks within the business as required – we’re a small team so collaborating together is just as essential as being independent.
Future roles may include mentoring/supervision of junior staff as the business continues to grow
Level 3+ (or equivalent) in Dog Grooming from e.g. City and Guilds, The Open College Network, ICMG
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a professional dog grooming environment
Excellent communication and organisational skills in the workplace
Excellent customer service and a friendly, approachable manner
Desire to develop knowledge, skills and career
Ability to use social media platforms e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Experience in retail or a sales-based position
Relevant experience, qualifications, knowledge e.g. canine first aid, animal behaviour, positive training methods to match our company ethos
Experience of day-to-day business management, employee management, marketing/branding
Applications submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org, should include a Cover Letter and CV
Closing date for applications is 31/3/2019 Interviews will commence 8/4/2019