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Blakemere Village, Chester Road,
Sandiway, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW8 2EB

We are an independent pet shop in Northwich offering a dog subscription box, an online shop, and a dog-friendly store. We specialise in dogs, cats and wildlife, with a focus on local and handmade, UK made, ethical, natural, high quality products. 

Job Vacancies

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

About Us:

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.

Your Role:

  • 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

  • Managing supplies

  • 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

Essential Requirements

  • 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

 

Desirable Requirements

  • 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: info@gingerandbrowns.co.uk, should include a Cover Letter and CV

Closing date for applications is 31/3/2019                    Interviews will commence 8/4/2019