Seasonal Vacancy, Mon–Fri & Sat-Sun 20hrs & 14hrs

Rosegreen 4 Cats – Caring for Cats its what we do. This vacancy is now closed.

Do you have a business focus and a caring heart? If so, Rosegreen 4 Cats has a great opportunity for you. As a leading boarding cattery we are here to ensure people’s cats have a safe and pleasant boarding experience, and we believe every member of our team is essential in fulfilling our mission.

As a Cattery Assistant (CA) you will help deliver a high standard of customer service and feline boarding, supporting the team to deliver other services such as grooming and sales of feline health and wellbeing products.

The role is to support the team with the delivery of safe, effective care, maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, assisting with animal handling, working at reception and providing support to clients and staff.  You will also encourage feline wellbeing through sales of suitable products to clients where practicable.

This vacancy is to provide additional staff cover during peak and holiday periods (usually Fife school holidays), candidates will usually be required to work 08:30 to 12:30 or 08:30 to 16:00 and provide cover Mon – Fri or Sat-Sun as required. The right candidate must recognise the seasonal nature of the cattery boarding business and be flexible to respond and meet the business needs,  prepared to work overtime as required. This is a Zero hours contract and Pay meets age related minimum wage 2017.

The position is for Easter & Summer cover up to  the 16th August 2017.

Candidates living locally or with their own transport is desirable, the cattery is semi rural and served by infrequent bus services.

The role is an excellent starting point if you want a career working with domestic pets or the pet care sector. You will be working as part of a small team and at times working under reduced supervision.

Candidates must have recent relevant experience of caring for and handling their own domestic pets as a minimum, preferably working with cats within a business environment. Be prepared to participate in training to achieve the minimum standard for this role.

To be considered for the position please E Mail a covering letter and CV to: mark@rosegreen4cats.co.uk

Successful candidates will be invited for interview by e mail if you do not receive an invitation for interview you will not have been successful on this occasion. This vacancy is now closed.

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More Changes to Cat Boarding in 2016

Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963

Latest Conditions June 2016

Under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963, anyone wanting to board animals commercially must obtain a licence from their local council, Rosegreen 4 Cats is licensed by Fife Council . The Act requires councils to ensure that the business in question observes certain conditions regarding the suitability of the accommodation provided and the welfare of the animals boarded.

At over 50 years old, the 1963 Boarding Establishment Act, which requires all boarding establishments to be licensed, is somewhat dated and does not reflect the needs of the modern dog or cat. In this issue we look at how licensing conditions are moving with the times.

The regulation of boarding establishments first began formally in 1963, with the passing of the Animal Boarding Act 1963, to quote Clause 1: ‘No person shall keep a boarding establishment for animals except under the authority of a licence granted in accordance with the provisions of this Act.’

Animal Welfare Act (AWA) Scotland 2007

In 2006, the long awaited Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was passed in Westminster Parliament and Scotland in 2007. Seen as a major step forward for animal welfare, the Act places a ‘duty of care’ on owners and keepers of animals, requiring them to be accountable for ensuring that the five welfare needs of their animals are met, comprising:

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  • the need for a suitable environment
  • the need for a suitable diet
  • the need to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
  • the need to be housed with or apart from other animals (as applicable)
  • the need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

Looking at these five needs, three are consistent with the 1963 Act criteria in terms of accommodation, feeding and disease prevention. However, the AWA introduces a requirement to look after the animal’s mental well-being, something which is not covered either in the 1963 Act nor the subsequent MLCs.

To help address this a new working group was set up in 2012 to look into developing MLCs for catteries to bring in the requirement for mental welling. The group was again made up of animal welfare charities, the veterinary profession, local authority Environmental Health Officers and the Pet Industry Federation.

The Model Licence Conditions (MLCs) expanded on the Act and included stipulations on construction, the size of the units, cleaning and disinfection, food and drink provision, management procedures and disease control and vaccination.

The new MLCs for catteries were published in 2013 and subsequently updated in 2016 and are presented in a new format to follow the five needs of the AWA. They offer comprehensive advice to inspectors and cattery owners alike and include a check sheet which proprietors can use to self-assess their premises and procedures ahead of the licensing inspection.

Fife Council, Environment and Licensing like most Local Authorities has confirmed it has adopted the latest guidance and that all new catteries / applicants will need to meet the 2016 conditions fully to be licensed. It has also been clarified that existing catteries will be given a period of time in which to meet the 2016 conditions, however this

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Model Licence Conditions 2013 revised (June 2016)

extension is applicable to any new applicants. All new owners /applicants will require to make a fresh application for a licence and fully meet current regulations. Although this is the most comprehensive change to animal boarding and will undoubtabley raise conditions and standards across the boarding cattery estate it may see a reduction in overall spaces available as older proprietors decide not to invest and upgrade and potential new owners find it cheaper to start a fresh with new premises and new units that meet licensing conditions from the outsight.

 

To download a copy of the 2013 Model Licensing Conditions as amended June 2016 click on the image opposite

 

Rosegreen 4 Cats, Supporting AMIS – Domestic Abuse Support in Scotland

Each year at Rosegreen 4 Cats we choose a local or national charity to support. This year we chose to support AMIS – Scottish Domestic Abuse Support an organisation dealing with the silenced victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse often failed by Police, Scottish Government and Local Authorities. We believe that all Scottish victims of violence and abuse should have access to sufficient funds, support and policy’s that are based on equality of provision. (The Office of National Statistics figures report that over 45% of reported domestic abuse victims are men, in spite off having little or no support, due to lack of funding and discrimination within Scottish Government Policy which is based on the theory that all men are perpetrators therefore cant be victims ).

More than half of DVA victims remain silenced because Scottish Government policy is dominated and influenced by ideological lobbying groups who receive as much as 100 million pounds with many of its senior staff on six figure salaries and expenses placing their own ideology and self interest ahead of supporting ALL victims. There are less than a handful off refuge spaces available to male victims of DVA in Scotland and even these will not always take children fleeing with there father leaving them at further risk off being left with the perpetrator who is often their mother. Help provide support if you can and help save some of the 14 men who die everyday in the UK  feeling alone with no where to turn to for support and fearing for their children  Please Donate Here

AMIS is a non-profit organisation established in 2010 to address the gap domestic abuse  in service provision for men experiencing domestic abuse. It provides direct support to men experiencing domestic abuse, as well as helping to improve mainstream service responses and campaigning for further inclusion of male victims in the wider narrative on domestic abuse. AMIS  is the only organisation in Scotland dedicated to this cause.

Mark – Owner Rosegreen 4 Cats

amisI want to make a difference. I’m inspired by the work that AMIS do helping families and children, so I wanted to raise money for them by abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’  link. The more people that know about AMIS, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot to me, my kids and others.

Cattery Assistant – P/T Vacancy Mon – Fri – 20hrs

Caring for Cats its what we do.

Do you have a business focus and a caring heart for cats? If so, Rosegreen 4 Cats has a great opportunity for you. As a leading boarding cattery we are here to ensure people’s cats have a safe and pleasant boarding experience, and we believe every member of our team is essential in fulfilling our mission.

As a Cattery Assistant (CA) you will provide a high standard of customer service and feline boarding care whilst promoting quality feline boarding and supporting the team to deliver other services such as grooming and sales of feline health and wellbeing products.

The role is to support the Boarding Cattery team with taking care of the wellbeing of cats by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, assisting with animal handling, working at reception and providing support to the Cattery Manager.  You will also encourage feline wellbeing through sales of suitable products to clients.

This vacancy is part time (20hrs) and candidates will usually work 08:30 to 13:00 and 08:30 to 17:00 to provide cover during peak seasonal periods and holidays (usually Fife school holidays), as well as staff holidays which may include the occasional weekend. The right candidate must recognise the seasonal nature of the boarding business and be flexible to respond and meet the business needs,  prepared to work overtime as required to provide additional cover.

The position is for summer cover up to  the 31st October 15, but an opportunity to extend beyond this for the right candidate may be possible.

A clean driving licence is desirable as the cattery is located semi rurally.

The role is an excellent starting point if you want a career working within the pet care sector.

Depending on the needs of the boarding cattery, you may be working as part of a small team or as a lone worker and will be expected at times to work under reduced supervision.

Candidates must have experience of caring and handling of domestic pets and preferably cats within a domestic or business environment. Hold or be prepared to hold a suitable qualification in pet care and be prepared to partake in ongoing professional development to meet the application criteria for this role.

The closing date for this vacancy is 26 July 2015 and may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates. This vacancy is now closed.

Rosegreen 4 Cats Owner – Mark “I’m Abseiling Of The Forth Rail Bridge”

Hi everyone I am raising money for children 1st. The abseil takes place on 21 June 2015 a few days after my late father’s birthday, and is a 165 foot SAS-style abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge to the beach below on the southern side of the bridge. Not looking forward to it as I am not keen on heights, however with your support I will be there. Please share on your page or follow the link and donate if you can? Every bit helps kids and families xx

Mark Welsh – Owner Rosegreen 4 Cats

64293_10205844850174950_6664894198833499781_n I want to make a difference. I’m inspired by the work that CHILDREN 1ST do, so I wanted to raise money for them by abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’  link. The more people that know about CHILDREN 1ST, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot to me, my kids and others.

 

Rosegreen 4 Cats – Loyalty Scheme

** Coming Soon – New For 2015 **

Rosegreen 4 Cats – Loyalty Scheme  “Its The Cats Whiskers”

Its The Cats WhiskersRosegreen 4 Cats values all our customers and would like to reward our returning clients with some great new offers. So look out for the terms and conditions and cards coming out soon and get more value from Rosegreen 4 Cats.

Mark Welsh, Owner

Why do cats purr?

 

Purring is an extraordinary sound and it isn’t exactly clear how cats do it. Not only domestic cats purr – many of the larger members of the cat family can also generate this vibration.imagesCAW6IUQ3

The behaviour stems from kittenhood, as the mother returns to the den and quietly signals (to avoid attracting attention from predators) that all is OK by purring to her kittens, they in turn suckle and purr at the same time.

Cats will also purr when they are sick or injured; there are various theories for this – the frequency of the purr in sick animals differs from the healthy purr and it may have healing properties or it may be self-soothing when the cat feels at its most vulnerable.

Vacancy – Weekend Team Member

Caring for Cats its what we do. This vacancy is now closed.

Do you have a business focus and a caring heart for cats? If so, Rosegreen 4 Cats has a great opportunity for you. As a leading boarding cattery we are here to ensure people’s cats have a safe and pleasant boarding experience, and we believe every member of our team is essential in fulfilling our mission.

As a Cattery Assistant (CA) you will provide a high standard of customer service and feline boarding care whilst promoting quality feline boarding and supporting the team to deliver other services such as grooming and sales of feline health and wellbeing products.

The role is to support the Boarding Cattery team with taking care of the wellbeing of cats by maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at all times, assisting with animal handling, working at reception and providing support to the Cattery Manager.  You will also encourage feline wellbeing through sales of suitable products to clients.

This vacancy is part time and to provide cover for our weekend opening hours of 08:30 to 16:00 the right candidate must be flexible and be prepared to work overtime as required to provide additional cover during peak periods (usually Fife school holidays) as well as staff holidays.

The role is an excellent starting point if you want a career working within the pet care sector.

Depending on the needs of the boarding cattery, you may be working as part of a small team or as a lone worker.

Candidates must have experience of caring for cats within a domestic or business environment. Hold or be prepared to hold a suitable qualification in pet care and be prepared to partake in ongoing professional development to meet the application criteria for this role.

The closing date for this vacancy is 6 October 2014 and may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates. This vacancy is now closed.