Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland has responsibility for the promotion, regulation and ongoing commercial development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. The issue of welfare is a key priority for the Rásaíocht Con Éireann and for the greyhound industry generally. Rásaíocht Con Éireann wishes to add to its existing welfare team and recruit an additional person as Welfare Officer/Greyhound Rehoming Co-ordinator to drive the programme of work in this area. Applications are therefore invited for the following position:
Job Title: Welfare Officer/Greyhound Rehoming Co-ordinator
Objectives: The Strategic Plan 2018-2022 published by Rásaíocht Con Éireann sets out a range of areas for focus including a priority objective to ‘maintain welfare at the centre of our industry’. The care of greyhounds needs to be above reproach and a coordinated industry wide approach to dealing with perception issues relating to greyhound welfare is essential to creating full confidence by all stakeholders in the industry. The successful candidate will play a key role in achieving the objectives of the Plan.
Scope of the Role:
The successful candidate for this role, which is based at our Limerick Head Office, will be responsible for enhancing the approach of Rásaíocht Con Éireann to greyhound welfare across all areas of activity. A particular focus will be on rehoming initiatives and working towards an ever greater percentage of retired greyhound being rehomed.
The role ideally requires an experienced candidate with an understanding of welfare requirements particularly where they relate to the greyhound sector. A strong combination of, administrative, organisational, project management and interpersonal skills are essential along with an ability to promote and extensively advocate a strong rehoming message.
Hours of Work
The role is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week normally Monday to Friday but may vary depending on the needs of the business.
Education and Preferred Behaviours and Competencies
Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer