Beeston Animal health SQP Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                  Farm SQP (Animal Health Advisor)

Reports To:              General Manager

Location:                  Beeston Animal Health, Whitchurch Road, Beeston Castle, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9NJ with travel across Cheshire and the North West.

Date Written:            September 2019

 

Job Overview:

Our aim within the company is to treat our clients as we would wish to be dealt with ourselves.

 

This philosophy should be carried through all levels, in terms of our demeanour, appearance, professionalism and communication (between vets, clients, external providers such as laboratories and staff).  We all have a part to play in ensuring the smooth running of the various aspects of the practice.

 

Purpose of Position:

 

To provide an excellent customer service to the customers of Beeston Animal Health, advising them on the range of products and health planning.  To effectively manage stock levels and deliver products to customers.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

 

  1. To provide an outstanding level of customer service to all customers, building productive and positive relationships.

 

  1. To take responsibility for the logistics of the stock and to ensure that relevant stock is distributed and ensuring stock is correctly issued, received and stored.

 

  1. To ensure that there is an efficient and effective delivery and collection / distribution service at all times for our customers.

 

  1. To maintain skills and knowledge and the SQP qualification to ensure that customers can be advised on appropriate products and health management for their animals.

 

 

  1. The role involves a degree of manual handling and can be physically demanding.

 

  1. To maintain administration systems to ensure that records are kept appropriately which includes the use of an in-house database system and PC, internet and email usage.

 

  1. To undertake such duties as may from time to time be reasonably requested within the flexible definition of the post.

 

Person Specification

 

The skills, abilities, experience and knowledge outlined below provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively.

 

Criteria Essential Desirable

 

Relevant Qualifications

·         A current, clean driving licence.

·         At least 18 years old, for Willows insurance purposes.

·         SQP Qualification. https://www.amtra.org.uk/what-is-an-sqp/

 

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Relevant Experience, Skills and Knowledge

·         Prior experience of working within an animal health role.

·         Physically able to undertake the manual handling tasks required for this role which will include moving heavy goods.

·         Excellent customer service & IT skills.

·         Prior experience in a retail environment.

·         Knowledge of the local area.

·         To be capable and confident of driving a vehicle.

·         Knowledge of the Veterinary industry.

 

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Communication and Interpersonal Skills

·         Confident communicator, both on the telephone and face to face.

·         Flexible team player.

·         Organised and methodical in work.

 

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Additional notes:

Beeston Animal Health provides quality animal health products and advice to all equine, pet and livestock owners. As part of this, we endeavour to source the best new products available and offer the most up to date advice on animal health matters. As a mark of our commitment to quality, our staff are AMTRA trained and hold numerous awards and accreditations in the industry.

 

This role will have a nominal base at our Beeston Animal Health retail outlet in Tarporley as well as being required to visit customers to give animal health advice and to deliver products (a company vehicle is provided for deliveries).

 

This is a full time role based on working 37.5 hours per week (although part-time could be considered for the right candidate) and includes working alternate Saturday mornings.

 

We offer an attractive rate of pay commensurate with experience.  In addition a Summer and Christmas bonus scheme for eligible staff.  Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year (including Bank Holidays) and this rises in line with service.  Benefits also include a workplace pension scheme, staff uniform, staff pet discounts.  We also offer Healthshield benefits which cover the everyday health needs of staff by providing cashback for dental, optical and physiotherapy costs, alongside offering wellness services such as a Virtual GP Surgery and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

 

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to:

 

karenthompson@beestonanimalhealth.co.uk

 

by 5pm on Friday 4th October 2019.

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