We are hiring!

Level 3 City & Guilds Stylist
Immediate Start Available
Hourly rate negotiable DOE

If you have a passion for animals, dedication, long term ambition and want to be part of our exciting and forward thinking team, then read on!

About Us
Browns Natural Pet Store is an independent family run pet destination with stores in Goring and Ferring.

Our Ethical Pet Spa opened in July 2018 within our Ferring Store, and has helped serve nearly 300 customers already since it’s birth. We offer a range of traditional grooming services but also specialise also in treating nervous and anxious dogs and use 100% natural products, free from sulphates, chemicals and parabens.

We use award – winning natural grooming products which have healthy and advantageous essential oils and extracts, the products are ethically sourced and luxuriously kind to hounds and humans.

The role
Since opening The Ethical Pet Spa in July, we have grown our customer base rapidly and would like to offer our new and existing customers more flexibility and frequency when booking their dogs into our Spa.

Our current team includes one full and one part time level 3 qualified stylist and we are seeking another Level 3 City & Guilds qualified stylist to join our busy and dynamic team.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience of working independently in a grooming environment and be able to hit the ground running, with exceptional levels of communication, flexibility and attention to detail.  You should be confident dealing with all breeds of dogs and be physically able to cope with the demands of our busy pet spa.

On average our stylists groom four dogs per day each, so you should be able to demonstrate an ability to replicate this level of work.

No two days are the same at The Ethical Pet Spa – from hand striping a Border Terrier, to bathing a Irish Wolf Hound, or show grooming a Poodle to a carrying out a new puppy spa orientation. Whichever dog you work with in The Ethical Pet Spa, above all we thrive on challenges and require your skills to go further than just a standard wash cut and drying service.

We require a team player that thrives on pressure and has outstanding organisation with a caring nature to boot. As pre-mentioned, we will be offering more flexibility for our customers when booking, so any applicant should be willing to work at weekends and be able offer evening appointments from time to time.

Away from day to day contact with the animals, you will be expected to help maintain and clean The Ethical Pet Spa so that it looks perfectly presented at all times. In addition, there will be numerous administrative tasks to carry out as well, so a flexible and versatile candidate will be required to ensure smooth running of the spa across all areas.

Reasons to join us
We are a family run, friendly, growing and ambitious business with the animals well being at the heart of every decision we make. You will be given enormous flexibility, training, support along with a staff discount, pension and uniform. All equipment will be provided. Hourly Rate is negotiable depending on experience level.

To directly apply, send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the position and send to holly@brownsnaturalpetstore.co.uk

Full List of Requirements:

*Level 3 City & Guilds Qualification

*Previous grooming experience

*High level of customer service

*Work well under pressure

*Strong communication skills

*Dog behaviour understanding

*Clean & tidy worker

*Organised

*Good telephone manner

*Administrative skills

*Able to work as part of a team and independently

*Attention to detail

*Self awareness

*Desire to personally develop and take on new ideas

*Stamina

*Flexibility

*Sense of fun

*Willing to work at weekends