Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has responsibility for the promotion, regulation and ongoing commercial development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. Care and welfare of greyhounds are key priorities for GRI and for the greyhound industry generally. In 2021 GRI carried out over 1,000 kennel inspections across the country. GRI wishes to add to its existing welfare team to drive the kennel inspection programme. A number of positions are available as part of this recruitment process and a panel will be formed for future vacancies.
Job Title: Welfare Officer
Objective: One of the main priorities for GRI is to maintain Greyhound 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 for this position will play a key role in achieving this objective by conducting welfare inspections in their assigned region.
Reports to: Welfare Manager or Nominee of the CEO
Primary Work Location: Position available in Tipperary/Waterford Area
Scope of the Role: 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 and interpersonal skills are essential.
Key responsibilities of the role are as follows:
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. Flexibility will be required to meet the requirements of the role.
Preferred Behaviours and Competencies