Greyhound Re-homing Manager

Combine your passion for dogs and administration to make a difference in the life of retired racing greyhounds.

  • Lead the delivery of our greyhound re-homing programs
  • This is a newly created permanent full time position
  • Attractive salary

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) regulates and promotes greyhound racing at a national level, with greyhound welfare, life cycle management, and integrity as its key priorities.

GRNZ supports its re-homing partners and Prison Foster Care program by making sure that greyhounds entering retirement have the best opportunity to successfully find a new home as a family pet, or companion animal. Reporting to the Chief Greyhound Officer, the greyhound re-homing manager will give direction and support to all re-homing facilities and partner activities.

This includes developing appropriate policies, processes and guidelines for its re-homing sites, prison foster care programs, supporting the foster care and volunteer network and the participation of foster care and adoption days, and any other promotional initiatives to boost greyhound adoptions.

The GRNZ Re-homing manager will also ensure that all re-homing facilities, foster cares and volunteer programs meet GRNZ Health and Welfare standards to ensure they provide the best possible service and support for greyhounds.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Strong experience in strategically managing volunteer and foster care programs
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and influencing skills
  • Sound organisational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Be flexible in terms of travel
  • Manage a number of logistical challenges  

For further information about the position please contact Greg Kerr (04 576 1357).

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter addressing the above selection criteria together with your resume by clicking Apply for this job!

Applications close on the 21st June 2019.

Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand and hold a valid driver’s licence

Personal Qualities

  • Show resilience, versatility and adaptability in meeting goals
  • Adopts both a solutions and future focus
  • Experience in managing volunteer and foster care programs would be desirable.
  •  Relevant field or significant industry experience Exceptional organisational skills, with the highest attention to detail
  • Strong ability to priorities work commitments and attend to work requirements within tight time frames
  • Experience in a marketing or human resource role
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to form effective relationships with the general public, together with the ability to manage a diverse group of volunteers
  • A strong capability to analyse markets and develop strategies to increase adoptions and opportunities for foster care.


Posted on 27/05/2019 2:34:49 PM

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