ANIMAL lovers are being invited to apply for their dream job at a Fife-based pet food company.

Any Fifers thinking of applying for the pet and people park ranger post at Bella & Duke must be good with people as well as with pets including dogs, cats, ferrets – and snake!

The role will involved a lot of fun with the plethora of pets which the 130-strong team will be bringing to the office.

It will also involve learning and supporting with pet wellness and behaviour and creating a culture fit for all creatures.

With more than 60 pets between the team, candidates must be competent with a variety of pets to be in with a chance of the £25K job.

Duties will include ensuring a safe and cosy space for pets with kennels and catteries dotted around the office and working closely with Bella & Duke’s in-house expert behaviourist, Caroline Spencer, to ensure pets are at their happiest when in the office.

There will also be the opportunity to learn from Caroline and improve knowledge of dog body language and behaviour. Agility courses and fun interactive areas will be organised for pets to blow off steam, learn new tricks and bond with their owners.

The successful applicant will have to ensure the needs of office pets as well as visiting pets are being met while the role will also include keeping humans in line, ensuring that they are listening to their pets and monitoring their behaviour.

Mark Scott, CEO of Bella & Duke, based in Rosyth, said it wasn't just employee welfare that had to be provided for.

"It’s important we consider the services, benefits and facilities offered to employees as well as their companions," he explained. "We hear of companies talking about being pet-friendly but with pet welfare being at the core of what our company does, we wanted to take it one step further and dedicate a specific job role to ensure we go above and beyond for pets in the office.

“We’re excited to see the applications and look forward to offering this dream position to someone who’s as potty about pets as we are.”

The successful candidate should be totally at ease with all office services, from maintenance and health and safety to software, and be driven and passionate about creating the most pet friendly workplace in the UK. Pet specific qualifications are not required.

Applications close on Monday and more details can be found at