- Reference: BDCH876
- Location: Battersea, London
- Department: Volunteering & Fostering
- Post available: 1
- Salary: £22850
- Full/Part time: Full time
- Contract type: Permanent
Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims aim to never turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society. We currently operate from three centres – in Battersea London, Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent. Every year, we care for over 7,000 dogs and cats.
The Foster Coordinator role is a key role in the Operations Directorate, whose purpose is to guide the journey that every cat and dog takes when they come in to the Home. From reception to intake to assessment to rehoming – our staff and volunteers are trained to deliver the very best standards in animal welfare. Volunteers work in a wide range of roles across the Home, including kennel and cattery support, office duties, fundraising, representing the Home at events and working with local schools and community centres to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
The volunteer team has grown significantly over the past few years to over 1,000 volunteers working across our three sites, who last year dedicated over 91,000 hours to the Home. We are looking to further increase both the number of volunteers and the diversity and quality of work that they carry out, across all departments in the Home. Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the Home’s continued success, and we want to ensure that they are valued and motivated, with the Volunteer service fully embedded and integrated into the fabric of the Home.
Main Purpose of the Role
To coordinate the Home’s foster scheme, working in conjunction with the Operations and Clinic Departments, to source temporary homes for dogs and cats identified as requiring time away from the Home.
Closing Date - Sunday, 02.07.2017