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Salary: £34,390.11 per annum plus excellent benefits (starting salary is subject to experience)
Full/Part time: Full Time - 40 hours per week including weekends
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 29th July 2018
In the UK there are over seven million cats. Cats Protection is the organisation dedicated to helping, rescuing, re-homing and supporting cats. With 34 adoption centres and 250 volunteer-run branches, we help around 190,000 cats and kittens each year. We are now seeking an Adoption Centre Manager to join our team in Tyneside.
Following our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs, we are an ambitious charitable organisation with a rich feline history dating back over 80 years.
At Cats Protection, we are passionate about cats and couple our love of everything feline with a professional approach that will aid us in our mission to home cats, provide an effective neutering service and improve the public’s understanding of cats and their needs.
We are looking for people who share our values of placing cats and their welfare first, never putting a healthy cat to sleep, valuing and respecting our volunteers, supporters and staff, providing the highest quality of service and being open and honest.
So, if you are a consummate leader with line management and budgetary experience, this is an outstanding role in which to pursue a rewarding career in the not-for-profit sector and make a real difference to the lives of some of the UK’s best loved pets.
The Gildersome Homing Centre houses cats in our care who are ready for adoption. The Homing Centre is based a short journey from the separate admissions wing which is based at the College of Animal Welfare (CAW). The Adoption Centre Manager is responsible for the operations across both sites and will work closely with the two appointed Deputy Adoption Centre Managers across both sites to ensure our team of staff and volunteers deliver an excellent cat care journey and customer support service.
Additionally, you will manage all staff and volunteers, including Cat Care Assistants and Homing Centre Volunteers.
Involved in all aspects of the running of the centre, you will ensure the site is staffed effectively, the cats are looked after properly and all policies and procedures are followed and adhered to.
So, is this the role for you? If so, you will need to be:
A strong leader and manager of people with previous line management experience and a track record of working within budgets
A full, valid driving licence
A flexible approach to working hours including the ability to work weekends
A natural leader, as the Adoption Centre Manager, you’ll also need a strong customer focus, the ability to influence and motivate others and excellent communication and presentation skills. Tact and diplomacy will be key, as will the ability to promote a supportive and co-operative working environment.
Knowledge of animal welfare would be beneficial to your application.
Closing date: 29th July 2018
Telephone interviews: w/c 13th August 2018
Assessment Centre: 4th September 2018
To reward you we have a pay scheme which provides the opportunity to progress within your pay band, subject to satisfactory performance. We also offer a range of benefits which include a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive pension offering, a private medical scheme, and a death in service scheme.
Cats Protection is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
For further details and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing Date - Sunday, 29.07.2018