Southampton, Hampshire
£29,230 - £33,000 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Centre Manager – Fixed-Term Contract
Southampton, Hampshire

About Us

Blue Cross is one of the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

Our large and bustling Southampton Rehoming Centre has kennel and cattery facilities, an on-site veterinary suite, a puppy and kitten unit and isolation facilities. The centre has a large network of volunteers, including foster carers who look after dogs, cats and smaller pets.

We are now looking for a Centre Manager to join our team on a fixed-term contract until June 2021.

The Benefits

- Salary of £29,230 - £33,000 per annum
- Pension scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Company sick pay
- Life assurance
- Shopping discounts

If you are a manager from an animal welfare environment, this is a fantastic opportunity to advance your career with a charity that has been helping animals for over a century.

No two days will be the same in this diverse role and you will have the chance to use your expertise and passion for animal care to make a real, positive difference to the lives of pets.

We’re looking for someone to inspire and lead our team and get involved in all aspects of running our centre. You’ll be there to celebrate the good times and provide support for the bad, build skills across the centre and ensure success at every turn.

So, if you are game for an exciting challenge and eager to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, this is the role for you.

The Role

As the Centre Manager, you will be tasked with managing our large, busy centre in Southampton, managing the team and ensuring all rehoming and veterinary services are of the highest standards.

Joining a strong, experienced management team, you will oversee all aspects of the centre, providing strong leadership and support to all staff and volunteers and developing their skills and resilience levels.

About You

To join us as the Centre Manager, you will need:

- Demonstrable experience of managing and leading a team in an animal welfare environment
- Experience of managing income and expenditure budgets
- Experience of delivering high standards of customer care
- Experience of managing Health and Safety including Risk Assessments and COSHH
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach
- Proven ability to develop and deliver operational strategy
- A full, valid driving licence
- At a minimum, GCSE level qualifications in English and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Ideally, you will have a recognised management qualification, but this is not essential. Previous experience of working within a pet rehoming environment would be beneficial, as would experience of managing volunteers. Experience of managing operational change would also be beneficial.

Other organisations may call this role Rehoming Centre Manager, Animal Welfare Manager, Animal Centre Manager, Animal Service Manager, Service Manager, Rehoming Service Manager, or Animal Care Manager.

This is a full-time role, working 42 hours per week on a rota basis, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

The closing date for this role is the 15th March 2020. Interviews are scheduled for the 24th March 2020, with shortlisted candidates being invited back to attend an assessment centre on the 1st April 2020.

Grade: 3.1

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role, please select the apply button to read the full job description.

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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Posted on: 25 February 2020
Closed date: 15 March 2020
Job ref: 200221 Centre Manager Southampton
Tags: Management