We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join our team as Centre Manager at our thriving Tyneside Centre. You will join us working 40 hours per week on a rota basis (to include weekends) and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £35,691.77 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2020, despite all the challenges, we helped 126,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 345 cats a day!
Our adoption and homing centres care for thousands of cats each year until they can find a loving new home. In 2020 27,000 cats were rehomed,15,000 of these through our hand-free homing service, and 1,900 more reunited with their owners. This success would not be possible without our dedicated team of employees and volunteers. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our centres are the face of Cats Protection and we pride ourselves on our employees providing the very best in animal welfare and customer service.
We are looking for someone who shares our values of placing cats and their welfare first, never putting a healthy cat to sleep, valuing and respecting our volunteers, supporters and employees, providing the highest quality of service and being open and honest.
Tyneside Centre in Felling, Gateshead was officially opened in July 2018 as a new-build and is the first Cats Protection purpose-built rehoming facility in the North East between neighbouring Centres in York and Glasgow. The Centre works closely with several long-established branches of volunteers, including fosterers and fundraisers and holds 42 outdoor heated pens plus a separate Isolation block. The Centre has continued to offer support and Hands-Free Homing throughout Covid-19 and aims to help 500 unwanted, abandoned or stray cats annually - including advice and support and finding those cats in need suitable homes. The successful applicant to this post will be joining a strong and caring team who have a real passion for supporting cats throughout the North East.
Responsibilities of our Centre Manager:
As Centre Manager you will ensure the welfare of all cats in our care and ensure that all administrative and maintenance procedures are completed to a high standard that is in keeping with our vision. Involved in all aspects of the running of the centre, from site management to upholding veterinary standards, you will ensure the site is staffed effectively, the cats are looked after properly and all policies and procedures are followed and adhered to. Management experience and a flexible approach to working hours including the ability to work weekends will be essential.
What we’re looking for in our Centre Manager:
- Supervisor/team leader experience, ideally within an animal welfare environment or organisation
- A confident communicator with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
- Knowledge of the prevention and control of infectious diseases in cats
- A driven, positive and enthusiastic individual with plenty of initiative and the ability to thrive under pressure
- Experience of managing a diverse team with an adaptable management style
- Experience using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
- A full UK driving licence
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £35,691.77 per annum plus excellent benefits
- generous annual leave entitlement
- contribution pension scheme
- life assurance scheme
- range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme
- and more
Join us as our Centre Manager and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note applications that are received after the closing date may not be responded to. When applying for the role please ensure you are available for the interview dates as follows.
Closing date: 08 August 2021
Virtual interview date: 17 and 18 August 2021