Due to the continued growth within Community Neutering, an opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Community Neutering Assistant to join the successful team, covering mostly the Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis area. You will join us on a fixed term contract until end of May 2023, working 35 hours per week and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £24,538.69 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 2021, we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!
Community neutering makes a real difference to the cats and kittens helping them to lead happier and healthier lives. Our subsidised neutering campaigns provide financial assistance to much loved pets as well as strays and ferals who are not lucky enough to have an owner to care for them. All of our projects have human behaviour change principles embedded within them and this is an important measurement of our work. The Community Neutering Assistant role is incredibly important within our Neutering team and you will be helping us fulfil one of the charity's main objectives.
Responsibilities of our Community Neutering Assistant:
As a Community Neutering Assistant you will be supporting our Community Neutering Officers to deliver and facilitate our regional neutering projects and initiatives to local communities. These could be rural communities and/or those of multiple disadvantage and you will need to be sensitive to the needs of all stakeholders. You will be making a real difference to the cats and kittens, enabling them to lead happier and healthier lives. You will be assisting with the trapping, neutering and transporting of feral cats, helping recruit and support volunteers, working with stakeholders and facilitating collaboration. All of our projects have human behaviour change principles embedded within them and this is an important measurement of our work.
What we’re looking for in our Community Neutering Assistant:
- the ability to engage with diverse communities at all levels both face to face and via social media
- experience of working within communities or social enterprises and supporting relationships with different types of community groups
- excellent organisational and communication skills with a positive and flexible approach
- passionate about cat welfare, the charity and what we do as well as wanting the very best for cats and kittens across the UK
- a full driving license is essential
What we can offer you:
- salary of up to £24,538.69 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 Community Neutering Assistant 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.
Closing date: 13 June 2022
Virtual interview date: 22 and 23 June 2022
Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.