Job title: Paws Protect Assistant
Salary: Up to £23,436.98 per annum, plus excellent benefit
Location: National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate
Job type: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Closing date: 20 September 2020
Virtual interview date: 28 and 30 September 2020
Please note due to the nature of this role, this post is for women only and is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
Are you interested in a varied and challenging role that will help Cats Protection provide the temporary pet fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse?
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2019 we helped around 191,000 cats and kittens, an average of more than 520 per day!
Cats Protection’s Paws Protect is a pet fostering service for anyone fleeing domestic abuse. The majority of our referrals come from women fleeing domestic abuse via women-only services. The service places cats into volunteer foster homes on a temporary basis until their owners can be reunited with them.
The role involves assessing referrals and admitting cats onto the service, providing pet advice and support to our volunteer foster carers and working with other stakeholders such as pet owners, domestic abuse support services, and internal Cats Protection employees or other agencies. As a human-benefit service, there is minimal cat handling involved, the role includes extensive communication via phone, email and in person, as well as daily admin and driving.
We are looking for someone with good all-round experience of performing administrative duties in a busy service, who has worked previously in a public facing role. Ideally, a confident self-starter with experience of working with volunteers and home visiting. A large part of this role will involve transporting cats across London and the home counties, so candidates should have a full, clean, manual UK driving licence and experience of driving as part of a previous role.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and an understanding of the problems experienced by families fleeing domestic abuse with pets are also required. Experience of working in the animal welfare sector and of being able to provide basic cat welfare and behaviour advice would be highly desirable.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY ONLINE button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and answer screening questions – including explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.
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