Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom (On-site)
£10000.00-£20000.00 per year
Job description

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join us as a Volunteer Team Leader at our thriving Ferndown site. You will join us working 21 hours per week on a pro rata basis to include weekends. In return, as our Volunteer Team Leader you will receive a competitive salary of up to  £14,723.21 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!

Our adoption and homing centres care for thousands of cats each year until they are able to 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.

Responsibilities of our Volunteer Team leader:

As Volunteer Team Leader you will promote and co-ordinate volunteering for the centre. You will develop contacts internally and externally e.g. with volunteers, employees, and the wider Volunteering Department.  You will recruit, train, schedule and support a team of diverse volunteers to enhance the smooth running of the Centre service in all aspects of its work.

What we’re looking for in our Volunteer Team Leader:

  • A full, manual driving license is essential
  • proven team leader/supervisory experience
  • good organisational skills
  • a flexible approach to hours and enjoys working as part of team
  • lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude!
  • experience working with or handling cats is desirable

What we can offer you:

  • salary of up to  £14,723.21 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 Volunteer Team Leader 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 which are received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Closing date: 05 June 2022

Virtual interview date: 16 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


More about Cats Protection

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Refreshed on: 30 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: OS240
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management