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Seeking an experienced, enthusiastic individual to join our team at Pets As Therapy with SalesForce Database knowledge..
Founded in 1983, Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a charity working to enhance health and wellbeing in the community. We recruit teams of volunteers with temperament assessed-dogs (and a small number of cats) and facilitate regular visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, schools and a growing list of other venues throughout the UK. The therapeutic value of human/animal interaction is now well recognised and we are the largest provider of organised visits by assessed teams. Our popular school literacy programme “Read to the Dog” offers measurable effects on literacy levels.
Currently, we have just under 6,000 active volunteer teams and 7,000 establishments receiving visits, including Read2Dogs in over 1,600 schools. The demand for our services is increasing and we have a waiting list of recipients, so maintaining, deploying and growing our volunteer base is a key part of PAT’s operations.
We are based at Chalgrove in Oxfordshire with a small professional staff of 7 and our volunteers are spread nationwide. We have one designated Regional Manager at present and a network of Volunteer Area Co-ordinators covering about 30% of our volunteers.
Managing our volunteers and establishments is supported by PIMS, the PAT database, running on a customised Salesforce platform. Development of the database (launched in 2018) to its full potential as a management and operational tool is also key to PAT’s operations.
The Volunteers and Database Manager is a new post in PAT. The post holder will be a key member of PAT’s senior management team, expected to contribute to policy, process design and management and external relations. They will work with the operations and financial functions of PAT to give senior-level support to PAT’s CEO.
You will have at least five years’ experience in a membership or volunteers management role in a charity, other not-for-profit or social enterprise (or working with a similar devolved workforce) of which three should be in a senior position.
You will have at least five years’ experience of database management, including responsibility for database operations - bulk data handling, production of management information, data hygiene and security - ideally in a charity or other not-for profit organisation.
Details of employment.
Hours: 37 hours a week. Flexible hours may be available.
Additional hours, evenings or weekends may be needed periodically due to the nature of the job. Overtime is not paid but some time in lieu will be offered, to be taken by arrangement with the CEO.
Salary: c. £25,000.00 - £27,000.00
Pension: Statutory pension scheme
Base: PAT’s head office at Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.
Travel: As Volunteers Manager, periodic travel throughout the UK to events, to meet volunteers and observe volunteer service in action. Travel expenses are paid according to PAT’s travel policy on expenses, mileage etc. Time spent travelling is covered under “additional hours” above