Dunfermline, Fife
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Scottish SPCA was set up way back in December 1839. Much of the work we do today is different from our early years, but our core mission has never changed – to build a better world for all animals by encouraging kindness and empathy towards them.

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Over almost two centuries, we’ve grown to become a national charity which celebrates the strength of the human-animal bond and enriches the lives of animals and people. Our ambitions and values underpin our essential work:

  • to champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities
  • to educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission
  • to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us
  • to promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship
  • to bring those who abuse animals to justice
  • to care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome

We are Scotland’s animal champions!

As we move forward with the next phase of our Strategic Plan closely aligned to the Scottish National Performance Framework, we have an exciting Senior Leadership opportunity for a Head of Field Operations to lead and support our 9 animal rescue and rehoming centres, 1 temporary refuge centre and our renowned National Wildlife Centre.

The Society has approximately 400 employees and a budget of circa £16m; our Field Operations has a headcount circa 150 employees and a budget of circa £5.3m.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will have responsibility for planning, developing and implementing the field operations strategy across a multi-site organisation.   With excellent communication and influencing skills, you will lead and inspire a team of employees, supporters and volunteers ensuring that high engagement and wellbeing, good practice in recruitment and selection, and promotion of individuals’ learning and development plans are at the forefront of your approach.

You will bring exceptional technical and business acumen and apply data analytics to inform your decision-making and shape strategic direction.

For further information relating to this position and to apply, please click on the 'Apply on website' button above.

CVs and covering letters will not be accepted.

Please note that applicants who do not meet the above criteria or provide the required information will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 February 2020. First interviews will be held during week commencing 2 March 2020. Applicants invited for interview will be informed by phone or email. If you have not received a response from us by Friday 28 February 2020, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People.

Scottish Charity No SC 006467

Refreshed on: 14 February 2020
Closed date: 21 February 2020
Tags: Management, Operations