12.50 per hour
Contract, Ongoing, Part-time
Job description



Job Overview:

We are the RSPCA Leicestershire and Rutland Branch and it's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion.

The Trustees of RSPCA Leicestershire Branch are looking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Clerk to the Trust Board (Governance Professional).  We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated, organised, and is able to provide an efficient and professional service. The Clerk should enable the Trust Board to support senior Branch staff in achieving the highest standards of governance through their diligence in role.  The Branch is fortunate to work with a Board of highly effective, supportive and enthusiastic Trustees, some of whom have been in post for a number of years.

We are an independent branch of the RSPCA and a charity with separate registration through the Charity Commision. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with the Branch, helping to achieve our  purpose of promoting kindness and preventing cruelty to animals. As a Branch we raise money locally to support the animal welfare work we do. We also aim to educate the public by offering advice, alongside our core purpose of rehabilitating and rehoming animals from our animal centre. We have a network of Charity Shops which also support our fundraising efforts.

The main duties of this post will include liaising with the Chair of Trustees and Branch Manager to prepare agendas ahead of each meeting of the Board/Committees, as well as the preparation of documentation, taking and distributing minutes, recruitment of new Trustees when necessary, maintaining records of Trust Board business and giving procedural and legislative advice to the Board, where appropriate.  The Board uses Sharepoint/Outlook email for the distribution of all documents ahead of each meeting.  Full Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6pm. Flexibility in attending meetings is required – there will be an expectation for the clerk to attend Finance Committee meetings during the working day also, as well as potential extra-ordinary or special project group meetings. There will also be an expectation for the clerk to support the with the arranging, and minuting of, the Annual General Meeting


£12.50 per hour – with 10 hours being allocated for each meeting for preparation, attendance at meeting, transcription of minutes.  

Any extra hours are via separate negotiation with the Chair of Trustees and there may be further evaluation of the hours required if flagged by the clerk.


Guaranteed annual commitment:

11 meetings of the Trust Board – 6hrs allocated per meeting

5-6 meetings of the Finance Committee – 6hrs allocated per meeting

1 Annual General Meeting of the Members – 12 hours allocated

5 + project group/committee meetings – 6hrs allocated per meeting


The above are all open to further negotiation with the successful candidate, where the workload required increases/decreases.


Application process:

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a letter of application to:  Mr C Acton (Chair of Trustees). C/o Branch Manager, 190 Scudamore Road, Leicester LE3 1UQ; via the CharityJob portal or directly by email. Your letter should outline how your experience and/or qualifications match the requirements of the post.  The post is subject to suitable references.

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th October 2021, 9am.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact the Branch Manager via enclosed email or by contact Woodside Animal Centre.



Application Instructions

Please send CV and a covering letter addressed to Connor Acton, Chair of Trustees

More about Woodside Animal Centre (RSPCA Leicester)
Woodside Animal Centre (RSPCA Leicester)

The Charity’s objectives follow those of the National RSPCA. We aim to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of a... Read more

Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Job ref: clerk2trustees
Tags: Admin, Governance

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