This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to work with a strong and experienced management team to deliver rehoming services at our centre based in Southampton. It goes without saying that we are looking for someone who is passionate about animal welfare and has experience of managing a team. We are looking for an inspiring leader who enjoys coaching and developing the team and can support them to build and maintain resilience in difficult times.
This role will suit someone who is a self-starter and enjoys the challenge of running all aspects of the centre. The ability to provide strong leadership guidance is critical as is the need to maintain a level head. This is a challenging role which provides opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of pets. There will be tough days too but being able to see the bigger picture and approach the work with purpose will make this role rewarding.
If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and lets work together to see if this is the role for you.
The standard hours are 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota to include weekends and bank holidays.
What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid manual driving licence
• GCSE English and Maths or equivalent
• Significant experience of practical companion animal care
• Experience in an animal welfare environment or experience of re-homing pet animals
• Significant experience in team management
• Proven ability to recruit, induct, train and performance manage teams
• Business performance management
• Budget development and financial control
• Site management
• Delivering high standards of Customer Care
• Running efficient administration systems
• Managing Health and Safety including Risk Assessments and COSHH
• IT skills including MS Word/Excel/Outlook to intermediate level
It would also be great if you had:
• A recognised management qualification
• Employment in an animal welfare environment
• Working in a continuous improvement environment, and managing change
• Managing volunteers
• Working in a target focussed environment
• Successful project management
• Presentation skills for public speaking
• Management of animals under veterinary care
• Understanding of animal behaviour theory and current practice
• Running promotional events, maintaining good public relations and fundraising
Why work for Blue Cross?
• 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Holiday exchange & enhanced parental leave
• Annual volunteer days
• Huge range of discounts across high street stores, insurance services & more
To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the ‘why work for us’ page on our website.
To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.
Salary: £31,205 – £34,000 per annum
Closing Date: 29th August 2022
The 1st interviews will be held on either the 15th or 16th September 2022 and will be held via Microsoft Teams.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.
At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. You can get in touch with us either via email at email@example.com, via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams.
Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.