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Branch Development Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full time Branch Development Manager to join the team at RSPCA Cornwall. The RSPCA is dedicated to finding unwanted, mistreated and abused animals loving permanent homes. This is a newly created senior role, responsible for all staff and volunteers within the branch, our fostering and outreach programmes, plus retail and other income generation activities. We are looking for an outstanding leader with senior management experience, ideally gained in a variety of roles. You will share our passion to promote animal welfare, and drive changes to our operation that build financial sustainability whilst improving the services we provide to the community and to animals, and developing our people.

Main duties include:

  • Working closely with the trustees to provide the strategic leadership and delivery necessary to ensure a sustainable future for the charity.
  • Providing leadership to the staff and volunteer team to motivate, energise and enthuse, to seek continual improvement in service delivery and individual personal development.
  • Overall responsibility for the Animal Centre, retail units, income generation, fostering and outreach.
  • Ensuring compliance with RSPCA standards & policies, relevant legislation and best practice in the provision of branch animal welfare services
  • Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are developed, implemented and adhered to in compliance with the relevant legislation seeking guidance from Society staff as required.
  • Preparing in conjunction with the Trustees, the annual branch budget and report; monitoring progress against branch objectives, ensuring that expenditure is within agreed limits and that income generation targets are achieved.

You will be based at the RSPCA Cornwall Animal Centre, but with regular travel throughout the branch area.

We would like to hear from candidates who can offer the following skills and experience:

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least 3 year’s experience working at a senior management level
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Extensive experience of managing teams of people
  • Experience of leading team meetings
  • At least 2 year’s experience of conducting annual appraisals and performance reviews

Desirable:

  • Management experience at a senior level
  • Ability to interpret financial statements
  • Awareness of fundraising techniques
  • Experience of managing teams of people
  • Experience of actively contributing to meetings

Education and Training

Essential

  • Level 4 or equivalent qualification in Business or Management
  • GCSEs in English and Maths

Desirable:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills appropriate to a Level 4 Business or Management qualification

Special Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels using a range of different communication media
  • Proven ability to write reports suitable for the target audience
  • Ability to analyse data and draw conclusions
  • Excellent IT skills at user level

Desirable

  • Ability to interpret data
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety
  • Experience of working in the Charity sector

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Good business acumen
  • Creative thinker
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Able to work under pressure

Desirable

  • Understanding of the aims of the RSPCA
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • Ability to network with others
  • Keen to learn and further develop

Other

  • Possession of a full UK driving licence

Salary £35,000

Please contact emily.bowen@rspca.org.uk for an application form and job description.

Closing date: Friday 10th July 2020

Animal Centre Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full time Animal Centre Manager to join the team at RSPCA Cornwall. The RSPCA is dedicated to finding unwanted, mistreated and abused animals loving permanent homes. The Animal Centre Manager will be responsible for driving throughput and maximising the numbers of RSPCA animals rehomed by the centre, whilst ensuring the very best welfare for the animals in our care at all times.  The Animal Centre cares for various species including dogs, cats, small animals, reptiles and wildlife.

The Animal Centre Manager will be responsible for ensuring 24 hour cover at the Centre to meet local authority and RSPCA licensing conditions. The Manager will engage with the National Society and Inspectorate to prioritise where possible to help RSPCA animals most in need of spaces available.

The Animal Centre Manager will work closely with the Branch Development Manager to agree strategy and targets in conjunction with the Branch trustees, and to look for proactive development opportunities. The Animal Centre Manager will provide line management cover for the Supervisors as and when required.

Skills required:

Experience of running an animal centre at either manager or deputy-manager level.

Experience of managing people including appraisal.

Experience of setting and managing budgets.

Good communication skills.

Education and Training:

Qualification in animal management or animal welfare.

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.

Personal qualities:

Passion for animal welfare.

Honest, trustworthy and reliable.

Able to work under pressure.

Ability to deal with difficult clients.

Salary £26,000

The role is a compulsory live in position on site.

Please contact emily.bowen@rspca.org.uk for an application form and job description.

Closing date: Friday 10th July 2020

Behaviour and Welfare Adviser

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full time Behaviour and Welfare Adviser to join the team at RSPCA Cornwall. The RSPCA is dedicated to finding unwanted, mistreated and abused animals loving permanent homes.As a Behaviour and Welfare Adviser you will be responsible for assessing and monitoring case and signed-over animals in the RSPCA’s care. This will include devising behavioural plans, carrying out or overseeing environmental and behavioural modification to maintain high standards of welfare, supporting successful rehoming and reducing return rates.

You’ll have:Formal qualification in dog/animal welfare, behaviour and training at a minimum of level 4

Experience of the care, husbandry and handling of animals gained whilst working in the animal care/welfare industry (desirable)

Practical experience of the application of theoretical behaviour modification and training principles

Experience of working and communicating with the general public

IT skills

Proven ability to lead/supervise a team

Experience of leading training sessions either 1:1 or groups.

Salary £25,000

Please contact emily.bowen@rspca.org.uk for an application form and job description.

Closing date: Friday 10th July 2020