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Standby Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181205 Standby Vet
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Standby Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Standby

What is the role?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897!

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and to gain experience within a supportive, well-structured charity organisation?

Blue Cross improves the lives of pets and people by providing a 24/7 first class veterinary service caring for pets of owners who can’t afford private veterinary fees.

We are currently recruiting for Standby Veterinary Surgeons to provide holiday/sickness cover on an ad-hoc basis within our Grimsby animal hospital team.

You will carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care at our animal hospitals. You will be working in a modern, purpose built hospital with an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes and more.

In our large friendly and supportive team of 11 Vets and 23 RVNs, we pride ourselves on our excellent clinical standards.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• UK small animal experience

If you feel you have what it takes to be considered for this role please contact us today, we are waiting to hear from you!

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Temporary Contract


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Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith

London

Job Ref
190529 Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
Salary £19,780 to £26,220 plus £3,954 per annum

Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith animal hospital
Permanent, full time

What is the role?

Come and join a fantastic charity team where you will see a huge variety of cases and get the job satisfaction you deserve, using your nursing skills to their full potential. We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Hammersmith. You will work Monday to Friday, 42 hours per week.

With proven experience as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, you will have good interpersonal skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally. You will be resourceful, efficient and well organised with the ability to share information and ideas.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Fully qualified Veterinary Nurse
• Registered with RCVS
• Confident in all aspects of veterinary nursing
• Demonstrable customer service skills
• Use of computerised records

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of running nurse clinics
• Laboratory skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £19,780 to £26,220 plus £3,954 per annum
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 26 July 2019

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
190618 Vet Grimsby
Location
North East Lincolnshire
Salary
£37,130 - £56,870 per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time available. Accommodation potentially provided
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 25 July 2019

What is the role?

Looking for a better work / life balance with support from an excellent, well-structured charity organisation?

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our Grimsby animal hospital team to carry out first opinion small animal veterinary work, including consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures and inpatient care. You will have the opportunity to manage your own clinical cases from start to finish and you will be working in a modern hospital environment with access to an extensive range of diagnostic and surgical equipment including digital x ray, ultrasound, various scopes and more.

Working in a purpose built hospital with excellent clinical standards, alongside 11 Vets and 23 RVNs. Experience preferred but more importantly the right person to fit in with our friendly and supportive team.

Excellent work life balance - working on a rota with lieu time given and competitive benefits.

Our animal hospital in Grimsby is in a fantastic location, close to both beautiful countryside and beaches with low cost standard of living including housing. The area has excellent schools and good transport links, with Humberside Airport being only 20 minutes away.

Key responsibilities will include:

• General clinical and surgical work, as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon or Senior Veterinary Surgeon, in accordance with daily rotas
• Adhering to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Code of Professional conduct
• Adhering to Blue Cross policies and follow Blue Cross procedures and guidelines
• Complying with Health and Safety and COSHH policies
• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date clinical treatment records

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving license

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £37,130 - £56,870 per annum
• Accommodation could potentially be included
• Generous holiday allowance
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Graduate Veterinary Surgeon (Rotating Graduate Veterinary Surgeon)

London

Job Ref
190719 Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
Location
London

Graduate Veterinary Surgeon (Rotating Graduate Veterinary Surgeon), Victoria and Grimsby animal hospitals
18 month fixed term contract, full time

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Graduate Veterinary Surgeon to join our team on an 18 month fixed term contract. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your skills in small animal medicine and surgery in a hospital environment.

We offer superb clinical facilities including two operating theatres, digital x-ray, video endoscopy, ultrasound, multiparameter monitors, ASIF kit, KE ESF kit, air drill, ECG, dental x-ray, in-house lab and separate dog, cat and rabbit wards.

These roles involve time spent both at Blue Cross London hospitals in Victoria, Merton and Hammersmith as well as at Blue Cross Grimsby animal hospital. It is proposed that assignment to each hospital will be applied on a rotation basis with one role involving six each months being located at London/Grimsby/London.

This fixed term role is a residential post and therefore accommodation will be provided as part of the remuneration and benefits package at one of the London hospitals and at our animal hospital in Grimsby.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week over five days. You will be required to participate in an out of hours rota that includes weekends and bank holidays for which equivalent time off in lieu will be given.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

It would also be great if you had:
• UK small animal or mixed practice experience
• UK driving licence

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £18,000 per annum plus accommodation allowance offset applied of £7,800 per annum for the onsite residential accommodation provided. This accommodation allowance offset figure applied may alter as advised by figures set by HMRC.
• Support for development of your veterinary and professional skills from the multi-disciplinary team at our hospitals
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: Graduate
Closing Date: 4 August 2019

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Rehoming

Rehoming Centre Manager-Thirsk

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
190719 RCM thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire

Rehoming Centre Manager, Thirsk rehoming centre
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to work with a newly formed management team to deliver rehoming services at our centre in the small market town of Thirsk in beautiful North Yorkshire. It goes without saying that we are looking for someone who is passionate about animal welfare and has experience of managing a team. We have big plans for the future so the ideal candidate will be innovative, enjoy developing others and enjoy coaching and mentoring others.

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 and build team resilience. You will be making a positive difference to the lives of pets every day which is fantastic, however, there are days when tough decisions need to be made and that can be difficult.

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 which will include weekends and bank holidays. On site accommodation is offered for this role. If not living in, the Centre Manager will be required to cover some out of hours or overnight duties by arrangement, and should be prepared to stay at the centre should this be requested.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Demonstrable experience of managing and leading a team in an animal welfare environment
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach
• Full manual driving licence
• GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent
• Proven ability to develop and deliver operational strategy
• Experience of managing income and expenditure budgets
• Delivering high standards of customer care
• Managing Health and Safety including Risk Assessments and COSHH

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of managing change
• A recognised management qualification
• Previous experience of working within a pet rehoming environment
• Previous experience of managing volunteers

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £29,230 to £37,000 perannum
• On-site accommodation is offered
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Learning & Development programmes
• A great working environment, working in the North Yorkshire countryside

The first stage will be a telephone interview where we can share lots more information on the role and find out a bit more about you. Following this, we will invite shortlisted applicants to attend an assessment event held at the Thirsk centre (so you can be blown away by our great facilities).

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

Grade: 3.1
Closing date: 11 August 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager-Stratford-Upon-Avon

Warwickshire

Job Ref
19020704-ASM-Stratford Upon Avon
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£12,132 per annum

Assistant Shop Manager, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Permanent, part time (28 hours)

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 28 hours per week on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £12,132 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 26 July 2019

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
part time, 28 hours per week


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Assistant Shop Manager- Ripon

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
19020708 ASM Ripon
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£9,099 per annum

Assistant Shop Manager, based in Ripon,
permanent, part time (21 hours)

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 21 hours per week on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £9,099 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 23 July 2019

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
part time, 21 hours per week


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Assistant Shop Manager- Stow-on-the-Wold

Gloucestershire

Job Ref
19020716 ASM-Stow-on-the-Wold
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Assistant Shop Manager, based in Stow-on-the-Wold
Permanent, part time (14 hours)

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week on a rota including weekends and bank holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 31 July 2019

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
part time, 14 hours per week


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Trusts Manager

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190521 Trusts Manager
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£32,390 - £41,000 per annum

Trusts Manager, full-time/permanent (up to 2 days working from home considered),
Carterton offices (moving to Burford site early 2020)

What is the role?
We are recruiting for a Trusts Manager in the Philanthropy Team, part of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Directorate. As an experienced Trusts Manager with a proven track record of securing high value grants, you will take a lead role in communicating the work of Blue Cross to charitable Trusts and Foundations. You will oversee the work of the Trusts team, which includes the line management of a Trusts Officer. You will focus on securing new funding, and develop and strengthen key relationships with existing funders. You will manage the day to day running of the Trusts programme alongside managing high level trust relationships, ensuring a high level of customer service and account management. You will input into the strategic development of the Trusts programme with a particular focus on developing projects which offer significant potential to deliver the Blue Cross strategy securing six-figure, multi-year funding. You will be flexible in attitude, willing to travel, and fulfil occasional evening and weekend work commitments.

For the full information about this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Full Driving licence
• Track record of securing high value grants from Trusts
• Excellent research, analytical and planning skills
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to write compelling and imaginative proposals and finding creative ways for Trusts to support our work
• Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills
• Experience of operating at a senior level in Trust fundraising
• Experience of working with CRM systems/customer databases
• An understanding of law and best practice relating to Trust fundraising
• Highly organised, and able to work under pressure and prioritise competing short and long term objectives
• Experience of manging a small team including the setting of KPIs/Objectives and managing performance
• Passion for Pet Welfare and commitment to Blue Cross stated values and a working style that reflects this

It would also be great if you had:
• Degree level education
• Track record of developing projects to secure six-figure grants
• Experience of working for an animal welfare charity

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £32,390 - £41,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 12 August 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Finance

Finance Business Partner

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190704 Finance BP
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Finance Business Partner, Burford offices
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
Blue Cross is a growing and dynamic charity with built reputable name through its activities, aiming for every pet to enjoy a healthy life in a happy home.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual, committed to customer service, willing to work with numbers and business partnering the fundraising, marketing and retail directorates.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our Finance Team. You’ll be a leader that can influence the decisions our business makes beyond the numbers. You will work alongside other Finance Business Partner to provide highly relevant insight into business performance acting as a key stakeholder in the decision making process through the provision of risk-adjusted financial information and analysis.

Being a catalyst, You will gain business alignment and drive forward initiatives critical to delivering the business requirements. Your negotiation and analytical capabilities will support effective financial planning and analysis and provide business expertise into accounting processes, while providing leadership, build relationships, demonstrate commercial awareness, and take the initiative when required.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Degree level of education or equivalent through relevant training/experience
• ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
• Business awareness and commercial acumen
• Demonstrated commitment to change and continuous improvement
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information effectively
• Ability to communicate successfully with non-finance specialists across the organisation and with people at all levels
• Strong influencing and networking skills, with proven ability to work with others to achieve results
• Capable of demonstrating flexibility of priorities to ensure whole team succeeds in its objectives
• Ability to develop innovative ways to improve income generation and support services in area of responsibility and to work under pressure to achieve tight timescales
• Attention to detail
• Previous experience in similar professional capacity
• Sound practical and theoretical knowledge of area of responsibility
• Experience in setting, controlling and managing budgets
• Experience in performance reporting
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and relevant systems and databases

It would also be great if you had:
• Charities SORP accounting
• VAT and Partial Exemption
• Proven ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation using first class interpersonal skills
• Experience of Access Dimensions accounting software

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £35,000 - £45,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

For full details of the role then please read the attached job description. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 29th July 2019

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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