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Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181019 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: 12 month fixed term, full-time Veterinary Surgeon with accommodation potentially provided
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 16 November 2018

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
Type
Temporary Contract


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Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith (full time)

London

Job Ref
181019 Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Hammersmith animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 20 November 2018

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.

Key responsibilities are:

• Dispensing medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon
• Provision of nurse clinics to include vaccination clinics and education of the general public with regard to pet welfare
• Monitoring and administering treatments to patients in kennels and maintaining records.
• Radiography
• Maintaining anaesthesia and surgically assisting the veterinary surgeon in theatre
• Preparing samples in the laboratory for postage and performing some routine laboratory tests
• Assisting the receptionist as required with booking appointments, record keeping, receipt of donations etc.
• Ensuring high standards of clinical hygiene, cleanliness and sterility, as appropriate, throughout the hospital
• Providing excellent customer service to our customers
• Caring and understanding attitude towards the clients seeking a charitable assistance and the welfare of their pets

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 £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Low rent accommodation is available for up to 12 months
• 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.

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Nurse, Victoria (full time)

London

Job Ref
181019 Vet Nurse Victoria f/t
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Victoria animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 19 November 2018

What is the role?

Become part of a busy 24 hour charity hospital 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 Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Victoria. The Victoria hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases surgical and medical. There is a huge benefit with being able to care for our patients from the day they were admitted right through to the day of discharge. We also strive to promote a high standard of animal welfare and support our clients as much as we can.

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, working in busy wards and a high caseload of surgeries.
• Worked in a charity veterinary hospital before but not essential

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 extremely hardworking employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Opportunity to work with a dedicated team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Interviews to be held on 26th, 29th or 30th November 2018

Blue Cross is a values driven organisation, to view our values then please click here.

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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Veterinary Nurse, Victoria (part time)

London

Job Ref
181019 Vet Nurse Victoria p/t
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum pro rata

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Victoria animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, Part time – Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 19 November 2018

What is the role?

Become part of a busy 24 hour charity hospital 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 Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Victoria. The Victoria hospital sees a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases surgical and medical. There is a huge benefit with being able to care for our patients from the day they were admitted right through to the day of discharge. We also strive to promote a high standard of animal welfare and support our clients as much as we can.

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, working in busy wards and a high caseload of surgeries.
• Worked in a charity veterinary hospital before but not essential

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 extremely hardworking employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum pro rata
• Opportunity to work with a dedicated team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Interviews to be held on 26th, 29th or 30th November 2018

Blue Cross is a values driven organisation, to view our values then please click here.

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
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Graduate Veterinary Surgeon (Rotating Graduate Veterinary Surgeon)

London

Job Ref
181026 Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
Location
London
Salary
£17,200 per annum

Job Title: Graduate Veterinary Surgeon (Rotating Graduate Veterinary Surgeon)
Locations: Victoria and Grimsby Animal Hospitals
Contract Type: 18 month fixed term contract, full time
Grade: Graduate

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, multipara meter monitors, ASIF kit, KE ESF kit, air drill, ECG, dental x-ray, in-house lab and separate dog, cat and rabbit wards.

This role involves 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 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 then 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 hour’s 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 £17,200 per annum
• 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 following probationary period


Closing date for applications is Friday 16 November

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
42 hours per week over five days and out of hour’s rota that includes weekends and bank holidays


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Veterinary Nurse (full time)

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181101
Location
North East Lincolnshire
Salary
£20,182 - £21,355 per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 19 November 2018

What is the role?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly, highly qualified and exceptionally supportive team at our purpose built, fully equipped hospital. Key responsibilities will include:

• Dispensing medication as instructed by the Veterinary Surgeon
• Provision of nurse clinics to include vaccination clinics and education of the general public with regard to pet welfare
• Monitoring and administering treatments to patients in kennels and maintaining records.
• Radiography
• Maintaining anaesthesia and surgically assisting the Veterinary Surgeon in Theatre
• Preparing samples in the laboratory for postage and performing routine laboratory tests
• Assisting the Receptionist as required with booking appointments, record keeping, receipt of contributions etc.
• Providing excellent customer service to our customers

Working hours are 42 hours per week based on an 8.5 hour day which include a one hour paid lunch break daily and two additional paid breaks through the day. Weekends, Bank Holidays and out of hours on are worked on a rota.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• Provision of nursing clinics
• Laboratory skills
• Use of computerised records

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 £20,182 - £21,355 per annum
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay and life insurance
• CPD allowance

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 Nursing
Type
Permanent


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Ambulance Driver (Blue Cross for Pets)

London

Job Ref
181102 Ambulance Driver
Location
London
Salary
£15,910 - £20,434 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Ambulance Driver
Location: London
Contract Type: Four month fixed term contract, full time (January – April 2019)
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 19 November 2018

What is the role?

The Ambulance Department provides a service collecting and returning sick and injured pets for owners who are unable to bring them to the hospitals themselves, through illness, age or disability. Additionally, drivers will transfer pets between hospitals and Blue Cross rehoming centres and will also take other tasks as required such as collection of donations, treatment deliveries to clients and assisting with external events.

The Ambulance Department is also responsible for servicing the Mobile Clinic by driving the vehicle to site and assisting the vet and other colleagues (both employed and volunteer) in running the clinic. When required, drivers also undertake Animal Care Assistant tasks in the hospital, assisting in clinics or kennels.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid, clean driving licence
• Demonstrable driving experience
• Experience of driving light goods vehicles
• Dealing with the general public
• A high level of customer service
• Good communication skills and the ability to work alone and as part of a team.

It would also be great if you had:
• Knowledge of the London area and road system
• Experience of working with animals
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Experience of community engagement and income generation

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 extremely hardworking employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £15,910 - £20,434 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Opportunity to work with a dedicated team
• 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.

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Type
Temporary Contract


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Nurse Manager - Hammersmith

London

Job Ref
181112 Nurse Manager Hammersmith
Location
London

Job Title: Nurse Manager
Location: Hammersmith animal hospital, London
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 4 December 2018

What is the role?

This is an excellent opportunity to lead the nursing team at one of our busy charity hospitals in London. You will have overall responsibility for maintaining a high standard of nursing care at the hospital and directly line manages nursing staff.

With significant nursing experience post qualification and proven experience of directing and supervising nursing and support staff, you will have good interpersonal skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally.
You will take an active role in the daily nursing responsibilities, supporting and guiding the team in providing an efficient and effective service, with time allocated for line management of the nursing and auxiliary staff.

Our friendly, supportive team provides free veterinary care to those in receipt of means-tested benefits. We offer a good quality first-opinion veterinary service focused on welfare, pain relief and a good quality of life, and have fantastic equipment including digital x-ray, ultrasound, capnography, ventilator, Bair hugger and infusion pumps.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week with no on call duties. Low cost accommodation may be available for up to 12 months.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Supervision or management of volunteers
• Proven ability to deliver high standards of customer care
• Aware of health and safety legislation
• GCSE English Language or equivalent
• Excellent communication, administration, numeracy and computer skills
• Full manual driving licence
• Strong IT skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Qualifications in managing volunteers or similar
• Training or coaching skills
• Presentation skills
• Working with animals, and knowledge of animal welfare
• Organising events

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 £27,000 - £32,670 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance
• Low cost accommodation may be available for up to 12 months
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life insurance

Blue Cross is a values driven organisation, to view our values then please click here.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. For a copy of the job description please email jobs@bluecross.org.uk.

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Rehoming

Animal Welfare Assistant

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181113 AWA Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Salary £15,910- £18,101 per annum

Job Title: Animal Welfare Assistant
Location: Burford rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 23 November 2018

What is the role?
We are currently recruiting for an Animal Welfare Assistant to work as part of our team delivering a first class customer experience, answering queries and matching and rehoming pets effectively and by presenting a professional and friendly approach both face to face and on the telephone.

Our Blue Cross team members will be passionate about animal welfare and have a desire to help pets and people. We are looking for success orientated individuals who will thrive on the challenge of working in and a Blue Cross rehoming centre.

This is a full time role of 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota on weekends & bank holidays. For full details of this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?
• We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid manual driving licence, this role requires a significant amount of van driving
• Paid or voluntary employment with domestic animals
• Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
• Administrative skills, including computerised systems
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good literacy and numeracy skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Paid or voluntary employment in an animal welfare environment
• Experience of cash handling

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 £15,910- £18,101 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.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota on weekends & bank holidays


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Animal Welfare Assistant

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181113 AWA Lewknor
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Salary £15,910- £18,101 per annum

Job Title: Animal Welfare Assistant
Location: Burford rehoming centre
Contract Type: Six month fixed term contract, full time
Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 27 November 2018

What is the role?
We are currently recruiting for an Animal Welfare Assistant to work as part of our team delivering a first class customer experience, answering queries and matching and rehoming pets effectively and by presenting a professional and friendly approach both face to face and on the telephone.

Our Blue Cross team members will be passionate about animal welfare and have a desire to help pets and people. We are looking for success orientated individuals who will thrive on the challenge of working in and a Blue Cross rehoming centre.

This role is a six month fixed term contract of 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota on weekends & bank holidays. For full details of this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?
• We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid manual driving licence, this role requires a significant amount of van driving
• Paid or voluntary employment with domestic animals
• Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
• Administrative skills, including computerised systems
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good literacy and numeracy skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Paid or voluntary employment in an animal welfare environment
• Experience of cash handling

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 £15,910- £18,101 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.

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota on weekends & bank holidays


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Retail

Shop Manager - Ripon

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
181107 SM Ripon
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£18,232 per annum

Job Title: Shop Manager
Location: Based in Ripon
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 21 November 2018

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 Shop Manager you will be responsible for driving sales to achieve set targets for the shop and maximising profit through effective cost control.

With strong commercial awareness and the ambition to succeed you will need to be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation to identify income opportunities whilst working closely with the local community and businesses. You will provide effective leadership and motivation of your shop team on a daily basis whilst ensuring that the highest standards of shop floor presentation and customer service are delivered at all times.

You will work 35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Retail management experience
• Commercial awareness to deliver sales
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong external relationships
• Good IT skills and a basic understanding of finance
• Good people management skills
• Excellent customer service skills

It would also be great if you had:

• Full driving licence
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Experience of fundraising

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 £18,232 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Assistant Shop Manager - Chipping Norton

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181107 ASM Chipping Norton
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Chipping Norton
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 21 November 2018

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 over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays 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

For the full details of this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Standby Shop Assistant - Stafford

Staffordshire

Job Ref
181113 Stby SA Stafford
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
£8.25 - £8.78 per hour

Job Title: Standby Shop Assistant
Location: Based in Stafford
Contract Type: Standby, zero hours
Closing Date: 27 November 2018

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 a Standby Shop Assistant you will assist the Shop Manager to achieve and maximise shop sales and profit and to identify other income opportunities for the shop. To help manage and motivate a team of volunteers and to have full responsibility for the effective running of the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will be on a zero hour’s contract and therefore you will not have regular hours of work but will be on standby to work shifts as and when required.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• Managing volunteers

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

Function
Customer Service
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Head of Philanthropy

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181030 Head of Philanthropy
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Up to £50,000 dependent on skills and experience

Job Title: Head of Philanthropy
Location: Based in Carterton (min three days a week) / home based
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 20 November 2018

What is the role?

Reporting to the Group Head of Fundraising, this role will lead the development of income from charitable trusts and major donors to support the ongoing work of Blue Cross. The role will manage and oversee all major donor and charitable trust activity by the Philanthropy team and develop an existing strategy and fundraising programme to achieve ambitious future fundraising targets. The post will personally manage a portfolio of major donors, nurturing relationships, building a robust pipeline for the future, and actively securing five and six figure gifts.

This role is based in the Carterton office with the option to work from home two days a week.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Major Gift or Charitable Trust fundraising background
• Full driving licence and use of car
• Proven experience as a successful relationship based fundraiser
• Expertise in account management and stewardship of key donors
• Experience of managing a portfolio of high value relationships
• Track record of achieving five and six figure donations from high net worth individuals and/or Trusts
• Track record of developing large long term, multi-year commitments
• Experience of maximising opportunities, forward thinking and continually seeking to improve ways of working
• Experience of working at the highest level of an organisation and managing relationships with key stakeholders at Director, CEO and Board level
• Experience of managing internal and external stakeholders
• Experience of developing income streams successfully over a number of years
• In depth knowledge of the principles of major gift and trust fundraising
• Experience of managing and leading a successful philanthropic fundraising team
• Experience of managing donor relationship databases
• Experience of financial management: ability to plan and monitor income and expenditure budgets
• Experience of the management and setting of KPIs and objectives
• Experienced in developing robust fundraising strategies

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of fundraising for significant capital projects
• Experience of continuous improvement methods ensuring best practice, compliance and consistency across the sector
• Empathy for animal welfare

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 up to £50,000 dependent on skills and experience
• 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.

Function
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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People & Development

Talent & Development Business Partner

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181018 T&D BP
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£32,000 to £39,000 per annum

Job Title: Talent & Development Business Partner
Location: Burford 50% with travel to other sites
Contract Type: Fixed term contract, full time maternity contract Jan to December 2019
Grade: 3.2
Closing Date: 16 November 2018

What is the role?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Talent & Development Business Partner who is ready for a new, exciting challenge. The Talent & Development Business Partner will work closely with key stakeholders in the organisation to design and deliver dynamic learning solutions to our great people. They will also work closely with HR to manage and deliver our Apprenticeship programmes and work on other projects as directed by the Head of Talent & Development.

The standard hours are 35 hours per week. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• UK manual driving licence or equivalent
• Demonstrable experience in an L&D role
• A proven track record in a similar L&D role
• Proven experience of designing and delivering management/people development workshops
• Experience of e-learning interventions
• IT literacy – MS Office, MS Powerpoint
• Coaching middle to senior level managers

It would also be great if you had:
• T&D or Talent Business Partnership experience
• Qualifications in psychometric testing and personality profiling eg Insights, Level B, SHL, BPS, MBTI
• Experience of working with Apprenticeship programmes
• Experience of creating E-Learning content

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 £32,000 to £39,000 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.

Function
Talent & Development
Type
Temporary Contract


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Volunteering Development Support Officer

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
181026 Vol Dev Support Officer
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£22,000 to £25,000 per annum

Job Title: Volunteering Development Support Officer
Location: Burford
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2

What is the role?

Do you want to join a team striving to be at the forefront of volunteering best practice, taking an innovative and progressive approach so we can maximise the impact of our volunteers on our work and help more pets?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive support officer to join our Volunteering Development team (VDT). This is an exciting opportunity to support our team and volunteer managers from across the charity. You will lead and manage a variety of diverse workstreams and projects including:

• Providing relevant support and guidance to the Volunteering Development team
• Proactively supporting and coaching volunteer managers to ensure the development of skills and knowledge, and the implementation of volunteering best practice
• Managing the volunteering development administrative function, systems and a first class enquiry handling service
• Managing volunteering development projects

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. (Flexible working hours may be considered) Due, however, to the nature of the work of Blue Cross, and this post, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• A-levels or equivalent
• Experience of working either within Volunteer Management or HR
• Excellent people management, customer experience and communications skills
• Proven experience of providing support and guidance to multiple teams and ability to prioritise and organise work in a multi-functioning role
• IT literacy (including MS office, web-based databases and platforms) and experience of analysing and reporting data
• Close attention to detail in dealing with day-to-day operations in a systematic approach

It would also be great if you had:

• An understanding of the demands of the voluntary sector
• Experience of administrating E-learning and/or webinars
• Experience of managing projects and/or development programmes

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 £22,000 to £25,000 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.

Closing date 16th November 2018

Previous candidates need not apply.

Function
Administration
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week Monday to Friday. (Flexible working hours may be considered)


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