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Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181019 Vet Grimsby
Location
North East Lincolnshire

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: 12 month fixed term, full-time available. Accommodation potentially provided
Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 28 February 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:

• Competitive salary
• 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
Fixed Term Contract


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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, Victoria (full time)

London

Job Ref
190125 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: 20 February 2019

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

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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Rehoming

Horse Welfare Assistant (Training and Handling) - Weekends

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190208 HWA T&H
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£17,205 per annum pro rata

Job Title: Horse Welfare Assistant (Training and Handling)
Location: Burford horse unit
Contract Type: Five month fixed term contract, part time
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 22 February 2019

What is the role?
We are currently recruiting a Horse Welfare Assistant (Training and Handling) to join our team at Burford horse unit. This role involves maintaining the care and welfare of the horses and ponies at the unit and to handle and train a variety of horses and ponies onsite.

This is a fixed term contract role for five months. The standard working hours are 12.5 hours per week working Saturday's and Sunday's. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Valid manual driving licence
• GCSE English and mathematics or equivalent
• BHS stage 3, NVQ3 or equivalent professional experience
• Practical experience of riding and training a variety of horses and ponies
• Starting and producing young horses
• A working knowledge of caring for a variety of field kept and stabled horses/ponies
• Knowledge of basic horse veterinary procedures, common horse ailments and injuries
• Backing and bringing on horses with unknown histories.
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Good communication, literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills

It would also be great if you had:
• Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
• Working with and mentoring volunteers
• Charity fund raising and assisting with promotional events
• Qualified in B&E trailer driving, LGV driving, or experience of transporting horses
• Practical application behavioural science and learning theory when training horses
• Working with unhandled horses and ponies
• Assessing, creating training plans and riding horses with behavioural problems
• Preparing horses and ponies for rehoming
• Competition riding and training

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 £17,205 per annum pro rata
• 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
Part Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Animal Welfare Assistant - Thirsk

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
190219 AWA Thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
Salary £15,910- £18,101 per annum pro rata

Job Title: Animal Welfare Assistant
Location: Thirsk rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 5 March 2019

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 permanent, 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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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager - Chipping Norton

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190121 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: 27 February 2019

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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Assistant Shop Manager - Droitwich

Worcestershire

Job Ref
190214 ASM Droitwich
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Droitwich
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 28 February 2019

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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Assistant Shop Manager - Walton on Thames

Surrey

Job Ref
190219 ASM Walton on Thames
Location
Surrey
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Walton on Thames
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 5 March 2019

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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People & Development

Learning & Development Administrator

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190206 L&D Administrator
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£18,060 to £21,000 per annum pro rata

Job Title: Learning & Development Administrator
Location: Burford offices
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 20 February 2019

What is the role?
Following a recent restructure within our People & Development directorate, we are currently recruiting for a part time Learning and Development Administrator. This role is working two days a week, Monday and Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, to complement an existing post holder who works the remainder of the week.

The Learning & Development Administrator will provide a first class efficient and reliable administrative service to support the People Development team in the delivery of their strategic objectives. For the full information about this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Previous experience of working within a Training, Learning and Development or HR environment
• Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
• Confident in dealing with numbers and interpreting data as well as being able to communicate clearly through written messages
• Proven track record of prioritising and organising work and projects within a busy and multi-functioning role
• Ability to work independently, responding to requests under own initiative
• Excellent attention to detail in dealing with day-to-day operations in a systematic way
• Proven administrative skills
• IT literate with MS Office and web based databases and platforms

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of working with complex educational programmes and funding bodies
• Experience of developing content using Litmos or a similar e-learning platform
• Experience of managing or working with volunteers

What can I expect?

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 £18,060 to £21,000 per annum pro rata
• 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
Learning & Development
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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HR Business Partner (People & Culture)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190213 P&C BP
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
up to £40,000 per annum

Job Title: HR Business Partner (People & Culture)
Location: Burford
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.2
Closing Date: 27 February 2019

What is the role?

This is an exciting opportunity to make a major impact in ensuring that Blue Cross is recognised as the very best animal welfare employer there is.

Our brand new People and Culture team has evolved from HR to drive holistic People Plans to ensure that every employee and volunteer at Blue Cross is fully-engaged and enthused by our values and able to achieve their full potential in a caring, learning organisation.

Working alongside our other Business Partner and leading a dedicated support team you will be personally responsible for delivering best practice people management advice and support to senior managers, employees and volunteers in our Clinical, Strategic Business Planning, Finance, IT and Resources Directorates.

Full details of this vital challenge are in the attached job description. All applications should clearly and convincingly demonstrate how you meet the requisite approach, skills, knowledge and experience specified in the job description and person specification. The role is based in Burford, Oxfordshire with occasional nationwide travel required.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• A proven track record of providing proactive, supportive, creative and credible advice and guidance.
• A commitment to inclusion, wellbeing, coaching and continuous improvement
• CIPD Membership
• Demonstrable experience in a similar HR role
• Strong, generalist HR background
• Excellent working knowledge of employment law and employee relations
• A thorough understanding of the demands of the Voluntary Sector
• IT literacy – MS Office and management of computerised HR system
• UK manual driving licence or equivalent

What can I expect?

Blue Cross is an equal opportunities employer. 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 £40,000 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
People & Culture
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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