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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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Clinical Administration Manager- fixed term contract (12 months)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190722 CAM Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£24,000 - £30,324 per annum

Clinical Administration Manager, Burford based with some flexibility to work from home
12 month fixed term contract, full time

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Administration Manager (CAM) on a 12 month (minimum) fixed term contract to cover maternity. The CAM is responsible for the day to day management of Blue Cross’s contracted veterinary services, including our six Pet Care Clinics and Emergency Care Fund. These are primarily services delivered by third parties across the UK, such as private vet practices.

Supported by the Clinical Development Administrator, they will ensure effective management of the clinical development help desk, ensure adherence to all department and Blue Cross policies and procedures, as well as monitoring and evaluating our current ways of working and making recommendations for improvement (plus implementing them if agreed). Therefore, the successful candidate will be someone who has strong planning and organization skills, experience of line management and of developing strong relationships with stakeholders from across the organization and externally. As there are routine periods of data analysis it would be very helpful if your Microsoft Excel skills were well developed.

Also, the clinical development department is responsible for designing and implementing new service models and initiatives that support the achievement of Blue Cross’s vision. From time to time various elements of these projects may be delegated to the CAM to oversee so experience of managing projects would be a plus.

The standard hours are 35 per week based from our Burford offices, but there is some flexibility to work from home and you’ll be provided with a laptop. During the induction period there will be travel to other Blue Cross sites, as well as quarterly visits to London for meetings and occasional industry conferences. For more information please read the attached job description or contact the hiring manager Richard Casey for an informal chat (richard.casey@bluecross.org.uk or 07824 105100) – No agencies please.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in Burford on Friday 6th September, with an ideal start date of early-November for the successful candidate.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Experience of working with various departments in an organization, such as finance, marketing etc.
• Competent in core Microsoft Office packages, particularly EXCEL
• Experience working in a client focused and/or administrative environment
• Process mapping and improvement

It would also be great if you had:
• Project management experience
• Experience within the charity and/or animal welfare sector

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 £24,000 - £30,324 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping and cinema discounts and more!

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

Grade: 4.1
Closing date: 31 August 2019

Function
Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Rehoming

Rehoming Manager-Oxfordshire-fixed term contract (12 months)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
19020715 CM Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£26,070 - £30,000 per annum

Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire), Burford rehoming centre
12 month fixed term contract, full time

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire) to join our team at our Burford rehoming centre in Oxfordshire. This is a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The role of the Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire) is to maximum use of all available resources to admit, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and abandoned animals and ensuring that the rehoming centre delivers first class rehoming service customer experience to all stakeholders.

The ability to provide strong leadership guidance is essential to supervise and mentor a team of Animal Welfare Assistants, Receptionists, two Animal Welfare Supervisors and the Animal Behaviour Coordinator.

The standard hours are 42 per week working to a locally managed rota which will include some bank holidays and weekends. 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.

On site accommodation is not offered for this role. The Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire) will be required to cover some out of hours or overnight duties by arrangement.

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid manual driving licence
• NVQ 3 in animal care or equivalent professional experience
• Significant employment experience caring for companion animals
• Working in an animal rehoming environment
• Significant experience managing a large diverse team, with a proven ability to induct and train team members successfully
• Working in customer service environment delivering excellent standards
• Team performance management, supervising and mentoring
• Sound knowledge of companion animal veterinary care
• Sound knowledge and experience of current animal behaviour theory and practice
• Knowledge of Health and Safety including Risk Assessments and COSHH, and experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent communication, literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills
• Managing finances, developing and working to a budget

It would also be great if you had:
• Presentation skills and public speaking
• Employment within animal welfare and charity environment
• Working with volunteers
• Running on-site events and attending promotional 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 £26,070 - £30,000 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.

Grade: 3.2
Closing date: 23 August 2019

Function
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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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 £40,000 per annum
• 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: 6 September 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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Veterinary Supervisor

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
190723 VS Thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£20,640-£24,000 per annum

Veterinary Supervisor, Thirsk
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
Are you a Veterinary Supervisor looking for a new challenge? 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. With strong leadership skills together with experience of managing a team the Veterinary Supervisor leads and motivates a team of Animal Welfare Assistants to provide a first class and professional rehoming service.

As the Veterinary Supervisor, your role is to ensure that all the pets in our care receives the care they need so that they can be rehomed as quickly as possible. Working under the direction of the Veterinary Surgeon, you will be monitoring and administering treatments, organising surgery and vet visits.

The standard hours are 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota which will include weekends and bank holidays. Due to the nature of the work that we do at the centre, overnight cover to care for young and or sick pets and carry out night checks will be required. This is shared on a rota basis within the team and we have self-contained overnight accommodation for you to stay in for this purpose.

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

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Experience of working in a veterinary environment with knowledge of veterinary procedures, including practical skills
• Experience of caring for dogs, cats and small animals in a rehoming or similar environment
• Experience of working in a busy customer service environment
• Experience of performance management, supervising and mentoring a team
• The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures.
• Experience of working within a budget
• Excellent communication, literacy, numerical, IT and administrative skills
• Valid manual driving licence

It would also be great if you had:
• Registered Veterinary Nurse qualification and experience
• Experience of managing and monitoring COSHH
• Experience matching pets with potential new owners or working in a welfare environment
• An understanding of modern behaviour theory and practice
• A media Skills qualification or competence with media related IT packages
• Experience of public speaking or training
• Experience of cash handling and banking duties
• An IOSHH Qualification

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 £20,640 - £24,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Learning & Development programmes
• A great working environment, working in the North Yorkshire countryside

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment event held at the Thirsk centre (so you can be blown away by our great facilities). At this event we can also share lots more information on the role and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. This event will be held on either 5th or 6th September 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.

Grade: 4.1
Closing date: 27 August 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Rehoming Supervisor

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
190723 RS Thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£20,640-£24,000 per annum

Rehoming Supervisor, Thirsk
Permanent, full time

What is the role?
Are you a Rehoming Supervisor looking for a new challenge? 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. As the Rehoming Supervisor you will be leading and motivating a team of Animal Welfare Assistants to provide a first class and professional rehoming service. Overseeing the rehoming of pets after their assessment period and maximizing rehoming opportunities, the Rehoming Supervisor will have strong leadership skills together with experience of managing a team.

The standard hours are 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota which will include weekends and bank holidays. Due to the nature of the work that we do at the centre, overnight cover to care for young and or sick pets and carry out night checks will be required. This is shared on a rota basis within the team and we have self-contained overnight accommodation for you to stay in for this purpose.

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

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Valid manual driving licence
• Significant experience of caring for dogs, cats and small animals in a rehoming or similar environment
• Experience of working with domestic animals with behaviour problems
• Significant experience working in a busy customer service environment
• Experience of performance management, supervising and mentoring a team
• Experience of working in a challenging environment, successfully managing multiple tasks and resolving customer concerns.
• Significant experience matching dogs and cats to potential new owners
• Knowledge and understanding of basic veterinary procedures
• Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Experience of working within a budget
• Excellent communication, literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills

It would also be great if you had:
• A media skills qualification or a high level of competence with media related IT packages
• Experience of public speaking or training
• Experience of cash handling and banking duties
• An IOSHH qualification

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 £20,640 - £24,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Learning & Development programmes
• A great working environment, working in the North Yorkshire countryside

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment event held at the Thirsk centre (so you can be blown away by our great facilities). At this event we can also share lots more information on the role and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. This event will be held on either 5th or 6th September 2019.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Grade: 4.1
Closing date: 27 August 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Handling-part time (weekends)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190809 HWATAH Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£17,205-£18,500 per annum pro rata

Horse Welfare Assistant-Training and Handling, Burford horse rehoming unit
Permanent, part time (weekends)

What is the role?
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Horse Welfare Assistant-Training and Handling to join our fabulous team at the Burford horse rehoming unit which is set in a stunning Cotswold location. This role involves maintaining the care and welfare of the horses and ponies at the unit, handling and training a variety of horses and ponies onsite and all other aspects of horse care such as yard work, helping the vet and much more!

This is a permanent part time role working 12.5 hours per week on weekends only. Due 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. For more information on this role and the duties required 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
• Handling and training a variety of different types of horses and ponies
• Starting and producing a variety of 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
• 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 fundraising 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
• Preparing horses for competition

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 to £18,500 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.

Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 29th August 2019

Function
Animal Behaviour
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
part time, 12.5 hours per week


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Animal Welfare Assistant-fixed term contract (nine months)

Devon

Job Ref
190812 AWA Tiverton
Location
Devon
Salary
£15,910-£18,500 per annum

Animal Welfare Assistant ,Tiverton rehoming centre
Fixed term contract (nine months) , full time

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 a Blue Cross rehoming centre.

This is a full time fixed term contract for nine months working 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- £18,500 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.

Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 29 August 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Animal Welfare Assistant- Newport

Monmouthshire

Job Ref
190806 AWA Newport
Location
Monmouthshire
Salary
£17,205-£18,500 per annum

Animal Welfare Assistant ,Newport rehoming and advice unit
Permanent , full time

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 a Blue Cross rehoming and advice unit.

This is a permanent full time role working 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 £17,205-£18,500 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.

Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 29 August 2019

Function
Animal Welfare
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Retail

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: 23 August 2019

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


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Assistant Shop Manager - Stratford Upon Avon

Warwickshire

Job Ref
190814 ASM Stratford 28 hrs
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£15,165 - £17,000 per annum pro rata

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

Come and join our great Blue Cross retail team which play a vital role in raising money and awareness of the work we do. In this role you will be an ambassador for our work and the high street face of Blue Cross so it is really important that you enjoy greeting people, providing a fantastic customer service and are motivated to raise funds to help more pets.

Working as a team with the Shop Manager, you will work together to maximise the shop sales and identify new income opportunities. You will also be leading a team of our brilliant volunteers and deputising for the Shop Manager in their absence.

We have a fantastic shop in Stratford which, being near to Shakespeare’s home, has great footfall. The shop is busy, there is always plenty to do and you will also enjoy the freedom of working with the Shop Manager to set the direction of your shop at a local level. So being bored is definitely not an option!

If you want to work in a role that makes a positive difference every day to the pets in our care then look no further. We are proud of our charity which has been working tirelessly since 1897 to help pets and invite you to join our team of dedicated people and continue to make history for many years to come.

The hours ….

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 are we looking for?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation experience
• Experience of leading a team
• Experience of providing great customer experience
• Computer and administration skills
• A ‘Can do’ attitude

What’s in it for me?

A rewarding role which makes a fantastic contribution to helping pets every day. We value our brilliant people and for our employees, offer the following benefits:

• Salary £15,165 - £17,000 per annum pro rata
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• 30 days holiday rising to 35 over time (pro rata for part time)
• Learning & development
• Performance Related 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.

Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 4 September 2019

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


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People & Development

Internal Communications Manager-fixed term contract (ten months)

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190815 ICM Burford
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£35,000 per annum

Internal Communications Manager, Burford Offices
10 month (approximately) fixed term contract, full time

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Internal Communications Manager to join Blue Cross on a ten month (approximately) fixed term contract to cover maternity.

As an Internal Communications Manager, you will have the chance to play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of a comprehensive and effective internal communications strategy across a charity that’s been helping pets since 1897. The internal communications will help to illustrate the bigger picture, helping employees and volunteers to understand the overall direction and motivate them to achieve the charity’s vision.

Supported by the Internal Communications Specialist, you will have a strong background in internal communications with experience in communications strategy. You will oversee the delivery of internal campaigns, change programmes, key announcements and employee communications. This job involves working with teams from across the organisation including those from our animal hospitals, rehoming centres and marketing teams.

The role also involves visiting other Blue Cross sites to direct the filming of our monthly video update and to gather stories from teams across the organisation, so a full driving licence and the willingness to travel is a must.

The standard hours are 35 per week, based within our People & Development directorate, at our Burford site in the beautiful Cotswolds.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, please read the attached job description or contact Antonia Bairstow for an informal chat (Antonia.bairstow@bluecross.org.uk).

Interviews are scheduled to take place in Burford with an ideal start date of early to mid-November for the successful candidate.

If you are looking to join a charity whose goal is to put pets and people at the heart of everything we do, we want to hear from you.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• a proven track record driving the delivery of an Internal Communications function and strategy
• Ability to demonstrate a level of strategic awareness along with an appreciation and knowledge of the key principles underpinning the organisaiton
• Ability to manage a team, developing talent and high-performance culture
• relevant qualification or experience in Internal Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
• UK driving licence or equivalent

It would also be great if you had
• Experience of managing, delivering and communicating annual surveys and pulse surveys
• Experience of working in an organisation with large numbers of front line workers who do not have access to digital channels of communication

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 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Shopping, cinema discounts and more

The first stage will be a telephone interview where we can share more information about the role and find out a bit more about you. Following this, we will invite shortlisted applicants to attend an interview held at our lovely Burford offices.

Grade: 3.2
Closing Date: 16 September 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
Internal Communications
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
35 hours per week


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Vacancies with the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH)

ADCH Member & Administration Manager

Home based

Job Ref
ADCH role
Location
Home based
Salary
£30,000 per annum

This post is employed by Battersea Dog & Cats Home and seconded on a permanent basis to ADCH and not Blue Cross. Please note that we are not accepting applications submitted via the Blue Cross online application portal.

The Association of Dogs & Cats Homes (ADCH) is the formal membership body for the dog and cat rescue and rehoming sector. Our members range in size and scale, from the largest charities, to some of the smallest volunteer run organisations. Every member is as important as every other and our geographical reach spans the British Isles.

Note: This post is employed by Battersea Dog & Cats Home and seconded on a permanent basis to ADCH.

Please read the information attached thoroughly before starting your application.

To Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 identifying your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification to adch@battersea.org.uk

Please note that we are not accepting applications submitted via the Blue Cross online application portal.

Closing date: Thursday 5th September 2019
Interview date: Monday 16th September 2019

Function
Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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