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Standby Veterinary Surgeon

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
181205 Standby Vet
Location
North East Lincolnshire

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

What is the role?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

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

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

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Type
Temporary Contract


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Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith

London

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

Veterinary Nurse, Hammersmith animal hospital
Permanent, full time

What is the role?

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

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

What is required?

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

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

What’s in it for me?

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

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

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

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 28 June 2019

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Nurse, Merton Fixed Term Contract

London

Job Ref
20190605 VN
Location
London
Salary
£19,780-£26,220 (plus London weighting of £3,954)

Veterinary Nurse, Merton animal hospital
Fixed Term Contract 9-12 months , full time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week Fixed Term Contract 9-12 months


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Veterinary Nurse, Merton

London

Job Ref
20190605 VN2
Location
London
Salary
£19,780-£26,220 (plus London weighting of £3,954)

Veterinary Nurse, Merton animal hospital
Permanent , full time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 42 hours per week


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Veterinary Surgeon - Merton and Victoria

London

Job Ref
190614 Vet Surgeon Mert & VIc
Location
London
Salary
£37,130 - £47,000 per annum

Veterinary Surgeon, Merton and Victoria animal hospitals, London
Permanent, full time

What is the role?

Blue Cross is a 24 hour charity hospital providing veterinary treatment for animals belonging to those people whose financial circumstances do not allow them to afford private veterinary fees. The range of work carried out within Blue Cross animal hospitals is similar to that in private practice. We offer a high-quality working environment with extensive onsite facilities including digital X-Ray, onsite lab, endoscopy, ultrasound, infusion pumps, a large multidisciplinary veterinary team and a separate dedicated night team.

We have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon. Applicants must be MRCVS and have significant experience in a small animal practice. The Merton and Victoria animal hospitals see a high caseload of emergency and critical care cases, both surgical and medical, so it is desirable that candidates have some small animal experience.

You will have a caring attitude to animals and owners and will be able to communicate well with colleagues and clients, with a natural affinity for all aspects of practical animal care and the ability to work in a team. In addition to dealing with emergency and routine clinical and surgical work as directed by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon, you will be flexible and dynamic to fit in with the night team duties on the rota.

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:

• £37,130 - £47,000 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: 3.1
Closing Date: 1 July 2019

Function
Veterinary Surgeons
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Rehoming

Rehoming Manager - Lewknor

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190524 RCM Lewknor
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£26,070 - £30,000 per annum

Job Title: Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire)
Location: Lewknor rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 3.2

What is the role?

We have an exciting opportunity, as we are looking to recruit a Rehoming manager to work at our Lewknor Rehoming Centre in Oxfordshire. Lewknor is a beautiful well established centre within an old orchard, where we still have flourishing fruit trees. The centre consists of two large catteries, newly refurbished kennels, an indoor play barn and fantastic off site walking routes. Lewknor is located just off junction 6 M40 with great transport amenities and looks out onto the scenic Chiltern Hills.

We are looking for someone with the knowledge and experience to make use of all available resources to maximise the number of pets we help to find new homes through our Lewknor site and home direct schemes. Directly reporting into the Senior Rehoming manager to help deliver our services in a regional approach along with the Blue Cross Burford rehoming centre

The successful candidate will help ensure that the rehoming centre delivers a first class rehoming service and customer experience to all stakeholders. They will be business-minded, hardworking, and reliable with good organisational and time management skills. They will also be confident in communicating at all levels and have experience of managing a diverse team. They will enjoy interaction with people, developing relationships, and inspiring the team to provide an excellent service for Blue Cross customers, supporters and volunteers and have the flexibility to adapt to the variety of challenges and demands. Having an in depth knowledge and understanding of caring for animals in a rehoming environment and of matching animals to new homes, they will demonstrate the flexibility and empathy required when working with people and animals.

This role is offered with accommodation as live-in position with a spacious 3 bedroom bungalow, own secluded garden, car port for two vehicles and a private driveway for the dwellings.

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.

If not living in, the Rehoming Manager (Oxfordshire) 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.

For a video tour of our rehoming centre at Lewknor please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/user94433546/review/333564241/fecbd45c1a

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

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
• On-site accommodation is offered

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.

For a video tour of our rehoming centre at Lewknor please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/user94433546/review/333564241/fecbd45c1a

Function
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Animal Welfare Assistant - Lewknor

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190603 AWA Lewknor
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Salary £15,910- £18,500 per annum

Job Title: Animal Welfare Assistant
Location: Lewknor rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent ,part-time (mainly weekends)
Grade: 5.2
Closing Date: 20 June 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 role, part-time of 23 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. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

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


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Rehoming Centre Manager - Torbay

Devon

Job Ref
190603 Centre Mgr Torbay
Location
Devon
Salary
£31,820 - £34,410 per annum

Rehoming Centre Manager, full time, fixed term contract until 1st July 2020
Torbay rehoming centre

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Rehoming Centre Manager to supervise, mentor and lead a large team under the direction of the South West Senior Rehoming Manager. Maximising use of all available resources to admit, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and abandoned animals, the successful candidate will help ensure that the rehoming centre delivers first class rehoming service customer experience to all stakeholders. They will be business-minded, hardworking, and reliable with good organisational and time management skills and confident in communicating at all levels. They will enjoy interaction with people, developing relationships, and inspiring the team to provide an excellent service for Blue Cross customers, supporters and volunteers and have the flexibility to adapt to the variety of challenges and demands.

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.

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.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Valid manual driving license
• 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 £31,820 - £34,410 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Grade: 3.1
Closing date: 17 June 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
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Rehoming Network Manager- Central and East Region-FTC -Homebased

Home based

Job Ref
20190612 RNM
Location
Home based
Salary
£27,255-£34,500 per annum

Rehoming Network Manager – Central and East Region, full time, fixed term contract until 1st October 2020
Bromsgrove or Home Based

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Rehoming Network Manager to manage the numerous volunteers across the region who foster, care for and rehome animals through our external college partnerships and short term fosterers. They will recruit, train, support and motivate volunteers to ensure the smooth running and expansion of the fostering programme in the region.

This role is one of four network managers covering multiple sites the UK and the Central and East region includes the following locations Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire, Solihull College in the West Midlands, Boston College in Lincolnshire, Grimsby College in Lincolnshire and Blue Cross Rolleston site in Staffordshire.

They will be business-minded, assertive, dynamic, hardworking and reliable with good organisational and time management skills. They will be articulate and confident in communicating at all levels, enjoy interaction with people, developing relationships and be able to manage volunteers sensitively but assertively.

The standard hours are 35 per week; however on a rota basis you will provide weekend and bank holiday cover for the rehoming network mailbox. 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.

We are looking for people with the following:

• Valid manual driving license
• GCSE grade C or above, Maths & English or equivalent
• Recruitment, development and management of teams and individuals
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of Health and Safety including Risk Assessments and COSHH, and experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
• Excellent literacy, numerical, computer and administrative skills
• Managing finances and working to a budget

It would also be great if you had:

• Qualified to diploma level equivalent in animal welfare or animal behaviour
• Experience of managing volunteers
• Volunteer management qualification
• Experience in practical animal care or other animal welfare orientated environment
• Experience of conflict management and dealing with complaints
• Experience of working across a range of locations and lone working

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 £27,255-£34,500 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Company car provided



Grade: 3.1
Closing date: 1 July 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
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Full time 35 hours


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager – Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire

Job Ref
190514 ASM Stratford 14hrs
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Stratford-upon-Avon
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 4 June 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 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
Management
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Shop Manager - Yardley

West Midands

Job Ref
20190605 SM
Location
West Midands
Salary
£15609- £18150

Shop Manager, Based in Yardley , permanent , full time (35 hours per week) , grade 4.1
Closing date: 19th June

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 £15609- £18150 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
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
full time, 35 hours per week


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Assistant Shop Manager - North Allerton

South Yorkshire

Job Ref
20190611 ASM
Location
South Yorkshire
Salary
£9099 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Northallerton
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (21 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 25 June 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 21 hours per week 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 £9099 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
Fundraising
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Part time, 21 hrs per week


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Fundraising Proposal Writer and Researcher

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190430 Proposal Writer and Researcher
Location
Oxfordshire

Job Title: Proposal Writer and Researcher (Fundraising)
Location: Carterton offices, however up to 2 days working from home would be considered
Contract Type: Nine months fixed term approx. Full time (Part-time hours also considered)
Grade: 4.2

What is the role?

We are recruiting for a temporary Fundraising Proposal Writer and Researcher within the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Directorate, with additional potential for research, depending on experience. You will be responsible for leading and working on your own initiative to develop a comprehensive portfolio of funding proposals, reports and budgets for projects that are agreed by the organisation as being in need of financial support. A confident and persuasive communicator, you will be a liaison point with our services team (rehoming, veterinary, behaviour, education, pet bereavement). Additionally, this role will incorporate elements of researching and qualifying prospects and new business opportunities, and working in a support role for our donor events.

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Excellent, demonstrable writing skills and the ability to compose inspirational, accurate and persuasive proposals and reports
• Good interpersonal, communication, and negotiating skills
• Confidence in working at all levels within an organisation, to include senior level stakeholders and frontline staff
• Good numeracy, attention to detail, ability to use spreadsheets and to understand and analyse budgets
• Ability to work flexibly, to manage your own workload and prioritise effectively to meet strict deadlines
• Passion for Pet Welfare and commitment to Blue Cross stated values and a working style that reflects this

It would also be great if you had:
• Project management experience
• Knowledge of the principles of fundraising
• Knowledge and experience of research resources together with an understanding of data protection legislation.
• Knowledge of working with CRM systems/customer databases

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 £22,260 - £26,000 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
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Trusts Manager

Oxfordshire

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

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

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

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

What is required?

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

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

What’s in it for me?

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

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

Grade: 3.1
Closing Date: 28th June 2019

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

Function
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Regional Fundraising - London and South East of England (Home based)

Home based

Job Ref
190528 Regional Fundraising London and South East
Location
Home based
Salary
£23,000 - £29,000 per annum

Regional Fundraising Officer – London and South East, home based, London and South East
Permanent, full time

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Community and Fundraising Events Team within the Fundraising, Marketing and Communication Directorate. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to continue to develop community fundraising in the London and South East region.

For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Full driving license and have transport readily available
• Educated to degree level or equivalent or experience in an appropriate field
• Demonstrable experience in Community fundraising role
• Demonstrable experience in running regional local fundraising appeals
• Recruitment and managing volunteer fundraising groups and individual fundraisers
• Planning of fundraising events programme and evaluation of fundraising opportunities
• Working with the media
• Working with other fundraising teams to deliver diverse activities including events, corporate partnerships and key supporter/cultivation activities
• Excellent written and face to face communication skills, with an aptitude for interacting with colleagues and supporters on all levels
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), databases and the Internet

It would also be great if you had:

• Certificate in Fundraising
• Knowledge of fundraising databases (ideally CARE)

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 £23,000 - £29,000 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

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

Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 28 June 2019

Function
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Properties

Property Support Manager

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190614 Property Support Manager
Location
Oxfordshire

Property Support Manager, six month fixed term contract, full time
Burford offices

What is the role?

The Property Team play a vital role to ensure that the Blue Cross estate with its 19 centres & hospitals and 55 shops is fit for purpose, safe and compliant with all legal obligations.

This is a very mixed role requiring flexibility and the ability to turn your hand to a wide variety of tasks and problem solving. These include telephone support to managers and staff across the organisation, physical inspections of maintenance, reactive and planned new works.

This is a full time role (Fixed Term Contract of 6 months) of 35 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday.

The use a pool car and/or travel allowance will be provided. For the full information about this role please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Sound working knowledge of modern buildings, including mechanical and electrical aspects
• Knowledge of facilities management
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Strong customer service skills
• Valid manual driving license
• IT skills including MS Office
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience of working to tight deadlines
• Excellent time management skills
• The ability to produce detailed and clear reports
• Negotiating skills

It would also be great if you had:
• A formal qualification, such as an appropriate HND or similar
• Previous experience of CAD based systems

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 £23,736 - £31,646 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance
• Shopping discounts and more!

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

Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 28 June 2019

Function
Properties
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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