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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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Retail

Retail Warehouse Assistant

Worcestershire

Job Ref
190515 Retail Warehouse Assistant
Location
Worcestershire

Retail Warehouse Assistant, Hartlebury
Permanent, part time (14 hours per week)

What is the role?
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Retail Warehouse Assistant to join our team in Hartlebury. The successful candidate will have good organisation skills with the ability to plan and prioritise their workload. Good time management skills are required along with the ability to work to deadlines both independently and as part of a team. This is a part time role of 14 hours per week. For the full information on this role then please read the attached job description.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics
• Understanding of fashion brands and labels
• Good understanding of stock control
• Computer literate
• Knowledge on Online Shop Portals – eBay

It would also be great if you:
• Working within a retail environment
• Working within a warehouse environment

What’s in it for me?

Working for Blue Cross is very rewarding; we have been dedicated to helping pets since 1897! This role is really varied, creative and part of a fun, enthusiastic team.
We value our brilliant employees and offer competitive benefits including:

• Salary £14,620 - £17,000 per annum pro rata
• 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: 6.0
Closing Date: 29 May 2019

Function
Fundraising
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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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: 28 May 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 - Shrewsbury

Shropshire

Job Ref
190520 SM Shrewsbury
Location
Shropshire

Job Title: Shop Manager
Location: Based in Shrewsbury
Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Grade: 4.1
Closing Date: 3 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 Shop Manager you will be responsible for driving sales to achieve set targets for the shop and maximising profit through effective cost control.

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

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

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

It would also be great if you had:

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

What’s in it for me?

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

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

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

Function
Fundraising
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Assistant Shop Manager - Weoley Castle

West Midands

Job Ref
190520 ASM Weoley Castle
Location
West Midands
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Weoley Castle
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 27 May 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
Fundraising
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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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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