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Veterinary Surgeon - Fixed Term Contract

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 March 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, Hammersmith (full time)

London

Job Ref
190304 Vet Nurse Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Hammersmith animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 15 April 2019

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:

• Competitive salary
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Low rent accommodation is available for up to 12 months
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Rehoming

Receptionist

Devon

Job Ref
190319 Receptionist Torbay
Location
Devon
Salary
£15,910 - £18,500 per annum pro rata

Job Title: Receptionist
Location: Torbay rehoming centre
Contract Type: Permanent, part-time
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 9 April 2019

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a receptionist to work as part of our team delivering a first class customer experience, answering enquires from the public effectively and by presenting a professional and friendly approach both face to face and on the telephone.

Our Blue Cross team members will have good communication and organisational skills and an excellent telephone manner. We are looking for someone with a genuine desire to provide excellent services to members of public and who thrives on working in a busy reception environment.

This is a part time role of 24 hours per week on a locally agreed rota including weekends & bank holidays.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Good Standard of secondary education including English and Mathematics GCSE or equivalent
• Full Manual driving licence
• Experience of working in a busy reception environment
• Experience dealing with the general public, both on the telephone and face to face
• Computer literate
• Experience of finance and cash handling

It would also be great if you had:
• NVQ level 2 or 3 in Customer Care
• Experience working with the public
• An understanding of the demands of the voluntary 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 £15,910 - £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. For more information on this role please read the attached job description.

Function
Customer Service
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager - Bridgnorth

Shropshire

Job Ref
190322 ASM Bridgnorth
Location
Shropshire
Salary
£8,233 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Bridgnorth
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (19 hours)
Grade: 5.1
Closing date: 18 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 19 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 £8,233 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
19 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Proposal Writer and Researcher

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190308 Proposal Writer and Researcher
Location
Oxfordshire

Job Title: Proposal Writer and Researcher
Location: Carterton offices
Contract Type: Nine months fixed term approx. Full time (Part-time hours also considered)
Grade: 4.2
Closing Date: 31st March 2019

What is the role?

We are recruiting for a temporary 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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Finance

Finance Assistant

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190322 Finance Assistant
Location
Oxfordshire

Finance Assistant
Burford, Oxfordshire

What is the role?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual in Purchase and Sales Ledger to join our Finance Team as a Finance Assistant based in Burford, Oxfordshire. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual, committed to customer service, willing to work with numbers and having attention to detail and accuracy.

The finance assistant will work alongside experienced colleagues, manage and improve the systems and Purchase/Sales Ledger processes we use, focus on invoicing and cash processing, suppliers and contractors management, as well as deliver essential office skills, like planning, organizing, filing, processing, and managing correspondence and reporting.

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and English – Grade C or above
• Proven experience of working within a high volume Purchase/Sales Ledger department
• Confident in dealing with numbers and experience of analyzing and reporting data
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good skills in prioritizing and organizing work
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel & Word
• High level of integrity whilst operating in a confidential environment

It would also be great if you had:
• Knowledge of Access Dimensions accounts package
• Knowledge of automated invoicing matching systems (e-invoicing)

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 £19,000 with AAT level 2 support - £21,000 without study per annum
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• 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.

Contract Type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Grade: 6.0
Closing Date: 29 March 2019

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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IT

Service Desk Team Leader

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190322 Service Desk Team Leader
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£30,100 to £39,900 per annum

Job Title: Service Desk Team Leader
Location: Burford offices
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Closing Date: 5 April 2019

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for a Service Desk Team Leader to oversee the Service Desk. The Service Desk Team Leader role is high paced, customer facing, providing support, guidance and effective IT leadership to the service desk team, who are supporting over 1,000 Blue Cross users working across 70 UK locations.

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Educated to A Level or equivalent
• ITIL knowledge or qualification
• Experience in managing and configuring an IT Service Management Tool
• Team leadership, to include managing to service levels (SLA experience)
• Service management awareness (ITIL awareness)
• Experience of working within a fast-paced organisation, supporting a diverse, busy team and managing a varied workload
• Demonstrable experience in first line IT support
• Excellent knowledge of Windows 7/10 operating system

It would also be great if you had:
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and higher
• Ability and knowledge to configure desktop computers and peripherals
• Active Directory users and computers
• Knowledge of IP networking
• Apple Mac
• Windows 10
• Office 365
• IP phone systems

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 £30,100 to £39,900 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.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Corporate

Chief Information Officer

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
190314 CIO
Location
Oxfordshire

Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Location: Burford offices
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Closing Date: 11 April 2018

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting a Chief Information Officer is to oversee the development and delivery of the organisation's future technology and data strategy and any related programmes/ initiatives., which should be aligned with the charity’s wider strategic objectives. They will lead Blue Cross’ IT department and ensure that the organisation has in place the necessary systems, people and procedures to best deliver its services in a rapidly changing world.

They should be a strategic leader, capable of working with stakeholders across the organisation to understand their requirements of technology and data and ensure that they are fulfilled. They should work with others throughout Blue Cross to develop a clear vision for how the organisation can make best use of the information it holds and then ensure that it does this in the most efficient manner.

As an innovator they should always be bringing new ideas to the table and challenging how the organisation goes about its work. They should be a strong advocate for the use of technology wherever it will make sense to do so and should be key in helping others throughout the organisation realise how technology can improve what they are delivering.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) they will contribute heavily to the organisation’s overall strategy and also work to develop others throughout the organisation, as well as within their own department.

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

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or relevant experience
• Significant experience in strategic planning
• Significant experience in overseeing the successful delivery and management of IT systems, gained in a complex organisational environment.
• Significant experience of strategic information management, including the utilisation of information to meet operational objectives
• Considerable experience regarding IT systems procurement and supplier management
• Considerable experience of representing the IT agenda and capable of making a strong general contribution up to Board level
• The ability to analyse issues and develop practical strategies to achieve efficiencies on a major scale
• Experience of managing departmental budgets and reporting against them
• Experience of complex organisations with a diverse range of data sets

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of working in a not for profit environment
• Experience of animal welfare/ clinical organisations and related systems

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 £70,000 to £75,000
• 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
Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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