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Veterinary Nurse

London

Job Ref
180905 Vet Nurse Merton
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Merton animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2

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 Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse at our Merton hospital.

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 £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance 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

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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Staff Nurse – Kennels

North East Lincolnshire

Job Ref
180917 Staff Nurse – Kennels Grimsby
Location
North East Lincolnshire
Salary
£21,070 to £23,464 per annum

Job Title: Staff Nurse – Kennels
Location: Based at Grimsby animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.1

What is the role?

This is an excellent development opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse to take on responsibility for overseeing the kennels areas at Grimsby to ensure the areas run efficiently.

As a qualified Veterinary Nurse, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

You will be resourceful, efficient, well organised with an eye of detail and accuracy. A caring and enthusiastic attitude is required together with the ability to work on your own as well as part of a busy team.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse
• A genuine interest in providing a high standard of kennel ward management, medical and surgical nursing care, and in ensuring that kennel wards meet these standards
• Experience of a high level of medical and surgical nursing care
• Experience of working in a well-run hospital kennel ward environment
• Experience of training/mentoring new staff of varying capabilities

It would also be great if you had:
• Significant post-qualification experience
• Management of Veterinary Nursing Staff
• Use of computerised records

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 £21,070 to £23,464 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

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2018

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Veterinary Nurse

London

Job Ref
180912 VN Hammersmith
Location
London
Salary
£19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum

Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Location: Based at Hammersmith animal hospital
Contract Type: Permanent, part time
Grade: 4.2

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 Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse at our animal hospital in Hammersmith. You will work Mon-Weds on a shared rota, 25 hrs 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. Key responsibilities are:

• Dispensing medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon
• Provision of nurse clinics to include vaccination clinics and education of the general public with regard to pet welfare
• Monitoring and administering treatments to patients in kennels and maintaining records.
• Radiography
• Maintaining anaesthesia and surgically assisting the veterinary surgeon in theatre
• Preparing samples in the laboratory for postage and performing some routine laboratory tests
• Assisting the receptionist as required with booking appointments, record keeping, receipt of donations etc.
• Ensuring high standards of clinical hygiene, cleanliness and sterility, as appropriate, throughout the hospital
• Providing excellent customer service to our customers
• Caring and understanding attitude towards the clients seeking a charitable assistance and the welfare of their pets

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 £19,350 - £25,650 plus £3,954 London Weighting Allowance per annum
• Opportunity to work with a fantastic team and great facilities
• Opportunities for career and salary progression
• Low rent, on-site accommodation is available for up to 12 months
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

Closing date: 26 September 2018

Function
Veterinary Nursing
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Mon-Weds on a shared rota, 25 hrs per week. The rota is subject to changes over time.


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Retail

Assistant Shop Manager - Lichfield

Staffordshire

Job Ref
180905 ASM Lichfield
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Lichfield
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

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

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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

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


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Assistant Shop Manager - Stratford upon Avon

West Midlands

Job Ref
180913 ASM Stratford upon Avon
Location
West Midlands
Salary
£9,099 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Stratford upon Avon
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (21 hours)
Grade: 5.1

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 over three days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

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

• Salary £9,099 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
21 hours per week over three days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.


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Assistant Shop Manager - Thirsk

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
180917 ASM Thirsk
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Thirsk
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

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

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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

Closing date: 1 October 2018

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


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Assistant Shop Manager - Ripon

North Yorkshire

Job Ref
180917 ASM Ripon
Location
North Yorkshire
Salary
£6,066 per annum

Job Title: Assistant Shop Manager
Location: Based in Ripon
Contract Type: Permanent, part time (14 hours)
Grade: 5.1

What is the role?

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do. As Assistant Manager you will assist in achieving and maximising shop sales and profits, identifying income opportunities, recruiting and motivating a team of volunteers and delivering excellent customer service. Additionally you will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will work 14 hours per week over two days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition you will be required to work additional hours to cover for the Shop Manager and therefore flexibility is essential.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

• Previous experience of working in a retail environment
• Cash handling and reconciliation
• Supervisory experience
• Experience in a customer facing environment
• Computer literacy and administration skills

What’s in it for me?

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

• Salary £6,066 per annum
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension scheme
• Company Sick Pay
• Life Insurance

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

Closing date: 1 October 2018

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


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Online Store Manager

West Midlands

Job Ref
180917 Online Store Manager
Location
West Midlands
Salary
£17,000 to £19,000 per annum

Job Title: Online Store Manager
Location: Hartlebury
Contract Type: Six month fixed term contract, full time
Grade: 4.1

What is the role?
This is a six month fixed term contract to manage the day-to-day running of Blue Cross’s eBay operation from the Hartlebury office. This will involve the sourcing, selection, research, listing, selling and delivery through the online platform and supporting cross functionally across directorates to increase the sales value of donations to Blue Cross Retail.

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Who we are looking for:

• A motivational person-manager and good team builder.
• Entrepreneurial and commercially minded, able to identify and exploit income opportunities
• A creative and effective problem solver, who is able to apply sound commercial judgement
• Results focused, able to work well under pressure and deliver to deadlines
• Has good awareness of issues relating to recruiting and working with volunteers
• Computer literate with MS Office
• Systematic and methodical in approach
• Able to work on own initiative
• Excellent attention to detail

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• Full manual driving licence
• Retail management within a commercial company and/ or a UK registered charity
• Experience of achieving success against financial targets
• Experience of developing and monitoring budgets.
• Effective communication skills across a broad range of stakeholders

It would also be great if you had:
• Experience of using Online Sales platform eBay or similar
• UK charity sector retail management
• Experience of managing, training and developing people

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 £17,000 to £19,000 per annum depending on experience
• 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.

Closing date: 1 October 2018

Function
Customer Service
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Standby Shop Assistant - Leamington Spa

Warwickshire

Job Ref
180919 Stby SA Leamington Spa
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£8.78 per hour

Job Title: Standby Shop Assistant
Location: Based in Leamington Spa
Contract Type: Standby, zero hours
Closing Date: 3 October 2018

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 a Standby Shop Assistant you will assist the Shop Manager to achieve and maximise shop sales and profit and to identify other income opportunities for the shop. To help manage and motivate a team of volunteers and to have full responsibility for the effective running of the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will be on a zero hour’s contract and therefore you will not have regular hours of work but will be on standby to work shifts as and when required.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• Managing volunteers

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

Function
Customer Service
Type
Temporary Contract


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Standby Shop Assistant - Ledbury

Herefordshire

Job Ref
180919 Stby SA Ledbury
Location
Herefordshire
Salary
£8.78 per hour

Job Title: Standby Shop Assistant
Location: Based in Ledbury
Contract Type: Standby, zero hours
Closing Date: 3 October 2018

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 a Standby Shop Assistant you will assist the Shop Manager to achieve and maximise shop sales and profit and to identify other income opportunities for the shop. To help manage and motivate a team of volunteers and to have full responsibility for the effective running of the shop in the absence of the Shop Manager.

You will be on a zero hour’s contract and therefore you will not have regular hours of work but will be on standby to work shifts as and when required.

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

It would also be great if you had:
• Managing volunteers

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

Function
Customer Service
Type
Temporary Contract


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Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Media Officer - Leading Animal Charity (Contract)

London

Job Ref
HKPRH2310/JAM-GW-180906
Location
London
Salary
£24,080 - £28,000 pro rata plus London Weighting Allowance

Media Officer - Leading Animal Charity (Contract)
Pimlico, London
 
Are you looking to take on an exciting, new challenge as a Media Officer? Want to support the success of an ambitious charity that’s been helping animals since 1897? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

About Us 

Blue Cross are one the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

Now, we’re looking for a Media Officer to join us on a three month contract. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £24,080 - £28,000 pro rata plus London Weighting Allowance (£3,954 pro rata) 
- Pension 
- Employee Assistance Programme 
- Company sick pay 
- Life insurance 

This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise the profile of a forward-thinking charity and get involved with a broad range of media and PR activities. 

For over 100 years, we have provided a voice to those who don’t have one and campaigned for every pet to enjoy a healthy life and happy home. In this key role, you will have the chance to directly contribute to our ongoing success and help us to support animals in need for years to come.   

The Role 

As the Media Officer, you will secure widespread media coverage to raise our profile and effectively communicate our aims and objectives while protecting our reputation. 

About You 

To join us as a Media Officer, you’ll need: 

- Experience as a Media Officer or Media Assistant, ideally gained in a charity environment 
- A track record of quickly identifying, developing and pitching national news stories and/or implementing creative ideas in the planning and delivery of national PR campaigns 
- Excellent news writing and communication skills 
-The ability to build rapport and productive relationships with internal and external contacts, including high profile supporters and celebrities, to maximise the impact of campaigns 
- At a minimum, A Levels (or equivalent)

Ideally, you will have a degree level qualification in journalism or media, but this isn’t essential. 

Other organisations may call this role Media Officer, PR Officer, Public Relations Officer, Media Assistant, Marketing Communications Executive, Journalist, PR Executive, Reporter or Communications Executive. 

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 
  
So, if you are looking to take on a highly rewarding contract as a Media Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Marketing
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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Finance

Head of Legal & Data Protection

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
IXAAC1110/GW-180824
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum

Head of Legal & Data Protection
Burford, Oxfordshire

About Us:

Blue Cross are one the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

We’re working to rehome 20,000 pets by 2020 and continuing compliance and expert legal services will support this aim. As such, we are looking for a Head of Legal & Data Protection to join our team in Burford.

The Benefits:

- Salary of £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
- Employee assistance programme
- Pension scheme
- Company sick pay
- Life Insurance

Here at Blue Cross, pets are at the heart of everything we do. We have been championing animal welfare for over a century and you will play a key role in ensuring we can continue our vital work.

You’ll have the chance to take the reins of the Legal Department and play a key leadership role in the delivery of legal services, advice and compliance across our charity.

We’re here to make a real difference to the lives of animals and your role will enable us to continue to do this, continue to grow and expand as a charity and continue all our activity in a legal, compliant manner.

Your Role:

As the Head of Legal & Data Protection, you will provide pragmatic and high quality legal and commercial advice to all elements of our charity.

Specifically, you will be involved in drafting and checking contracts and other key agreements and managing relationships with external law firms to ensure the best legal advice is obtained.

Additionally, you will act as our Data Protection Officer and will lead our GDPR compliance programme to ensure we maintain and develop our practices in line with legislation.

About You:

To be considered as the Head of Legal & Data Protection, you will need:

- A full legal qualification or an equivalent qualification and/or experience
- Significant experience of Data Protection law and/or GDPR and the requirements it places on organisations
- A legal services background within a dispersed, multi-functional organisation
- Experience within the not for profit sector
- The ability to understand and interpret complex legal information pertinent to the running of a charity and its trading subsidiaries
- Good working knowledge of property law and contract law
- Experience of servicing formal meetings or committees
- The ability to constructively challenge whilst maintaining positive and professional relationships
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Other organisations may call this role Head of Legal & Data Protection, Head of Legal, Head of Legal and Compliance, Head of Compliance, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel, Lawyer, or Solicitor.

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are ready to take on a new challenge as our next Head of Legal & Data Protection, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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IT

Application Support Analyst

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
HKPMJ1510/JAM-GW-180829
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£28,000 - £33,000 per annum

Application Support Analyst
Burford, Oxfordshire
£28,000 - £33,000 per annum Plus Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Company Sick Pay, Life Insurance (after probationary period)

Blue Cross are one the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

We’re on a mission to rehome 20,000 pets by 2020, and to achieve this, our organisation needs to operate to the best of its ability. As such, we’re looking for an Application Support Analyst to support the success of our IT operations and infrastructure.

As an Application Support Analyst, you will:

- Support the continuity and development of solutions within our applications portfolio
- Provide expert guidance, direction and support in the use of applications
- Assist employees with any technical issues
- Build strong relationships with external suppliers
- Occasionally travel to other Blue Cross sites

Interested? To be considered, you will need:

- Experience in an IT application support role
- Experience with Office 365 and SharePoint Online, including administering SharePoint sites and collections, SharePoint Designers, workflows and InfoPath forms
- Good SQL skills, including T-SQL (SP, Views, SSRS, SSIS), transaction log backups and Data Transmission (FTP, automation/web services and XML)
- A meticulous approach to documenting
- The ability to build good working relationships, both internally and externally
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computing or similar

We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as an IT Support Analyst, Software Support Analyst, Application Support Technician, Technical Support Advisor, Helpdesk Support Analyst, Service Desk Technician, IT Support Technician or IT Helpdesk Technician.

What are the perks?

- Join a friendly and talented team who are working towards a shared goal
- Consolidate your skill-set in a rewarding role
- A welcoming culture that focuses on integrity, respect and compassion
- Support the success of our IT offering
- Make an impact with a charity that’s been supporting animals since 1897

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

To apply for the role of Application Support Analyst, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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People & Development

Volunteering Development Support Officer

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
180904 Vol Dev Support Officer
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£22,000 to £25,000 per annum

Job Title: Volunteering Development Support Officer
Location: Burford
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Grade: 4.2

What is the role?
Do you want to join a team striving to be at the forefront of volunteering best practice, taking an innovative and progressive approach so we can maximise the impact of our volunteers on our work and help more pets?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive support officer to join our Volunteering Development team (VDT). This is an exciting opportunity to support our team and volunteer managers from across the charity. You will lead and manage a variety of diverse workstreams and projects including:

• Providing relevant support and guidance to the Volunteering Development team
• Proactively supporting and coaching volunteer managers to ensure the development of skills and knowledge, and the implementation of volunteering best practice
• Managing the volunteering development administrative function, systems and a first class enquiry handling service
• Managing volunteering development projects

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. (Flexible working hours may be considered) 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.

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:
• A-levels or equivalent
• Experience of working either within Volunteer Management or HR
• Excellent people management, customer experience and communications skills
• Proven experience of providing support and guidance to multiple teams and ability to prioritise and organise work in a multi-functioning role
• IT literacy (including MS office, web-based databases and platforms) and experience of analysing and reporting data
• Close attention to detail in dealing with day-to-day operations in a systematic approach

It would also be great if you had:
• An understanding of the demands of the voluntary sector
• Experience of administrating E-learning and/or webinars
• Experience of managing projects and/or development programmes

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 £22,000 to £25,000 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
Administration
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week Monday to Friday. (Flexible working hours may be considered)


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Corporate

Head of Compliance

Oxfordshire

Job Ref
180824 Head of Compliance
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£44,000 - £54,000 per annum

Head of Compliance
Burford, Oxfordshire

About Us

Blue Cross are one the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

We’re working to rehome 20,000 pets by 2020 and so we are looking for a Head of Compliance to take charge of our internal audit function, risk management and business continuity.

Your Rewards

- Salary of £44,000 - £54,000 per annum
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Pension Scheme
- Company Sick Pay
- Life Insurance

This is an incredible opportunity for a chartered auditor or accountant to drive forward standards in audit, risk management and business continuity with our charity.

We’re passionate about animal welfare and dedicated to rehoming, caring and supporting them as well as educating others about how to care for their pets.

Once you join the business, you’ll discover an organisation on the move. We’ve got a clear ethos and a plan of where we want Blue Cross to be, so your role will be vital in helping us get there and ensuring we are compliant in doing so.

So, if you are looking to do some real good with your career, make a difference and drive change whilst you do it, this is the role for you.

Your Role

As the Head of Compliance, you will undertake a comprehensive leadership role overseeing the Blue Cross audit function, ensuring there are appropriate risk management and business continuity systems in place.

In this key role, you will draw up the audit strategy and annual plan and then work to deliver it, ensuring that we meet our legal, regulatory and business responsibilities.

You’ll be working across the charity with various teams, including the Executive Team and the Board of Trustees, ensuring the highest standards of risk and business continuity are supported.

About You

To be considered as the Head of Compliance, you will need:

- To be a chartered internal auditor (CMIIA), a chartered accountant (CCAB) or have an equivalent qualification
- Experience in the management of risk and developing business continuity plans
- Significant experience in the development of audit strategies and management of audit departments and auditors, both in-house and externally provided
- Proven experience of developing and managing business continuity activity in multi-site, geographically dispersed organisations, ideally within the charity sector
- Experience in the use of various technology, tools and systems to support professional audit and risk management and business continuity services
- The ability to understand and apply the key principles of operational risk and business oversight as a second line of defence approach under the “Three Lines of Defence Model”

We are eager to hear from you if you have held the role of Head of Compliance, Head of Audit, Chartered Auditor, Chartered Accountant, Head of Accounts, Head of Risk, Head of Risk and Compliance, Senior Audit Manager, or Accountancy Manager.

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you could see yourself as our next Head of Compliance, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Corporate
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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