Branch Volunteer Leader - North Bristol
In this challenging and rewarding role as Branch Volunteer Leader of a Cats Protection (CP) volunteer group/branch, you will be the driving force behind the work of your group in making a big difference in the lives of cats in need in your local area.
What the role involves:
- Delegate key branch activities to appropriate volunteers
- Support and manage all volunteers within your group
- Act as a professional ambassador of CP, liaising with other CP groups, National Cat Centre and vets
- Work closely with the Regional Development Manager in your region to plan and develop future group activity, ensuring a real difference to cats is made in your area
- Lead the group in adhering and complying with all CP policy and guidelines
- Ensure long term financial sustainability of the group by monitoring expenditure alongside the group’s Treasurer
- Organise and chair group meetings
Skills and experience required or could be developed:
- Experience in people management
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to prioritise and delegate simultaneous tasks
- Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups at all levels
- Ability to think and plan ahead
- Patience and diplomacy
- Good IT skills
This is a flexible role and can be shared with other volunteers. The role is home based, but does need to be within the local area of the recruiting group. Time expectation for this role will vary across our volunteer groups, your local contact will be able to provide more information.
How we will support you:
You will receive full training and support in your role. Your contact for this role will provide you with day to day support, guidance, direction and will work with others to ensure you have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. We also have Volunteering and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.
What you can gain from volunteering with Cats Protection:
- The opportunity to develop new and existing skills.
- The opportunity to meet new people and work as part of a dedicated team.
- To gain experience working as an important member of the team in the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.
“Being Volunteer Leader has helped me not only expand my knowledge and understanding of cats and their welfare but has enabled me to utilise and develop ‘people skills’ such as communication, teambuilding and motivation. I have also made some wonderful friends!” - Mary Wood, Cheltenham Branch.
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