Education Team Leader - Yorkshire and the Humber
“I have been volunteering for Cats Protection for the last year and it has been an amazing experience. I love cats and I wanted to give something back to them and help out in any way I could. That was why I chose to be involved in the education aspect of this magnificent charity.” Valeria Higgins, Education Volunteer.
How you will make a difference to cats and people:
Utilising your passion for people and cats you will play a key role within the Education team by supporting others who are the voice for cats in your community. You will work closely with Speaker Volunteers providing them with support, feedback and encouragement – providing them with the tools they need to reach out and make a big difference to the lives of thousands and cats and kittens each year.
How volunteering for Cats Protection can make a big difference to you:
- You will get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role
- You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK
- You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
- You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
- You will become a key member of the team in the UK’s leading feline welfare charity
What the role involves:
- Working closely with your Community Education Officer to plan team activity and provide feedback on achievements and challenges
- Liaising with schools and community groups to organise volunteer talks
- Supporting new volunteers by welcoming them to the charity, observing them giving talks and by providing them with feedback on their development within the role
- Providing support, encouragement, feedback and leadership to your team of volunteers
Skills and experience required or could be developed:
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work on your own initiative
- Excellent team working skills
- Sound knowledge of IT
- Experience in managing people especially volunteers
- Ability to delegate effectively
- Knowledge/experience of Volunteering and Volunteer Management
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 and direction and your staff contact will work with others to ensure that you have a positive, enjoyable volunteering experience. We also have Communications, Volunteering and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.