Cat Welfare Team Leader Volunteer

Location
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
24 Jan 2022
Closes
16 Feb 2022
Ref
Chesterfield
Interests
Animal
Hours per month
Over 40 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Without the passionate and committed teams of volunteers across Cats Protection we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help. Our Cat Welfare Team Leaders have the important role of coordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of fosterer volunteers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Volunteering alongside colleagues including the Branch Coordinator, Cat Welfare team, Branch Development Manager and Vet team to ensure that CP cat care policies, procedures and standards are applied in branch
  • Support fosterers to follow Cats Protection cat welfare policies and procedures
  • Acting as the main point of contact within the branch for cat welfare and ensuring that welfare updates are shared and implemented effectively
  • Supporting the branch by ensuring that accurate and up to date records of all cats helped are maintained, using specified Cats Protection systems
  • Attending relevant Cats Protection volunteer training sessions and encouraging other volunteers to do likewise
  • With the other volunteers, recruit, induct and support all branch fosterers and cat care volunteers using Cats Protection processes
  • Represent the branch at relevant meetings
  • Play an active part in the branch committee, being part of the branch team leading on cat adoption information and updates
  • Collaborating with the Cats Protection Cat Adoption Team Leader to ensure the highest standards of cat care are applied in line with Cats Protection policy and procedures

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by leading and supporting other volunteers in direct cat care roles. You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

We’re looking for someone with

  • A willingness to follow Cats Protection policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge and experience of cat welfare
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to engage with people on all levels, to build strong and effective relationships
  • A willingness to develop themselves and others and to update knowledge and skills as necessary
  • Good administration and organisational skills
  • Basic IT skills to use Cats Protection systems - training and support can be provided
  • The ability to handle sensitive issues with objectivity and pragmatism
  • Committee volunteers need to be aged 18+

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