Cat Adoption Team Leader Volunteer - Dewsbury, Wakefield & District Branch

Location
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Salary
Voluntary - unpaid
Posted
24 May 2022
Closes
24 Aug 2022
Interests
Animal
Hours per month
Over 40 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

A bit about this role

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. Life in a rescue environment is never ideal for any cat compared to a loving home. Our Cat Adoption Team Leaders support cat homing and as part of this they may lead a team of volunteer home visitors who collectively play an important part in matching our feline friends with their new families. Our Cat Adoption Team Leaders support their team of volunteers in all aspects of their roles, making sure our volunteers are happy, confident and supported.

 

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Acting as the main point of contact within the branch for cat adoption enquiries via email / telephone and social media
  • Supporting the adoption process through either homefinder questionnaires or a small team of home visitors
  • Liaising closely with other branch volunteers to ensure information on cats being helped is correct and up to date
  • Following up on any post-adoption queries
  • Play an active part in the branch committee, being part of the branch team leading on cat adoption information and updates
  • Collaborating with the Cat Welfare 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 a wider team of volunteers in cat adoption roles. You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and you will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

 

We’re looking for someone with

  • Good knowledge of cats and cat welfare
  • An appreciation of suitable homing environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good record keeping and administration skills
  • Basic IT skills to use Cats Protection systems - training and support can be provided
  • Patience and the ability to handle sensitive situations with objectivity and pragmatism
  • Willingness to be part of a team
  • A positive, open approach with the ability to bring out the best in others
  • Committee volunteers need to be aged 18+

 

Time expectation

The Cat Adoption Team Leader role is vital within our busy volunteer branches and centres. Our current volunteers spend around 10 to 12 hours per week in this flexible role, which can be shared by more than one volunteer if required.

 

Support, guidance and keeping you safe

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. We provide support and guidance from our National Cat Centre and through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We offer engaging online and face-to-face training, expenses and have policies and processes to help volunteers get the most out of their time with us.

The wellbeing of our people is important and at Cats Protection we are committed to safeguarding children, adults at risk and all those that we come into contact with as part of our activities.

 

Thank you for joining us and sharing in this commitment and for everything you will do during your time with Cats Protection.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs