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Volunteer Trustee with broad range of professional skills to join Board of local animal welfare charity

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch


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Help make East Lancashire a better place for animals  - become a Trustee of the RSPCA Lancashire East Branch to make a real difference    


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Accrington, BB5 6NN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Are you passionate about animals and their welfare?  Do you want to give rescued animals another chance in life? Do you have professional skills in accountancy, business management, community engagement, education, information technology, marketing, project and people management, retail or the veterinary sciences?  Do you live in or near East Lancashire?

The RSPCA Lancashire East Branch (the Branch) is seeking to appoint a minimum of five new Trustees to help re-form and re-launch the Trustee Board to steer the charity forward at a very exciting time. What Does The Branch Do? The Branch area covers East Lancashire, the Ribble Valley and the surrounding area. We operate the RSPCA Altham animal centre, just outside Accrington, which rehabilitates and rehomes dogs, cats and rabbits rescued by the RSPCA Inspectorate. The animal welfare services that we offer include:

support and assistance to the RSPCA Inspectorate officers working within the local area rehabilitation and rehoming of animals rescued from cruelty or neglect

To enable our Branch to offer these services, the Branch not only operates a charity shop in Burnley, but also undertakes a number of fundraising activities. Future Plans Our plans for the next few years include the need to:

better engage with the local community to increase support and help pet owners make informed, responsible choices about pet ownership whilst promoting the joy and reward of adopting a rescued animal build on opportunities for our dedicated staff & volunteer team to develop their skills and deliver positive, proactive rehabilitation and rehoming opportunities whether in the animal centre or home environment develop our facilities and help the charity deliver new sustainable services which benefit both animals and communities alike

But we can only do this with a new, local Trustee Board committed to the area and developing services that support the vital work of the RSPCA inspectorate by rehabilitating and rehoming animals at risk.  

What are we looking for?

What Are We Looking For? We want the Trustees to be drawn from all social and cultural backgrounds so the Board truly reflects and representative the local community, in particular we are wanting people with experience and skills in any of the following areas:

communications finance fundraising human resources marketing (including social media and websites) project management  and/or general business experience

It is hoped to recruit at least five local Trustees to work alongside the existing Board for the next year before taking on the leadership and governance of the Branch following the next AGM (June 2024).  

What difference will you make?

As a member of the Board you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future growth and development of the charity as we seek to  re-form and re-launch a local Trustee Board to steer the charity forward at a very exciting time. The professional skills, knowledge and experience you bring will help us grow the charity as we seek to develop sustainable animal welfare services and shape the longer-term strategic direction of the charity.


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