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Stokenchurch Dog Rescue


Posted over 30 days ago...

Stokenchurch Dog Rescue is looking to recruit voluntary trustees to join the Board of our small independent charity, which has been rescuing, caring for and rehoming abandoned dogs for over 60 years.


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Stokenchurch, HP14 3TD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Do you have sufficient spare time to help a great cause. Stokenchurch Dog Rescue (SDR) would love to hear from you if you are available to get involved and have useful skills to offer.  We are especially interested if you have skills and experience in the following areas: -  - Employment policies and practices - Communications - Veterinary care This is a rewarding opportunity to use your skills and experience to benefit the welfare of dogs and the people whose lives they enrich. As well as exercising your statutory duties and using your expertise to influence how we do things you will need to attend monthly evening Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as well as occasional ad-hoc meetings. You will also have the opportunity to engage in project and fundraising work from time to time either with fellow trustees, employees and/ or volunteers. Trustees will need to be able to visit the site as required. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for: -

relevant experience and if you have experience of charity governance as a trustee all to the better a commitment to the SDR’s core purpose, its values and ethics as well as an enthusiasm to devote the necessary time and effort good communication skills a team-orientated approach to problem-solving and management an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship a willingness to treat all members of the SDR family with respect a commitment to maintain confidentiality, disclose any conflicts of interest and abide by professional standards and conduct

What difference will you make?

As a trustee, you will be able to donate your skills, time and attention to our worthwhile and rewarding cause. In return, we can offer the opportunity to be part of a small, friendly and committed team with a dedication and passion for its work and every dog that arrives in need of care and a brighter future. Our key role is to rescue and rehome unwanted dogs and in so doing SDR provides a key community service that is supported and valued by people, be they new adoptees who will know the pleasure of owning a loyal pet or the many supporters. We have an active volunteer support group that we value greatly. These are people from the community and outlying districts that help us in so many ways, for example by dog walking, socialising dogs, fostering, cleaning kennels, gardening, and helping in reception. Our volunteers are our loyal and committed lifeblood and we are delighted, in turn, to be a source of friendship, companionship, education, and the vital confidence booster that comes with the chance to learn new skills, as well as the potential for health, fitness and that all-important stress relief of being physically and mentally active, outdoors and around animals.


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