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RSPCA North Teeside & District Branch


Posted over 30 days ago...

Do you have an animal welfare background? Volunteer and pass on your expertise, help promote kindness and prevent animal cruelty. You will be able to influence how we do things and with your support, we will achieve so much more!


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Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0NE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Primary responsibilities of the Branch Trustee – Animal Welfare Lead

Act as branch specialist to compliant animal welfare across the branch. Act as lead of animal welfare for the branch dealing with enquiries mail/phone. Creation and maintenance of any branch specific animal welfare standards. Ensure branch trustees are kept informed of any events of note, including requests for extraordinary expenditure or decisions as and when they happen. Lead and organise animal welfare branch sub-committee. Provide written animal welfare report for every branch meeting. Maintain control of all veterinary and other animal services provided to the branch. Maintain control of animal welfare vouchering schemes. Creation and contribution to the animal welfare promotional materials. Act as second reviewer for adopters and fosterers. Act as main contact for RSPCA Inspectors, vets, boarding facilities. Creation and contributor to branch communications. Compliance with Data Protection Act 2018. Submission of the RSPCA Reports as required.

Core Branch Trustee responsibilities:

Appreciate and support the aims and policies of the RSPCA. Work in conjunction with fellow trustees and branch officers and jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the branch and the RSPCA. Work with national RSPCA staff to ensure that the branch meets all minimum animal welfare standards (MAWS). In conjunction with your fellow trustees and Branch Partnership Manager write, adopt, monitor, and review a development plan setting out the short and long term aims of your branch. Actively participate in branch committee meetings and to attend the branch annual general meeting and regional conference. Be aware of the outcome of regional board meetings and support regional initiatives. Actively promote and advertise the society in an ongoing programme to recruit new branch trustees and volunteers and welcome new members. In conjunction with your fellow trustees, ensure the proper management and control of all activities and decisions relating to any premises held or staff employed by the branch if applicable.

What are we looking for?

We are specifically looking for individuals with a specialism in animal welfare, for example, those with experience in, animal rescue, animal care, the veterinary industry, veterinary nursing, or as an animal behaviourist. Using this expertise as well as other skills, as a Branch Trustee, you will influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals and drive the implementation of key initiatives. We are committed to creating a Board which is representative of our society and in particular, our community and surrounding areas so encourage people from any background to apply for any of our opportunities. Above all, we are looking for someone who is committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives, shares our passion for and knowledge of animal welfare, and who can put ideas into action.

What difference will you make?

You will be able to shape and continuously improve the animal welfare offering in the local area, improving the lives of animals and achieving the RSPCA's main goals and objectives. 


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