Community Neutering Assistant

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11 May 2021
Cats Protection
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £20,841.18
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Job Description

Due to the continued growth within Community Neutering, an opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Community Neutering Assistant to join the successful team, covering the Luton area. You will join us working 35 hours per week and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £20,841.18 per annum plus excellent benefits.

A branded Cats Protection van will be provided due to it being a requirement of the role. The van is an integral part of building good community relations and high visibility in the area you will be working. Its also used for transporting cats to centres, local vets, carrying traps, resources for community events etc. A car allowance is not an option due to the reasons mentioned above. You will need to have a full UK driving licence.

Cats Protection is the UKs leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2019 we helped around 191,000 cats and kittens, an average of more than 520 per day.

Community neutering makes a real difference to the cats and kittens helping them to lead happier and healthier lives. Our subsidised neutering campaigns provide financial assistance to much loved pets as well as strays and ferals who are not lucky enough to have an owner to care for them. All of our projects have human behaviour change principles embedded within them and this is an important measurement of our work. The Community Neutering Assistant role is incredibly important within our Neutering team and you will be helping us fulfil one of the charity's main objectives.

Responsibilities of our Community Neutering Assistant:

As a Community Neutering Assistant you will be supporting our Community Neutering Officers to deliver and facilitate our regional neutering projects and initiatives to local communities. You will be making a real difference to the cats and kittens, enabling them to lead happier and healthier lives. You will be assisting with the trapping, neutering and transporting of feral cats, helping recruit and support volunteers, working with stakeholders and facilitating collaboration. All of our projects have human behaviour change principles embedded within them and this is an important measurement of our work.

What were looking for in our Community Neutering Assistant:

the ability to engage with diverse communities at all levels both face to face and via social media

experience of working within communities or social enterprises and supporting relationships with different types of community groups

excellent organisational and communication skills with a positive and flexible approach

passionate about cat welfare, the charity and what we do as well as wanting the very best for cats and kittens across the UK

a full UK driving licence.

What we can offer you:

salary of up to £20,841.18 per annum plus excellent benefits

generous annual leave entitlement

contribution pension scheme

life assurance scheme

range of health benefits

Employee Assistance Programme

and more

Join us as our Community Neutering Assistant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.

Virtual interview date: w/c 24 May 2021

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.