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Volunteer Cat Welfare Team Leader

13 June 2022

The Branch is looking for a volunteer Cat Welfare Team Leader.

This involves: 

1. Co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting Fosterers, ensuring they follow Cats Protection cat welfare policies and procedures, providing guidance and advice when needed and helping to make sure Fosterers are happy and confident.

2. Volunteering alongside colleagues such as the Branch Co-ordinator, Cat Adoption Team Leader, Treasurer, Neutering Officer, Lost and Found Officer, Area Branch Development Manager, Cat Welfare Team and Veterinary Team to ensure the highest standards of cat care are applied within the Branch in line with Cats Protection policies and procedures.

3. Acting as the main point of contact within the Branch for cat welfare and ensuring that welfare updates are shared and implemented effectively.

4. Supporting the Branch by ensuring that accurate and up-to-date records of all cats helped are maintained using specific Cats Protection systems.

5. Undertaking relevant Cats Protection volunteer training, both online and face to face, and encouraging Fosterers to do likewise.

6. Attending relevant Branch meetings.

7. Playing an active part in the Branch Committee.

Please note, a full UK driving licence will be needed for this role.

The benefits of this role are that you will make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens, 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 need someone who is willing to follow Cats Protection policies and procedures, who possesses a basic knowledge of cat welfare, who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is able to engage with people on all levels, who is willing to develop themselves and others and to update knowledge and skills as necessary. Good administration and organisational skills are also required and the ability to handle sensitive issues with objectivity and pragmatism.

The time expectation of the role will vary depending on the number of Fosterers and cats in care, but you would normally spend between 10 to 12 hours per week on this role.

If you are interested in this very rewarding volunteer position, please contact the Branch by telephone on 01625 801 802 or by emailing enquiries@macclesfield.cats.org.uk

Thank you!