Recruitment Officer

Role Title: - Recruitment Volunteer

Role Purpose: - Cats Protection’s volunteers carry out the majority of its welfare, fundraising and education activities and each group relies on a steady stream of willing volunteers to support the charity in meeting the needs of the cats in its local area. This role aims to help the group to promote awareness of its volunteer opportunities and to recruit sufficient volunteers to meet its needs.

Role Summary: -   The Recruitment Volunteer will work with a wide variety of local people and organisations to promote awareness of local volunteering opportunities with Cats Protection. They will be responsible for meeting with potential volunteers and matching them with suitable opportunities. They will also work with other group members in identifying volunteering opportunities and help new volunteers to settle in to their roles.


Knowledge Required: - Good communication skills, administrative skills and IT skills together with a knowledge or experience of volunteering and/or recruitment are needed for this role.  An enthusiastic and outgoing personality will be an asset, as duties involve liaising with a wide variety of people and developing their enthusiasm for the charity.  Experience of interviewing people, either formally or informally and an ability to put people at ease would be useful.

Support and

Training Provided: - Recruitment materials are developed and produced by the charity. There is an email networking group with other Recruitment Volunteers. Centrally, the Branch Support Unit can assist with large recruitment initiatives and CatNav (CP’s extranet website) provides a resource for sharing and developing recruitment ideas and techniques.

Time Commitment: - This is a flexible role but a commitment of 2 – 4 hours per week would not be unusual. It is likely that there would be busier periods at times where the group has a large number of vacancies to fill. We actively promote role sharing and this role could easily be split between two volunteers.