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Branch Support Specialist Midlands & North

Job title: Branch Support Specialist 

Location: Home Worker (must reside in the North and West Midlands area)
Salary: £25,634.64 - £27,096.12 per annunm + homeworkers allowance 
Hours: 35 hours  
Closing date: Friday 23 October 2015
The RSPCA, the world’s largest and oldest animal welfare organisation, is looking for a Branch Support Specialist to work with RSPCA branches across the North and West Midlands area.  
The post holder will provide a wide range of general advice and support to branches in their allocated area; but will also have specialist knowledge and experience (ideally in the areas of retail and/or finance and/or social media & websites and/or animal welfare) which may be of value to these and other branches in the region.  
The role will involve considerable travel, as well as regular evening and weekend duties.  The Society will provide a vehicle.
The main responsibilities of the post include: 
  • supporting RSPCA branches (all of which are separately registered charities) in the allocated area and, on occasion, across the Wales & North Region
  • assisting branches in prioritising support for inspectorate animals
  • providing support and advice in the four priority areas of animal rehoming, welfare neutering, welfare micro-chipping and welfare assistance.
  • advising on recruitment and retention of volunteers
  • advising on general income generation, fundraising activities, charity shop management and development
  • assisting branches with the creation and monitoring of their branch business plans
  • advising on planning, preparation and management of budgets to ensure prudent use of finances in support of animal welfare work
  • to be the link between the National Society and branches, ensuring adherence to charity law, branch rules and Society policies and procedures
The successful applicant should have: 
  • strong IT communications and business administration skills
  • fundraising experience 
  • experience of managing people and resources
  • ability to work alone, and motivate and influence others
  • good communication skills
  • good time management skills
An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page.   We do not accept CVs.
Please quote the following job reference number on your application:  BSS 695 
Please send your completed application form to: Coralie Farren, National Welfare Manager, Wales – RSPCA, 44 High Street, Welshpool, SY21 7JQ or via email to: by the closing date of: Friday, 23rd October, 2015.
As a charity we are unable to acknowledge every application therefore if you do not hear anything further within four weeks of the closing date (i.e.  Friday, 20th November, 2015) then you have not been short-listed for interview.
The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and an employee assistance programme. 
Registered charity in England and Wales, number 219099
 We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.


How to apply..

1. Download a detailed job description and application form from the downloads area below.

2. Please send your completed application to the address on the application form quoting the reference number on the front of the envelope.

3. Completed application forms only will be accepted, which must be received by the closing date.

4. Please note that as a charity, in order to contain costs, we are unable to acknowledge individual applications.

5. If you have not received a letter within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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