Rehoming Centre Manager (Live-out)

Salary
Competitive + benefits
Location
RC Darlington, Darlington
Job Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
40
Closing Date
Sunday 3 October 2021

We are looking for an experienced manager with an understanding of dog welfare to lead and motivate our team of staff in our Rehoming Centre.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

Responsible for all aspects of the centre, including state of the art rehabilitation, training and veterinary facilities, the Rehoming Centre Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient daily management of the Rehoming Centre, ensuring excellent standards of dog welfare and customer service and whilst ensuring it operates within Dogs Trust's codes of practice and Health and Safety guidelines. The Manager will lead, develop and manage a dedicated team of staff to care for and find suitable homes for dogs, working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

To be successful in this role you will need significant experience of managing and supervising staff teamed with a passion for animal welfare and a knowledge of health and safety requirements. Possessing excellent communication and influencing skills you'll have the ability to handle challenging situations sensitively, always putting our dogs and customers at the heart of everything you do. You will be a team player, professional and sympathetic, and able to find innovative solutions to problems. You'll also have experience of managing a budget and controlling expenditure within agreed budgetary limits. The Manager shares on-call duties with other members of the management team and needs to have a full, clean manual driving licence.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button.

Please ensure that as well as attaching your CV, you also include a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this role, the relevant experience that you can bring, and why you wish to work for Dogs Trust.

At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us on jobs@dogstrust.org.uk.