Rehoming Centre Manager (Live-In)

c.£40,000 per year + benefits
RC Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury
Job Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Friday 1 December 2023

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.

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. 

Why Dogs Trust?

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

What does this role involve?

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.

What else do I need to know?

The Manager shares on-call duties with other members of the management team and needs to have a full, clean manual driving licence. This role comes with the opportunity to live in onsite accommodation.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.

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.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there's anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at We're here to support you every step of the way.

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