Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch


Are you passionate about animals?

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RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch are self-funded and the income from our charity shops helps us to run our Animal Centre and support animals in the local area.


Are you an inspirational, experienced fundraiser who would like to make a real difference to animal welfare?  We are offering a fantastic opportunity in this newly created post to a resourceful fundraiser with a proven track record.

Hours: 35 hours, flexible working with some evening and weekend work

Location: Oldham & Bury Areas

Salary Band: £22,000-£25,000 (dependent on experience) plus performance related bonus and car allowance.

Who we are

RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District Branch is a separately registered charity responsible for raising our own income, a challenge made harder by the common misconception that branches are funded by the National Society. At our Oldham animal centre we rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs, the majority of whom are from the RSPCA Inspectorate. In addition, we offer advice, microchipping, neutering and subsidised treatments to animals owned by qualifying members of the public.

As well as maintaining our existing operations, the branch has ambitious plans to grow and develop, including the provision of additional services from our animal centre and the development of more community outreach and education projects.

Who we are looking for

This new post is an exciting opportunity to really make your mark and develop and grow our fundraising activity. You’ll be passionate about improving the lives of animals and helping prevent cruelty and neglect. Experience of a range of fundraising techniques is essential, as will be the ability to effectively recruit, manage and inspire volunteers and maximise the use of social media platforms.

You’ll be a committed, creative and organised person, able to work on your own initiative and prioritise effectively and in return you will be supported by our Operations Director and Trustees and encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge within the role. If you are looking for a challenge and a chance to genuinely help support animals in need this could be the role for you.

 What we are offering

  • An attractive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Attractive working environment or home working 

How to apply

Fundraiser Job Description 2018

Fundraiser Person Specification 2018

HR1 Application Form pdf

Please note only candidates who complete an application form will be considered. Regrettably due to limited resources we cannot contact unsuccessful candidates.

We are currently looking for a Shop Manager for our Oldham shop

You will need to have previous management experience.  Retail experience would be an advantage.  Previous charity shop experience is not necessary.

This is a very rewarding role, having autonomy to drive the sales in your shop whilst managing a team of volunteers – all for a great cause

35 hours per week

9-5 working hours with alternate weekends off*

Salary range £14560 – £16380

Shop Manager Job Description 2018

To apply please send CV and covering letter to

Closing date:    Friday 30th November 2018


“I have been a shop Manager for over 5 years for the Branch and I love it. We get to make a real difference to the animals in our local area. There is a network of support throughout the Branch, but you have the opportunity to be creative within your shop, making the changes needed to raise the funds for such a good cause. It’s nice to see where the money goes to and to be part of such a passionate team.”

We are currently looking for weekend Animal Care Assistant 

You will need to have previous experience of caring for animals in a rehoming environment and some knowledge of animal related health issues. We will expect any candidates for the full time position to have a full valid manual UK driving license in order to drive the centre van.

You can make a real difference to the lives of the animals that come into our care, working to rehabilitate and finding forever homes for hundreds of animals each year.

14 hours per week across Saturday and Sunday

Animal Care Assistant Job Description – Weekend

HR1 Application Form pdf

To apply please send a completed application form (please see above) to

Closing date:    Oldham Friday 30th November

Shop Volunteers

Our shops are always in need of any help you can offer. We have 12 shops across the Bury, Oldham and Tameside areas. If you are interested in volunteering in one of our shops please contact them directly, you can find all of their contact information under the ‘shops’ tab. Alternatively email for an application form.

Our Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Shaw and Springhead shops are in great need of some help, if you would be interested please don’t hesitate to contact them or call in to speak to the Shop Managers.