Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

Vacancies

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.

Retail Operations Manager

Are you an inspirational, experienced Retail Operations Manager who would like to make a real difference to animal welfare?  We are offering a fantastic opportunity to an innovative, motivational manager with commercial flair and a proven track record.

Our Vision:

RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District Branch rehabilitates and rehomes cats and dogs at our Oldham animal centre. In addition, we offer advice to the public plus microchipping, neutering and subsidised treatments to local animals.

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.

We are 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.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an exceptional person to manage and develop our retail operation of 12 charity shops which generate an annual turnover of c£850,000. This income is essential to fund our work at our animal centre and we plan to increase it to over £1million by next year.  You will be supported in running the shop network by around 30 paid employees and 145 volunteers.

You’ll be a committed, creative and organised person, a skilled communicator able to work on your own initiative and prioritise effectively. You will have a flair for commerce and be able to inspire your teams of paid staff and volunteers to provide exceptional customer service and increase and maximise retail profits. This is a demanding and hugely rewarding role and 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
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply

Please email a completed application form to office@rspcaburyandoldham.org.uk.

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

Retail Operations Manager Job Description 2019

HR1 Application Form pdf

Closing Date:  28th February 2019

Shop Managers-Bury and Oldham areas

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

Hours: 35 hours per week, 9-5 working hours with alternate weekends off*

Salary range: £14560 – £16380

25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to office@rspcaburyandoldham.org.uk

Shop Manager Job Description 2018

Fundraiser

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.

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 office@rspcaburyandoldham.org.uk 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.