Animal Welfare Senior Operations Manager

Cats Protection

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    All Locations
  • Salary
    £49,541.39
  • Closing Date
    27 January 2021
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Job title: Animal Welfare Senior Operations Manager
Salary: Up to £49,541.39 plus excellent benefits
Location: Homebased
Job type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: End of Q3 2021
Hours per week: 35
Closing date: 27 January 2021
Virtual Interview date: w/c 08 February 2021

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2019 we helped around 191,000 cats and kittens, an average of 520 per day.

Like all organisations, at Cats Protection we have had to change the way we operate to ensure that we continue to be there for cats throughout the COVID pandemic whilst keeping our people safe.

We are now looking to recruit three senior operations managers on a fixed term basis, to help consolidate this new way of working whilst we assess our longer term needs and future strategy. These senior roles will bring greater resilience and agility to our team, whilst also creating the capacity for continuous improvement and innovation in our operations.

These field operations roles will be home based and take on day to day responsibility for the safe and effective operation and governance of our network of 35 centres and nearly 200 volunteer led branches across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Traditionally the scope of our field based team has been defined by geography, but with travel currently restricted that is not a consideration at this time. Wherever you are located, you will lead a team of managers remotely based across all corners of the United Kingdom, ensuring they effectively manage their teams enabling us to have the greatest positive impact for cats.

With a focus on collaboration, underpinned by excellent interpersonal skills, developed within large (ideally national scale) organisations, you will have a track record of effectively leading large complex teams of both employees and volunteers remotely. You will be comfortable and confident in leading innovation in a rapidly changing environment, based on your sound understanding of the current challenges of the UK animal welfare sector.

In addition to your day to day management responsibilities there will be the opportunity to lead a cross directorate specialism with a more strategic focus. Specialisms will be allocated post recruitment and include, a focus on our operational approach in the devolved nations of the UK, cat welfare, and operational change and innovation.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY ONLINE button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and answer screening questions – including explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.

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