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Rehoming and Welfare Assistant

Cats Protection

Location: North London

Salary: £12,659.57 per annum plus £2,043 London weighting and excellent benefits.

Hours: 21 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 20th November 2023

How to Apply: Apply via web link

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join us as a Rehoming and Welfare Assistant at our thriving North London site.

You will join us on a part time basis, working 21 hours per week on a rolling rota to include alternate weekends. In return, as our Rehoming and Welfare Assistant you will receive a salary of up to £12,659.57 per annum plus £2,043 London weighting and excellent benefits.

Since 1927, Cats Protection has helped thousands of cats each year, across the UK. As a community of volunteers, employees, supporters and partners, we’ve improved the lives of millions of cats and transformed the way millions of people see and care for cats.

Our adoption and homing centres care for thousands of cats each year until they are able to find a loving new home. In 2020 27,000 cats were rehomed,15,000 of these through our hand-free homing service, and 1,900 more reunited with their owners. This success would not be possible without our dedicated team of employees and volunteers. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our centres are the face of Cats Protection and we pride ourselves on our employees providing the very best in animal welfare and customer service.

Responsibilities of our Rehoming and Welfare Assistant:

As a Rehoming and Welfare Assistant, you will work to meet Cats Protections’ aims and values by providing first class care for the cats in our centres. You will be responsible for cleaning the sleeping quarters, feeding cats and taking care of specific individual needs. You will respond to enquiries from the general public, advise and educate potential new owners in the care and welfare of their cats.

What we’re looking for in our Rehoming and Welfare Assistant:

  • A full, manual driving license is essential
  • An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills
  • A strong, flexible team player
  • Lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude
  • Experience working with or handling cats is desirable

What we can offer you:

  • Salary of up to £12,659.57 per annum plus £2,043 London weighting
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contribution pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Range of health benefits including private healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme and more

Through our values and behaviours we help people see the world through cats’ eyes. Together we can make a difference.

Join us as our Rehoming and Welfare Assistant and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

In-person interview date: 05 December 2023

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note, applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Please email [email protected] if you require any adjustments to be made for you to complete your application or to participate in the recruitment journey.

We operate a bias-free application process in our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. To assess your application quickly, fairly and objectively, please fully complete the qualifications and work history sections of our online application form.

Redacted CVs may be accepted by exception.

We believe being an inclusive, diverse organisation – where we welcome diversity of thought, value individuals’ experience and can reach and partner all areas of society – is crucial if we’re to help more cats. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

There’s a place for everyone at Cats Protection and we encourage applications from talented people across all communities.

Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.