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Section Manager – Dogs

Woodgreen, Pets Charity

Location: Godmanchester

Salary: The starting salary for this position will be £33,718 - £41,210 per annum, depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Closing Date: 10th November 2023

How to Apply: Please submit a CV and Covering Letter via our recruitment portal below;

Our vision is for every pet to have a home where they are loved, well cared for and enjoy positive relationships with their owners.

Since 1924, Woodgreen has been on an amazing journey that’s seen us grow and evolve in many ways. And over the last decade, changes in society have called upon us to adapt further. Like many of our four-legged friends, you could say we’ve never taken our eye off the ball. We’re committed to always providing pets and their people with the very best support, and that’s why we launched our five-year plan in 2020. We are in an exciting period of growth and transformation and to support this ambition we are seeking to recruit an experienced, inspiring manager to take responsibility for our dog team providing supportive and assisted rehoming for pets in crisis.

Managing a team of approximately 35 full and part time staff alongside around 50 volunteers you will lead the team in providing a proactive and effective pet journey to ensure the care, medical and behavioural needs of the 50 – 100 dogs in our care are met as well as providing support to get them efficiently into successful new homes.

The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity will need significant experience of managing a large team focussed on achieving results, as well as proven knowledge of dog welfare. You will be accountable for the overall management of the team of employees, volunteers and dogs in a fast-paced environment working under pressure prioritising an ever-changing workload. Possessing excellent communication and influencing skills you’ll have the ability to handle challenging situations sensitively always putting dogs and customers at the heart of everything you do.

Reporting to the Head of Intake & Rehoming, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to Woodgreen, our customers & supporters and the animals that we care for.

The starting salary for this position will be £33,718 - £41,210 per annum, depending on experience. In addition, the successful candidate will benefit from;

  • 36 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) rising by 1 day each year to 40 days after five years
  • One day per week working hybridly from home.
  • Up to 8% employer pension contributions
  • Support towards healthcare costs (cashplan)
  • Free access to Headspace

This vacancy may close earlier should we receive high volumes of applications. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date.