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Senior Rehoming and Welfare Assistant

Cats Protection

Location: Glasgow

Salary: Up to £24,055 per annum plus excellent benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

How to Apply: Apply via website

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to animal welfare to join us as a Senior Rehoming and Welfare Assistant at our thriving Glasgow and Scotland Cat Centre sites.

You will join us on a fixed term contract until 31st July 2025, working 35 hours per week to include some weekends. In return, as our Senior Rehoming and Welfare Assistant you will receive a salary of up to £24,055 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Alternate weekends and bank holidays included in the rota. Hours are 8.30am-4.30pm with a 1 hour unpaid break for lunch.

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. 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 Senior Rehoming and Welfare Assistant:

As a Senior 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 supporting the Centre and Deputy Manager in the day to day running of the Centre. You’ll provide support and supervision to employees and volunteers to meet day to day operational requirements and maintain cat care standards, as well as present a professional and friendly image with customers and visitors.

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

  • A full, manual driving license is essential as some driving of centre vans is required
  • Proven experience of working in animal care
  • An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills
  • A strong, flexible team player
  • Friendly and approachable with a positive upbeat attitude
  • Team leader or supervisory experience is essential

What we can offer you:

  • Salary of up to £24,055 per annum
  • 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.


Closing date: 19 July 2024

Interview date: 26 July 2024

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.

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