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Volunteer Coordinator

Working hours: 35 hours per week (including some Saturday’s for events if required)

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Closing date: Friday 19 April 2019 at 5pm

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved animal welfare organisations. Established in 1883, every year we rescue, reunite and rehome hundreds of lost, stray and abandoned dogs and cats in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond.

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced Volunteer Coordinator to join the organisation on a permanent basis. The Volunteer Coordinator will work across the organisation to coordinate and develop Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s volunteering programme. This involves volunteers in a range of duties including handling of animals within the operation, working in the shop and within fundraising events and forums. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train and support volunteers in a variety of roles across the organisation. Additionally, the Volunteer Coordinator will liaise with external organisations to promote the Home’s volunteering opportunities via a wide range of communication methods. Able to represent the organisation in all that they do both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in a Volunteer Coordinator position.  Will be someone that has strong communication skills, ability to effectively plan and organise own work load and coordinate other resource to meet deadlines. Excellent team working skills with an enthusiastic and positive approach to overcoming challenges and getting others involved in the volunteer programme. A high degree of personal motivation and a willingness to learn new skills, taking on challenges and undertake relevant training is essential.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form available on our website and send it to recruitment@edch.org.uk

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for an interview we will contact you within 2 weeks from the closing date.

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