Coordinator- Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket


‘Being Coordinator has helped me not only expand my knowledge and understanding of cats and their welfare but has enabled me to utilise and develop ‘people skills’ such as communication, teambuilding and motivation. I have also made some wonderful friends!’ Mary Wood, Cheltenham Branch.

How you will make a difference to cats and people:
n this multifaceted and rewarding role as a Co-ordinator of a Cats Protection volunteer group, you will be the driving force behind the work of your group in making a big difference to cats in your local area.

How volunteering for Cats Protection can make a big difference to you:
You will get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role
You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in your community and across the UK
You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline charity

What the role involves:
Supporting and managing all volunteer team leaders in the group
Maintaining good communications within the group, with other CP volunteers and groups, colleagues at NCC and other animal welfare groups
Working closely with the RDM in your region to strategically plan the groups activity
Ensuring the group promotes a positive and professional image of Cats Protection
Ensuring the group works within charity governance best practice and complies with law
Leading the group in adhering to Cats Protections policies, procedures and guidelines
Working with your team, your RDM and your NCC colleagues to develop and maintain financial sustainability for your group

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Skills and experience which are expected and/or can be developed in this role:
Strong interpersonal skills and people management experience is important for this role, previous experience of leading volunteers would be an advantage
Confidence and experience in ensuring best practice, standards, policies and guidelines are being met by others
Experience of using your leadership skills to bring out the best in your team
Good organisational skills
Ability to prioritise and delegate
Good communication skills, with individuals and groups at all levels
Patience and diplomacy
Ability to think and plan ahead
Good IT skills
Ability to see the ‘bigger picture’

Time expectation:
his is a crucial role in all our busy branches, adoption centres and volunteer groups; it is not unusual for our Co-ordinators to volunteer for more than 10-15 hours per week, this role could easily be shared by two or even three volunteers.

How we will support you:
ou will receive full training and support in your role. Your contact for this role will provide you with day to day support, guidance, direction and will work with others to ensure you have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. We also have Volunteering and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.

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Cats Protection is the UK's leading cat welfare charity, rescuing, rehoming and reuniting 46,000 cats and kittens every year, through our network of over 250 voluntary-run branches, 29 adoption centres and two homing centres.

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