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To support our Seven Day Opening we are seeking to identify two Receptionists to cover for our regular team on an adhoc basis. The working pattern will entail shifts of 8 hours which will include some week-ends.

Following training the duties will include;

Opening and closing the Charity, dealing with personal, telephone and IT based enquiries. Liaison with visitors including the general public, sales staff, and community based groups, and supporting both volunteers and trustees.

  • The management of Equine and Small Animal appointments and dealing with the administration of re-homing issues and community based initiatives.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Working across a range of functions together with booking appointments for the Equine and Small Animals Teams.
  • Preparing forms and files prior to rehoming visits. Ensuring that post re-homing checks are undertaken.
  • To assist in reconciling visitors against the Visitor’s Book during real or practice emergencies.

Applicants must be confident in dealing with animals and must have well developed interpersonal skills.

This post would be ideal for a Receptionist with experience of the administration of animal welfare ideally gained from working in a vet’s practice looking for occasional casual contract work and able to provide cover at short notice.

The post offers an attractive hourly rate and discounted meals and products plus excellent working conditions within a friendly and dedicated team.

The closing date for applicants is 30th August, 2019.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV to;

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Operations Manager

Oak Tree Animals Charity is a registered charity offering rehoming, community animal welfare and education services in Cumbria and Southern Scotland.

As part of our planned development we have created a new position, reporting to the General Manager, responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic policy initiatives in areas such as charity shops, retail, commercial activities and volunteering. The post holder will also be expected to work closely with the charity’s small animal, equine and community engagement teams. They will lead the charity’s trading activities including the design of sales strategy and profit levels together with developing corporate partnerships. They will also monitor the charity’s operations in terms of animal welfare, community engagement and education, working on projects to maximise the impact of our work.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to corporate strategy outside of their and ensure that all proposals are linked to the charity’s core values and vision and able to withstand financial challenge. This is a complex opportunity which requires both sound judgement and acute interpersonal skills. It will appeal to individuals who aspire to lead an animal charity and who have the skills, drive and ambition to attain their goal.

To apply for this post applicants should be effective leaders, comfortable with managing complex problems to successful conclusions. You will be an accomplished communicator, academically strong with an enquiring intellect and self-motivated. You will, ideally, have a background in the animal welfare sector but essentially you must have the vision and desire to shape the future of our charity.

To apply please complete our online application form at and a covering letter together to:  

The closing date is 30th August 2019.     

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