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Online Sales and Business Coordinator

Closing Date: 17th November 2019

Oak Tree Animals Charity has been helping small animals and horses for over 100 hundred years. During that time the care we have shown to animals has not changed. However, as a standalone, self-supporting charity the challenges we face in raising funds to deliver our primary objectives have changed over time.   

To raise funds we now operate charity shops, a highly regarded tea-room, a retail outlet and a small third party commercial property arm. We also recognise the commercial contribution to be achieved through the effective management of online sales and that this is an area which we wish to grow.

We are looking to appoint a new colleague to our team. The post holder will report to the General Manager and will be responsible for designing and delivering our Retail Strategy as well as optimising the strength of the online Market Place for the Charity.

The post holder will be an accomplished team player with the ability to design and deliver bespoke commercial decisions; Able to sell their initial concept through their well-developed communications skills, using both IT presentational skills and a persuasive and compelling use of language via face to face meetings. They must be astute and able to discriminate good ideas from commercially great ideas. A vision on how our online market can be developed is essential.

This is not a job for dreamers. It is a career opportunity for an ambitious individual with the drive and self-confidence to make things happen.

If you have the vision we will give you the opportunity to achieve your goal.  

To apply please complete our application form and email it, with covering letter to hr@oaktreeanimals.org.uk

Closing Date:17th November 2019

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Animal Caseworker/ Rehomer

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity voted “Best Place to Work 2019” by Carlisle Living Magazine.

Following internal career development Oak Tree Animals’ Charity has a rare opportunity within our Small Animals Team for two Caseworkers/Rehomers working in a small team dedicated to the care, socialisation and re-homing of cats and dogs to suitable homes.

The post holders will be responsible for feeding, cleaning and exercising designated animals as well as transporting them to the vet as required and for arranging and undertaking home visits with reference to their rehoming and general health care matters.

The posts call for well-developed team working skills, highly professional standards of professional and personal behaviour and the ability to set and achieve complex and often conflicting objectives. To achieve these tasks you must be a competent and effective communicator well able to deal with clients of the Charity and visitors to our site at Wetheral Shields. You must also be comfortable with the use of IT data bases to ensure efficient administration of records, welfare issues and rehoming procedures.  

The role is offered at a basic rate of £8.21 per hour worked over 32 hours over a four days from seven rota (including week-ends and Bank Holidays). Paid holiday entitlement and a paid sick pay scheme are in operation. We are committed to internal training development and promotion policies and view all roles within the Charity as careers.

Apply by completing the on-line application form and send it together with a covering letter explaining why you are the person we are seeking to hr@oaktreeanimals.org.uk   

The closing date is 24th November, 2019.

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