Borders Pet Rescue
Borders Pet Rescue

Charity registered in Scotland SC001583

We have been dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of domestic pets in the Scottish Borders since 1988. Our mission is twofold: to find suitable loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets and to promote responsible pet ownership through education and training. We are a registered Scottish charity and rely entirely on your generosity to support our work.

Current vacancies

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 19th February 2023

Join us! – Opportunities for new Charity Trustees at Borders Pet Rescue (Borders Animal Welfare Association)

Borders Pet Rescue (BPR) was established in 1988, as a small, registered, Scottish charity offering animal rescue, re-homing and the promotion of responsible pet ownership through education and training across the Scottish Borders and adjoining areas. Our Rescue Centre is located at Craigsford, in Earlston. Each year we are able to find new homes for over 200 dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and exotics. We rely on donations from the public, on some fundraising, and primarily on the income raised by the four Borders Pet Rescue Charity Shops, located in Galashiels, Kelso, Duns, and Hawick. Like all animal charities, BPR relies on the generosity of the animal loving public to support the work and could not survive without the dedication of its many friends and volunteers.

The charity is governed by Trustees. We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint additional Trustees who, ideally, have experience in the following areas:

o Retail Management

o Property/Asset/Estate Management

o Management of Volunteers

o Animal Welfare

That said, we also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant experience. Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including animal welfare, compliance with charity legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

This is an exciting time to be joining Borders Pet Rescue as a Trustee, as we will soon launch a newly-built kennel facility to help us respond to the ever-increasing demand from vulnerable animals. We also have ambitious plans for further development of our Rescue Centre, and an upcoming launch of both our new website and our online sales/purchase platform.

The principal responsibilities of a BPR Trustee include attending and actively participating in monthly Board meetings (held on a Monday evening, both virtually and face-to-face). Trustees bring their professional experience to help govern the charity, and Trustees actively participate in the charity’s activities, supporting volunteers, and undertaking fundraising, as well as being part of awareness-raising events. The time commitment required is a minimum of two days per month, including monthly Trustee meetings (of 2-3 hours per meeting). All Trustees are expected to share a passion and commitment to animal welfare. Please note that this is a voluntary role, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

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Business Administration Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,000 – £23,000
  • Initially BPR Rescue Centre, Earlston with possibility of working from home as we work to secure a new office-based setting.
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Borders Pet Rescue is a small but vital animal welfare charity in the Scottish Borders. Our Rescue Centre at Craigsford, Earlston is run by staff and 50 volunteers. The charity also has 4 shops in Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Duns, which are run by dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. These shops are the main source of regular income for the charity. Demand for our services has never been higher with an increasing number of animals coming into our care. Our charity has, therefore, embarked upon a period of growth and development and this new post has been created to support the development of our charity.

An experienced, well-motivated and organised Business Administration Manager is now sought to provide effective and efficient business support for a range of BPR activities covering administration, finance systems, governance, HR and, on occasion, reception duties.

Main purpose: To provide business support to the charity and our animal welfare and retail Teams through developing systems, administering, organising, processing information, and supporting colleagues to use systems, as appropriate.

This is a new role which is likely to evolve and may include other duties as required by the Board of Trustees.

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This vacancy has now closed

Charity Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Based in Earlston with some travelling to Duns, Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels. Claimable expenses.
  • Closing 10th October 2022

Borders Pet Rescue is a long-established animal welfare charity that cares for animals in need and finds them suitable loving new homes. We also work to encourage responsible pet ownership. Since becoming a registered charity 33 years ago we have re-homed thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and exotics throughout the Scottish Borders and beyond.

The Charity Manager will have the passion, drive and ability to support and develop our charity, having overall responsibility to manage the charity on behalf of the BPR Trustees and ensure that the 4 charity shops and Animal Rescue Centre work together.

The successful application will be supported by Trustees to implement our strategic plan, and play the lead role in communicating with and managing staff to ensure we work towards achieving our six objectives;

- Animal welfare

- Financially viability

- A successful retail offering

- Management of staff and volunteers

- Marketing, IT and communications

- Estates and facilities.

This is a new role which is likely to evolve and may include other duties as required by the Board of Trustees, not yet specified below.

Required: Full UK driving license

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This vacancy has now closed

HR Administrator (p/t)

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Based in Earlston with some travelling to Duns, Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels. Claimable expenses.
  • Closing 17th October 2022

Borders Pet Rescue is a small but vital animal welfare charity in the Scottish Borders that cares for animals in need and finds them suitable loving new homes. We also work to encourage responsible pet ownership.

Our Rescue Centre at Craigsford, Earlston is run by staff and 30 volunteers. The charity also has 4 shops in Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Duns, which are run by dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. These shops are the main source of regular income for the charity. Demand for our services has never been higher with an increasing number of animals coming into our care. Our charity has, therefore, embarked upon a period of growth and development and this new post has been created to support the development of our charity.

Reporting to the Charity Manager, an experienced, well-motivated and organised HR Administrator is now sought to provide effective and efficient business support for a range of BPR activities covering HR, administration and governance.

This is a new role which is likely to evolve and may include other duties as required by the Board of Trustees, not yet specified below.

Required: Full UK driving license

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This vacancy has now closed

Business Administrator (p/t)

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Based in Earlston with some travelling to Duns, Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels. Claimable expenses.
  • Closing 17th October 2022

Borders Pet Rescue is a small but vital animal welfare charity in the Scottish Borders. Our Rescue Centre at Craigsford, Earlston is run by staff and 30 volunteers. The charity also has 4 shops in Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Duns, which are run by dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. These shops are the main source of regular income for the charity. Demand for our services has never been higher with an increasing number of animals coming into our care. Our charity has, therefore, embarked upon a period of growth and development and this new post has been created to support the development of the charity.

Reporting to the Charity Manager, an experienced, well-motivated and organised Business Administrator is now sought to provide effective and efficient business support for a range of BPR activities covering finance, administration and IT systems.

This is a new role which is likely to evolve and may include other duties as required by the Board of Trustees, not yet specified below.

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