Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Charity registered in Scotland SC006914

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH) is Scotland’s oldest independent dog and cat rescue organisation and it cares for almost 1,000 dogs and 300 cats every year.  To support its charitable work, it also provides boarding facilities and last year looked after almost 3,000 boarding animals.  The Home is a well-established part of Edinburgh’s history and is a highly respected organisation.  It is also one of the founder members of The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes.


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Top job! Trustee - Fundraising

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven for dogs and cats since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. The Home benefits from skills and experience of our 60+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving experts and enthusiastic new talent. Our small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.

With experienced staff team in place and recently appointed new members of the board, the organisation is currently seeking to appoint a trustee with previous experience in fundraising/capital appeals.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has an understanding of charity or similar corporate governance to join our Board of Trustees; to support the leadership of the charity, drive forward the organisational strategy and bring a solid networking background that can help our aims.

What you will bring

· A proven track record in delivering strategic plans.

· Strong communication and influencing skills at a senior level

· Excellent networking, collaboration and engagement skills

· An in-depth understanding of the regulations impacting charities, governance and conduct

· A forward thinking approach and comfortable working with financials

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Receptionist (part time)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2019

We are looking to recruit an experienced and reliable person to join our reception team.

You will play a vital role in the daily operations of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. As our customers’ first point of contact you will be expected to deliver a service which is friendly, welcoming, and informative both in person and on our busy phone lines. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are key to success in the role.

The right applicant will be someone who can complete tasks thoroughly and effectively ensuring a high quality of work in a busy environment with frequent distractions. An ability to multi-task various projects and assignments while also serving customers and answering calls is essential. We are looking for a pro-active individual with strong administration and computer skills and a “can do” attitude.

It is vital that you can respect the confidentiality of our customers and can use your judgment in difficult situations. An understanding and awareness of rehoming centres and general animal welfare is advantageous, a desire to learn is essential.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2019

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.

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Kennel Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,720 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2019

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is seeking passionate individuals with a commitment to animal welfare to join our busy team. We are looking for 2 part time posts, 1 permanent position and 1 maternity cover.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven to stray animals since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. The Home benefits from skills and experience of our 50+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving kennel and cattery experts and enthusiastic new talent. Our small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.

As a Kennel Assistant you'll work to the Home's code of practice and Health and Safety guidelines, to provide exemplary daily care for the dogs and cats and educate potential new owners and the general public in the care and welfare of their animals, establishing excellent customer relations for the centre.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to show empathy to both people and animals. A strong team player, you'll have lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude. Experienced in working with or handling animals you'll be knowledgeable in basic behaviour and health issues and above all committed to the aims and objectives of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

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