Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Charity registered in Scotland SC006914

Charity registered in Scotland: SC006914 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, rescuing, rehoming and reuniting lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our organisation benefits from the skills and experience of our staff, comprised of long-serving kennel veterans and enthusiastic new talent. Our small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care.

Current vacancies

Education Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2022

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.

The Education Officer is a pivotal role within the Community Engagement team and will be a key player in the delivery of the Home’s community outreach strategy supporting pets and their owners through education to keeping pets in their homes.

Building on the successes of our education service, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is looking for an exceptional Education Officer to drive and develop the programme further as part of our community engagement plan. In the role you will create interactive and engaging educational workshops, liaise with partner organisations and schools, support pet owners through education and lead on educational campaigns.

An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to communicate at all levels as well as deliver educational content in a fun and engaging manner whilst delivering key messages about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.

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Community Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2021

The role of Community Engagement Manager will be the driving force behind our community outreach strategy, utilising our volunteering and education programmes to expand our outreach into the wider community and support we provide for pet owners in crisis. They will be the face of the Home in the community, working with new and existing partners to support pets and their owners across the community.

They will direct our volunteering function to support this strategy as well as to support our core mission and functions. They will engage our education programme to continue to raise awareness on animal welfare issues but also support responsible pet ownership and give owners the tools to care for their pets in their own home.

The Home

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, rescuing, rehoming and reuniting lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The Home is a voice and a place of safety for dogs and cats in need. We provide love, care, rehabilitation and more often than not a forever home. But where there’s a pet in crisis, there’s a person in crisis and at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home we look at the whole animal and their story. It is our wish to keep that dog or cat in a loving home – it is better for them, their owner and the wider community.

Our Community outreach strategy aims to identify methods of supporting pets and their owners, keeping pets in their homes where possible, and supporting recovery for a person in crisis by helping to look after their pet. This can be done by expanding our Paws Pantry pet foodbanks to provide food, educating and supporting pet owners to help them care for their pets and make good decisions around their care as well as establishing partnerships and working in collaboration with other charities and community groups.

The person

We are looking for someone who is passionate about tackling social vulnerabilities and has experience of similar community outreach projects, who is sensitive to the challenges those in the community face and with the ability to engage with and communicate with a variety of stakeholders.

For further information on the role please see the Job Description.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £26,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

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 Volunteer Coordinator that will be the driving force behind the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s volunteering activity, promoting innovative and effective volunteering initiatives which support the Home’s wider strategy.

The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the volunteer programme including recruitment, training and ongoing support and development across the organisation. To promote, coordinate and develop the Home’s volunteering programme which involves supporting a range of functions including fundraising events, business support and community engagement. As part of the Community team, the individual will be able to represent the organisation 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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