Charity registered in Scotland SC006914
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.
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.
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.