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
If you are interested in being a Trustee at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and believe that you would bring energy and expertise to our Board, please send your CV and a cover letter to Howard Bridges, Chief Executive firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 January 2019.
Please be aware that the recruitment process would involve an initial interview with the Chief Executive in January/February 2019. Subsequent meetings with the Chair and/or Deputy Chair would be arranged thereafter. Any interested candidate not contacted following the close of advertising will not be considered going forward for the position.