Orkney Islands Cat's Protection - Volunteer Welfare Team Leader

Our welfare team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure other volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need. Duties include

  • Co-ordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers
  • Making sure Cats Protection’s quality of care is provided to all cats
  • Observing policies, procedures, minimum veterinary and cat care standards
  • Keeping up to date records of cats in care and helping match cats to new homes
  • Record keeping via use of Catalog may be done by individuals other than the Welfare Team leader eg, Administration volunteer or individual fosterers

You should have a :

  • Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Record keeping and administration skills
  • A well organised and practical approach
  • The ability to deal with sensitive situations
  • The capability to bring out the best in others

The time expectation for this role will vary depending on the number of volunteers and cats in care. The welfare team leaders usually spend between 10 to 12 hours per week in this role which flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.

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