Positions Available

SPCA Canterbury             

 Volunteer and Foster Support                                               

  • Permanent part-time position 20 hours (Thursday-Saturday)
  • Challenging and rewarding role
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Ability to work extra hours

SPCA Canterbury is one of the leading animal welfare organisations in New Zealand. We are looking for a positive and motivated Volunteer and Foster Support person who would relish the opportunity to work within our vibrant, supportive and friendly team – based at the Animal Centre in Wilmer’s Road, Christchurch.

Responsibilities (not a complete list)

  • Develop, implement and maintain a programme that enables the centre to have access to suitably trained and sufficient numbers of volunteers and fosterers.
  • Policy development, review, implementation and continuous improvement of the volunteer programme
  • Commitment to ongoing recruitment and screening of volunteers with the aim of long term retention and sustainability
  • Coordinate and conduct volunteer inductions 
  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator with a wide range of tasks

 Qualifications & experience

  • Experience in coordinating or supervising volunteers
  •  A certificate in Animal Care or equivalent is required
  • Data entry and computer literacy experience
  • Livestock and Companion animal handling skills are required
  • Full driver’s license and confident driving a manual vehicle

 The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Confidence in public speaking/training.
  • Strengths in accuracy, precision and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage team development.
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision and effectively prioritise daily tasks.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with responsibility and integrity.
  • Ability to be flexible in approach to work and challenges.
  • A high standard of honesty and integrity.
  • Physically fit and able to work outside in often uncomfortable working conditions. 

For a copy of a detailed position description, please email rowena@spcacanterbury.org.nz.

To register your interest in this position, please email your CV and covering letter to; rowena@spcacanterbury.org.nz by 5.00pm Wednesday 17th May 2017. 

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