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.

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Operations Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, Seafield
  • Closing 14th April 2024

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. In addition, we strive to create a safe and nurturing environment not only to the animals, but also our people. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the newly created role of Operations Team Leader in the Homes Kennel, and Cattery Team.

As an Operations Team Leader, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations while upholding our commitment to animal welfare. You will work closely with the Animal Welfare Operations Manager, Shelter Veterinary Partner, and Director of Operations to maintain and enhance the standards of care for our animals.

You will guide and support our kennel and cattery assistants, ensuring they maintain the highest standards of care for our animals. You will oversee their day-to-day activities, providing leadership to uphold our animal welfare standards. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing the team's entire HR lifecycle, from recruitment to performance management, fostering a culture of well-being and professional growth among our staff. Collaboration with various departments will be key, as you work to streamline communication and promote inter-departmental cooperation, ensuring the seamless flow of information throughout the Home. Additionally, you will take the lead in developing and implementing training programmes aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of the team, driving continuous improvement in our operational practices.

You will have experience of motivating and developing high-performance teams. You'll excel in managing change while aligning with the Homes goals and maintaining current best practices. With exceptional administrative skills and attention to detail, you'll guide your team through challenging situations with empathy and resilience. Your adept communication, IT proficiency, and understanding of the employee lifecycle will be instrumental in creating a positive and supportive work environment.

If you are passionate about animal welfare, possess the leadership skills to drive operational excellence, thrive in problem-solving, and are eager to contribute to a collaborative workplace, join us and make a difference today!

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Executive Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 8th October 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the newly created role of Executive Support Officer in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home people and services team.

You will provide effective support to the CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and the Board of Trustees by managing logistics for meetings and ensuring effective monitoring and compliance with all relevant legal requirements and returns. You will assist the CEO in managing their schedule and workload while also providing administrative support to the senior leadership team with a variety of meetings and projects.

You will have experience in a similar complex senior administrative role and will have excellent listening and written communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail and accuracy. You will be self-motivated, capable of working autonomously, and thrive equally well as a collaborative team member.

If you are passionate about animal welfare, have a positive professional attitude and can adapt positively to changing demands and priorities then this could be the role for you!

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Kennel Assistants

  • Full time
  • £22,672
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd September 2023

We are seeking passionate individuals with a commitment to animal welfare to join our Kennel and Cattery team as a Kennel Assistant at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Home has been a safe haven to stray animals 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 50+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving kennel and cattery 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.

As a Kennel Assistant you'll work to the Home's code of practice and Health and Safety guidelines, to provide exemplary daily care for the dogs and cats and educate potential new owners and the general public in the care and welfare of their animals, establishing excellent customer relations for the centre.

The successful candidates will be excellent communicators with the ability to show empathy to both people and animals. A strong team player, you'll have lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude. Experienced in working with or handling animals you'll be knowledgeable in basic behaviour and health issues and above all committed to the aims and objectives of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. The role requires a high standard of work with attention to detail and strong understanding and approach to animal welfare.

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Fundraising Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £23,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 30th July 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

Due to an internal promotion, we are delighted to be recruiting a Fundraising Administrator to join our Fundraising and Communications team who help to generate the £3 million required every year to run Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

You will work with the Legacy and Individual Giving Manager and be responsible for the delivery of a high standard of supporter care ensuring that our supporters are at the forefront of everything we do.

We are looking for someone who can work as a team player to provide administrative support around our fundraising campaigns and events, fundraising products and support with income generation through the management of our collection can programme in the community.

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working atmosphere, and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty this could be the role for you!

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £27,000
  • Hybrid – Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and Home
  • Closing 19th July 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We give our all to keep pets where they belong - with their families. When that’s not possible, we take them in and love them as if they’re our own. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

Our team of dedicated dog-and-cat-lovers is growing, and we are delighted to be recruiting a Finance Officer within the Operations team.

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the processing and reconciliation of all finance transactions. You will work closely across departments to ensure that accurate and timely financial processes and records are maintained whilst adhering to the financial controls.

We are looking for candidates with experience in a similar role, demonstrating proficiency in financial systems. The idea candidate will exhibit strong problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and be excited to learn and grow professionally. Effective communication along with the ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities are crucial. Trustworthiness, responsibility, and conscientiousness are highly valued.

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working atmosphere, and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty, this could be the role for you!

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Community and Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Hybrid – Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and Home (pus attendance at some events)
  • Closing 13th July 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We give our all to keep pets where they belong - with their families. When that’s not possible, we take them in and love them as if they’re our own. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

Our team of dedicated dog-and-cat-lovers is growing, and we are delighted to be recruiting a Community and Events Fundraiser. You will work with the Fundraising and Community team who help to generate the £3 million required every year to run Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The purpose of this role is to lead the organisation of our community fundraising and cultivation events, such as our flagship fundraising dinner and annual open day, in addition to growing and maximising income from supporter-led community fundraising, from individuals, groups and organisations.

At Edinburgh Dog and Cat home, we are lucky to be supported by a great community of rehomers, donors and volunteers, with whom we aim to engage through our events portfolio. With a background in innovative and exciting events, the person in this role will deliver income and awareness generating events, on time, within budget, and in a way that aligns with our fundraising and charity strategies.

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working atmosphere, and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty, this could be the role for you!

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Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 28th May 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Supporter Engagement Officer in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home communications team.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for generating income for the Home through supporting with the running of Individual Giving income streams. You will work with the Senior Individual Giving Officer and Legacy & Individual Giving Manager to promote all income streams through excellent stewardship, campaigns, appeals and general marketing activities. A key part of this will be engaging with and stewarding supporters through telephone campaigns and by building and maintaining a great supporter journey. Aiding the retention and recruitment of supporters to the Home.

We are looking for someone who has experience in a telephone fundraising and/or marketing environment, as well as experience of donor or customer stewardship and engagement. You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, good research skills and be able to build and maintain strong relationships.

You will be working for an award-winning organisation with a passion for animal welfare and a focus on staff wellbeing and development. We offer flexible, hybrid working within a friendly and supportive environment and the perks of cuddles with office dogs!

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working environment and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty this could be the role for you!

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Digital Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £28,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 14th May 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Digital Fundraiser in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home fundraising team.

You will work with the Cryptocurrency and Digital Fundraising Manager and the Director of Income and Engagement by supporting the development and delivery of the Home’s digital fundraising strategy and making recommendations as appropriate.

As a digital fundraiser, you’ll lead our mass participation Facebook fundraising challenges, drive recruitment for in-person fundraising events such as Kiltwalks and marathons, and support participant fundraising activities. Additionally, you’ll manage e-commerce initiatives such as developing an online shop and the role will also oversee online advertising on behalf of fundraising colleagues within the department.

You will have a digital marketing or fundraising qualification or relevant experience in a similar role. You will be experienced in using social media and other digital channels to generate fundraising income, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate a hands-on and proactive approach.

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working environment and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty this could be the role for you!

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Senior Individual Giving Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 16th April 2023

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Senior Individual Giving Officer to join our Fundraising team. In this exciting role, you will work with the wider fundraising and communications team to optimise giving from potential and current individual supporters. Reporting to the Legacy & Individual Giving Manager, you will be responsible for driving income through our digital platforms, running campaigns and events, and leading on the growth of the Home’s individual giving programmes.

We are looking for someone who is forward thinking, understands the digital marketing landscape, has knowledge of traditional marketing techniques and a hands-on approach with a good understanding of data and insights. Applicants should have a passion for fundraising, marketing and first class supporter experience.

You will be working for an award-winning organisation with a passion for animal welfare and a focus on staff wellbeing and development. We offer flexible, hybrid working within a friendly and supportive environment and the perks of cuddles with office dogs!

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Ella Wilson, Legacy & Individual Giving Manager on ella@edch.org.uk.

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Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 9th April 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Marketing Officer in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home communications team.

You will work with the Marketing and Communication Manager on the roll out of a marketing and communications strategy to position the charity as the key animal welfare organisation in East and Central Scotland. You will develop the Home’s marketing collateral, bringing our strategy to life and ensuring consistent brand and approach. You will also lead on copywriting for key publications and work with relevant teams across the Home to create valuable and relevant content to attract and retain supporters and prospects.

You will have a marketing qualification or relevant experience in a similar role. You will be experienced in executing a marketing strategy, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate a hands-on and proactive approach.

If you thrive in a team environment, enjoy an energetic, dynamic, and supportive working environment and have empathy for animal welfare and tackling pet poverty this could be the role for you!

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Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000
  • Hybrid – Home and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Closing 9th April 2023

At Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, love has no limits. We take a big picture view of what is best for dogs and cats; and a tireless, long-term approach to their care. Our mission is to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving Home.

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Marketing and Communications Manager in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home communications team.

Reporting to the Director of Income and Engagement, you will be responsible for all marketing and communications throughout the Home. This will include creating and executing internal and external marketing and communications strategies, overseeing our website and rehoming app and responsibility for all social media activity in relation to the home’s operations and outreach. You will also oversee the Home’s digital marketing, advertising, and engagement as well as our brand, messaging, campaigns, and promotions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has experience in a similar role, is able to demonstrate a hands-on and proactive approach and has exceptional oral and written communication skills. You will work well in a team setting, have strong leadership and project management skills and the ability to develop and motivate a small team. Knowledge of digital communications and digital engagement platforms is essential.

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Community Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th January 2023

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Community Programme Manager in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

You will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of our community outreach programmes which aim to support owners to keep pets in loving homes through both preventative and reactive responses. This is a key role within our Community team, managing our Education Officer and Volunteer Coordinator to use education as a tool to support pet owners and utilise the power of volunteering in the community and across the Home.

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Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000
  • Edinburgh office based or hybrid
  • Closing 5th January 2023

We are delighted to be recruiting for the role of Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home fundraising team.

We are looking for an experienced and tenacious fundraising professional to lead on income generation from corporates, major donors and charitable trusts, whilst providing leadership and oversight of the Home’s fundraising events and community fundraising activity.

Using your knowledge of the corporate fundraising sector you will develop a pipeline of prospect support and deliver on imaginative and engaging partnerships to secure income for the Home.

With strong all-round communication and writing skills you will develop and deliver presentations, write solid cases for support and applications. Using your relationship management skills, you will bring corporate partners, individual donors and charitable trusts on a memorable supporter journey to ensure future support.

In addition, you will line manage the development team to support the delivery of a calendar of exciting corporate and community fundraising events and oversee fundraising engagement with local communities, groups and schools.

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Face 2 Face Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £23,000
  • You will be working remotely across East and Central Scotland with occasional visits expected to our site, based in for meetings.
  • Closing 11th September 2022

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been supporting pets and their owners throughout east and central Scotland since 1883. We need to raise £2million every year and to do so, need to attract new supporters to continue to develop and allow us to support every pet and person in need.

Over the last five years we have been developing our regular giving fundraising programme and are excited to be recruiting an in house face-to-face fundraising team to further develop this income.

We are currently recruiting for 2 x Face-To-Face Fundraising team members to join our Fundraising and Communications department and help to build this vital source of income.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has exceptional communication skills, thrives in team settings and has a passion for people and animals.

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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, working in partnership with local authorities and police services by welcoming lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Being one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved animal welfare organisations, there is a team of dedicated staff, volunteers, Trustees and supporters, who work tirelessly to help undertake the Home’s mission to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and cats in need.

We are looking for a Head of Finance and Business Development who will be responsible for the strategic financial and business management reporting of the Home, leading on both the financial governance and business development functions for the organisation in support of the Chief Executive.

Being a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the CEO on all matters relating to strategic financial and business management. The Head of Finance and Business Development will lead on all aspects relating to financial systems, processes, reporting on financial performance, business support and business development functions. This includes all aspects of charity finance compliance, business income generation and strategic facilities management.

We are looking for a positive influential leader who will be responsible for managing the Finance Business Partner and Business Facilities Manager, supporting the organisation in its income growth development plans while providing sound strategic financial support to the wider Senior Leadership Teams portfolio of work.

The successful individual will be able to represent the Home in all that they do as an enthusiastic and future thinking person with a strong can-do approach. Someone who can demonstrate innovative thinking and working collaboratively will suit the wider culture of the Home.

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Marketing and Campaigns Manager

  • Part time
  • £34,000 pro-rata
  • Office or hybrid (office and home-based)
  • Closing 25th July 2022

We are delighted to be recruiting for the brand-new role of Marketing and Communications Manager into the award-winning Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home communications team.

As we enter our new five-year strategy, we are looking for an experienced communications professional to lead on our PR, campaigns and marketing activity, leading a small team to drive ambitious plans.

With strong all-round communication and writing skills you will grow our media presence, lead on compelling operational and outreach campaigns, support our advocacy and public affairs work, whilst overseeing the marketing activity for the Home.

If you like an energetic, dynamic and supportive working environment, engaging a range of people with animal welfare, this could be the role for you!

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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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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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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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