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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 19th February 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd January 2023


Join us! – Opportunities for new Charity Trustees at Borders Pet Rescue (Borders Animal Welfare Association)

Borders Pet Rescue (BPR) was established in 1988, as a small, registered, Scottish charity offering animal rescue, re-homing and the promotion of responsible pet ownership through education and training across the Scottish Borders and adjoining areas. Our Rescue Centre is located at Craigsford, in Earlston. Each year we are able to find new homes for over 200 dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and exotics. We rely on donations from the public, on some fundraising, and primarily on the income raised by the four Borders Pet Rescue Charity Shops, located in Galashiels, Kelso, Duns, and Hawick. Like all animal charities, BPR relies on the generosity of the animal loving public to support the work and could not survive without the dedication of its many friends and volunteers.

The charity is governed by Trustees. We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint additional Trustees who, ideally, have experience in the following areas:

o Retail Management

o Property/Asset/Estate Management

o Management of Volunteers

o Animal Welfare

That said, we also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant experience. Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including animal welfare, compliance with charity legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

This is an exciting time to be joining Borders Pet Rescue as a Trustee, as we will soon launch a newly-built kennel facility to help us respond to the ever-increasing demand from vulnerable animals. We also have ambitious plans for further development of our Rescue Centre, and an upcoming launch of both our new website and our online sales/purchase platform.

The principal responsibilities of a BPR Trustee include attending and actively participating in monthly Board meetings (held on a Monday evening, both virtually and face-to-face). Trustees bring their professional experience to help govern the charity, and Trustees actively participate in the charity’s activities, supporting volunteers, and undertaking fundraising, as well as being part of awareness-raising events. The time commitment required is a minimum of two days per month, including monthly Trustee meetings (of 2-3 hours per meeting). All Trustees are expected to share a passion and commitment to animal welfare. Please note that this is a voluntary role, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Application notes

If you think this opportunity sounds like you, and would like to help a local animal charity, join us as a Trustee. Send details of your relevant experience and a personal profile to: Our current Trustees will be delighted to speak to you about any aspects of this role.

Join us and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable animals in the Scottish Borders. Become a BPR Trustee.