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Volunteer Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,480 pro-rata
  • On site: Ormiston
  • Closing 5th July 2024

  • Advertised from 6th June 2024
  • 35 hours per month. £14 per hour (gross).


Fostering Compassion is a groundbreaking humane education project for vulnerable children who may be showing worrying behaviour towards animals or are struggling with compassion and empathy in general. Unique in our approach, our activities share the stories of rescued animals in a way that the children draw parallels between their circumstances and the animals, helping them see animals as sentient beings sharing similar emotions to them. Through sharing the animals’ stories, the children gain a greater understanding of their circumstances, providing a platform for them to open up about their own abuse and neglect, encouraging healing. We work to address the links between animal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse and interpersonal violence.

We are looking for a Volunteer Development Officer to recruit, train and manage volunteers. You will be responsible for allocating duties to the correct volunteers and retaining the best people.

You should know how to distinguish talent and do everything possible to motivate and inspire. You must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.

The goal is to ensure that our organization is always supported by the best and most reliable volunteers, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfilment of our mission.

Application notes

Please send CV to Fostering Compassion, 1d Cockburn Halls, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5JB or email to

Closing Date: Friday 5th July

Note: Interviews will take place on the 17th and 18th July