Operations Team Leader

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

  • Advertised from 18th March 2024
  • Permanent, 40 hours per week, full time, Rota Based, Weekend work included


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!

Application notes

Further information for this role including a detailed job description and person specification can be found on our website edch.org.uk/jobs/current-vacancies . To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@edch.org.uk by Sunday 14th April. Please note that interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 22nd April.