Centre Manager

Closing Date:
April 20, 2018

Greyhound Rescue Wales


Can you manage and develop all aspects of a Rehoming Centre for unwanted Greyhounds and Lurchers in Wales?

Can you love and care for GRW’s main asset – Hillcrest Cottage, Kennels and Grounds?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

About Us:

Greyhound Rescue Wales is the longest established greyhound charity in Wales and the only all Wales charity dedicated to rescuing and re-homing greyhounds and lurchers.  GRW is a charitable company limited by guarantee, company number 08411721, and was established in this new form on 2nd June 2013.

Our dogs are given to us directly by their owners or we take them in as strays after they have been abandoned.  Our dogs receive all the loving care and veterinary treatment they need for as long as they are with us.  All are also neutered, vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped.

Greyhound Rescue Wales campaigns ceaselessly to spread the message that greyhounds and lurchers make wonderful pets.  We are currently working with key partners to make sure that all greyhounds in Wales receive protection in law in the future.  Greyhound Rescue Wales is an entirely voluntary organisation so all the funds we raise are put to good use with the lowest possible overheads.

Job Role:

The role of the Hillcrest Manager is to assure the proper functioning of the GRW Rehoming Centre.

We are seeking someone who has the skills and enthusiasm to:

  • maintain the highest possible standards of care for the dogs at Hillcrest;
  • maximise the sustainable rehoming of dogs in the care of GRW;
  • ensure the centre complies with the licensing or other statutory requirements that apply and any standards which may be established by GRW;
  • manage and motivate a team of voluntary and paid helpers;
  • engage effectively with GRW personnel, partner organisations, regulatory bodies and members of the public;
  • develop and manage additional income generating activities at the site;
  • minimise the impact of operational activities on the environment, promoting energy conservation and the conservation and development of biodiversity of the site.

You will work flexible hours to meet the requirements of the position and to ensure the welfare of the dogs in your care.  This is a vocational post and you will be highly motivated to manage the Rehoming Centre to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of its operation.  The post holder will be highly adaptable and will have a high level of skills in order to run the operational systems for the Centre.

We are looking to recruit someone who:

  • has a passion for greyhounds and lurchers and their welfare,
  • has the skills required to take in dogs, manage their care and assessment on site and then a successful rehoming to their ‘forever home’
  • can be meticulous in the handling of the dogs and the data about the dogs
  • can manage systems and processes and monitor their effectiveness.
  • can manage a team of volunteer workers to assist with tasks
  • will oversee the potential sources of income and ensure that they do not detract from the development of the dogs in the Sanctuary.
  • can also manage the overall day to day supervision and management of the property

It is a requirement of this post that the successful candidate takes up residence at Hillcrest.

Job Description and Person Specification available for download here: Hillcrest Manager Job Description and Person-Specification

For an initial conversation please call Lindsay Jackson (Chair) on 07875168166 or Sandra Wynne on 07846102692.

To Apply:

If you feel that you have the skills and commitment required, please click on the ‘Apply for job’ button below for further details of the post and our work and how to apply.

Closing Date for applications:  20 April 2018

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://greyhoundrescuewales.co.uk/hillcrest-manager-post/ →