TRUSTEE – RSPCA Warrington, Halton & St Helens Branch (ideally with skills in Finance, HR or Fundraising)
Do you want to help us make the world a better place for animals? Do you have experience in finance, HR or fundraising? If so, then join our board of Trustees at Warrington, Halton & St Helens RSPCA branch!
Who are we?
We are a specialised animal centre that has been operating for 40 years, that cares for animals that have been subjected to cruelty and neglect. We are a self-funded and separately registered unincorporated charity. In 2022 we took in 118 animals (70 cats and 48 dogs) into our care; the vast majority of these animals were ‘case’ animals, i.e. cared for by us whilst prosecution cases were going through court. We also rehomed 76 animals in 2022 – these numbers are predicted to be higher in 2023. We comprise of a team of specially-trained salaried staff, a network of fosterers and a very diverse team of volunteers. Our branch cannot function without these amazing people who strive to improve the quality of life for animals that have landed in the wrong hands, through no fault of their own.
What do RSPCA branch trustees do?
RSPCA branch trustees are volunteers who shape the work that our branch does, and they are collectively responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the branch.
Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for applications from people from all social and cultural backgrounds, who are passionate about improving animal welfare. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced trustee or not, as trustee training and induction will be provided.
Ideally you will have skills in finance, HR or fundraising – however we will consider all applications as you might have skills we never knew we needed!
We hold monthly hybrid trustee meetings which last approximately 2 hours. We ask for trustees to join as many of these meetings as possible. You will also need to allow time to prepare for trustees’ meetings - creating or reading through any relevant documents ahead of meetings. For those that take on role-specific duties they may need to dedicate additional time each month.
Trustees are elected for a 12 month term each year at the branch’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), and between AGMs branches have the ability to co-opt an additional three trustees, who serve until the next planned AGM.
What’s in it for you?
There are lots of benefits to becoming an RSPCA Branch Trustee, including:
● Induction and trustee training
● The opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones
● The ability to use your skills to improve the wellbeing of animals in your local area, and make a real difference to the lives of animals
● The chance to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare
● Volunteering is good for your wellbeing!
To apply, please complete and submit our application form. We aim to interview successful applications within 6 weeks.