Key responsibilities include:
- Creating and managing a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio.
- Maintaining relationships with current donors and sourcing new donors to grow the existing supporter base and create consistent income.
- Identifying and pursuing sustainable sources of income.
- A passion for animals.
- Knowledge and experience of the fundraising & marketing environment.
- Ability to work independently against performance targets.
- An enthusiastic, pro-active person who works well independently and knows how to follow through with ideas.
- Good project management and people skills – team player.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good computer skills – design experience advantageous but not a requirement
- Valid Code 8 driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle.
- Own laptop and good internet connection.
- Reporting to: ExCo and Fundraising Portfolio holder specifically.
- Credit check required.
Fundraising projects and initiatives in the past have included:
- Online digital campaigns
- External events (Golf days, charity runs etc)
- Internal events (Summer Sleep-over, Sponsor a Kennel etc)
This will be a flexible position, with no set hours. The successful applicant will be able to manage their own schedule – however a minimum of 4-5 hours per day is required from Monday to Friday. With additional time over weekends as required with larger events.
A nominal salary is offered.
Interested parties can email email@example.com with their CV, motivating letter, copy ID and idea of salary expectation.
You will become part of a team that is passionate about animals. Your input will make a difference, and your contribution will allow AWS PE to continue its daily operations.
Accountability: AWS PE Manager
Conducts investigations and inspections of all complaints and/or incidences of animal cruelty, issues warnings, and reports daily activities. Educates the public about relevant animal regulations and humane animal care.
Supervision of the day-to-day operations of the kenneling facility, including ad hoc maintenance, training and kennel staff management.
- Respond to dispatched calls in order of priority and determines appropriate action.
- Apprehend and confine stray, injured and nuisance domestic animals in the best possible manner.
- Transport injured/sick animals to veterinary clinic and collect dead animals from vet practices for our cremation service.
- Educate the public while in the field regarding responsible pet ownership and animal laws and ordinances.
- Assist callers with information regarding situations such as nuisance or trapped animals and answer questions about animal control policies and laws.
- Conduct general investigations of animal related problems and possible cruelty situations.
- Prepare written investigative reports that may be introduced as legal court evidence.
- Arbitrate disputes if possible.
- Issue warnings when necessary.
- Appear for scheduled court dates and testifies regarding civil infractions, custody hearings and cruelty charges.
- Co-ordinate efforts with other community professionals such as police officers, court officials and veterinarians.
- Responsible for written documentation in hard copy of investigation report and maintain daily activity log.
- Keep an electronic summary of investigated cases.
- Train, supervise and assist kennel staff in the performance of their duties.
- Provide strong leadership and supervision to kennel staff.
- Observe, report and effect any repairs and maintenance required along with ground staff.
- Responsible for the collection of donated goods as required.
- Daily inspection of AWS vehicle & equipment used in transporting, rescuing animals. Report any problems. Keep the AWS PE vehicle clean at all times.
- Run errands as necessary.
- Timeously provide the Manager with monthly reports on all cases responded to including investigated cases and after hours emergencies.
- Submission of vehicle stats (mileage, fuel used, kms/l, servicing, maintenance and repair planning), providing sufficient notice in order to book the vehicle in for service / replace tyres.
- Premises inspections of adoption applicants.
- Weekly inspectorate team meetings with Manager and fellow inspector(s).
- Shelter ad hoc tasks as assigned by Manager.
- Staff transportation at the start / end of business day.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
- Valid unendorsed driver’s license – able to tow trailer.
- Own reliable transport.
- No criminal record.
- Minimum academic qualification Grade 12 equivalent.
- Must reside in close proximity to AWS PE.
- Proof of employment eligibility.
- Highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals.
- Demonstrate good social skills.
- Able to express themselves well in both verbal and written communications.
- Have an outgoing, friendly but also authoritative personality.
- Respectful in all circumstances as our Inspector is a representation of our organization.
- Emotionally stable.
- Caring and compassionate.
- Self-motivated and hard working.
- Honest and reliable.
- Prepared to work weekends, public holidays and after hours and work overtime when required as per roster.
- Demonstrate animal health and well-being knowledge, skills and abilities; including: care of domestic animals, knowledge of animal diseases, ability to determine breeds and species, sex and ages.
- Recognize signs of animal negligence, abuse and cruelty.
- Skilled in capture and restraint methods and the ability to interpret animal body language.
- Willing to learn and share knowledge.
- NSPCA Inspector Qualification or commitment to undertake and pass the NSPCA Inspector Training Course within 6-12 months of appointment as Trainee.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other community professionals.
- Must be in good health and have the ability to perform prolonged, strenuous activity, including lifting and carrying animals weighing up to 60 kg.
- Allergic condition, which would be aggravated through exposure or contact with animals is a disqualification.
- 45 hour work week, including weekends and evenings as scheduled with intermittent overtime. The Inspector does not typically have an ‘eight to five’ job. The work ends when it is finished – animals cannot be left to suffer, so an inspector may go out on a routine complaint and end up spending half the night at the scene of the investigation. When dealing with animals in our field, work hours are often irregular. The inspector will have to respond to calls for animals in need at any time of day or night.
- Be able to deal with emotionally-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing workload requiring reprioritization.
- By nature of the job there is occasional exposure to dead, sick, injured, unruly, vicious and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
- The environment in which animal care attendants work is physically and emotionally demanding, occasionally dangerous and often soiled and noisy. Such conditions may be difficult to handle except for those persons with a deep concern for animals.
- Includes opportunities to rescue animals and prosecute individuals who abuse them, provide impounded animals with humane care at the shelter until they may be reunited with their owner or adopted, educate the public about the realities of pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership or grant a humane and dignified death to surplus, unwanted or diseased animals.
In your application, please include:
- CV (including copy of your ID)
- Copy of valid driver’s license
- Confirmation that candidate has clean criminal record
- Salary expectations
- Motivational letter
You can e-mail the above to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the AWS PE shelter in Victoria Drive, Walmer.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Vacant Portfolios
The Animal Welfare Society PE is looking for individuals who can share their knowledge and experience to assist our management team with strategic guidance, ensuring that our charity organisation will grow from strength to strength.
If the welfare of animals is something you are passionate about, and you have the capacity to donate even an hour of your time and expertise weekly to a worthy cause, we would like to encourage you to consider joining our Executive Committee.
Animal Welfare Society PE is a Non-Profit Organization, one that at any given time, is caring for 150-200 shelter animals. Our work is endless, and endlessly rewarding. We need your help!
Fundraising Portfolio (pro-bono)
AWS PE is looking for a candidate to assist with the Fundraising portfolio on our Executive Committee.
Our Non-Profit Organisation receives no government funding and we are entirely dependent on donations from the public to finance our operations. We have established solid fundraising structures. Our Fundraiser is responsible for organising 4 major events per year as well as smaller projects to ensure a continuous flow of income. Our Community Relations Officer manages the smaller external fundraising events that businesses / private people organise for the benefit of AWS PE.
The role would suit a person with strong fundraising, marketing and/or sales experience to mentor and guide our existing Fundraising team. The Fundraising portfolio holder will have fortnightly meetings with our 2 fundraising staff members in order to give them strategic and operational guidance.
Wagtails Portfolio (pro-bono)
AWS PE is looking for a candidate to oversee the Wagtails Charity Shop portfolio on our Executive Committee.
Wagtails is our second-hand charity shop, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Albert Road in Walmer. Our Wagtails Charity Shop exists to raise much-needed funds for our shelter at AWS PE on Victoria Drive. The money that our shop brings in is essential to help finance the care for the many dogs and cats living at our shelter.
Apart from helping us to raise funds for our shelter, our charity shop also serves the local community by allowing them to shop for affordable, good-quality second-hand items. In order for us to raise funds through our shop, we rely on donations, volunteers and of course, shoppers.
The role would suit a person with retail experience and would include operational guidance for the Wagtails manager, strategic management, together with optimising Wagtails’ bottom line.
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Our ExCo meets on a monthly basis, with most meetings lasting between 60 - 90 minutes. It is difficult to determine exactly how much time will be needed over and above this. Ideally, we need candidates who can provide a minimum of 1 hour per week and spend some time on the ground with the relevant departments. This is truly at the discretion of the appointed EXCO member but enforces why we need people who have the welfare of the animals and the best interests of the shelter at heart.
If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you! We hope you will consider joining our Executive Committee and providing guidance and support to an incredible organisation.
Please note that these are non-paying positions.
Please contact our Honorary Secretary if you have any questions or to submit your CV: email@example.com.