As a trustee of a branch you will have the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals.
Core Trustee Role:
We are the RSPCA and it's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. Our volunteers are incredible, they play an essential role in helping us carry out our important animal welfare work every day.
Do you have professional expertise you could use to help a good cause? Are you passionate about animal welfare? Trustees manage the affairs of a local RSPCA Branch to promote and provide animal welfare within the branch area. We are looking for new trustees to join the RSPCA Kent - Isle of Thanet Branch and are particularly looking for a candidate who has a background in governance and compliance, ideally within the charity sector. As a local Branch we would ideally be looking for candidates who are local to the Branch area (primarily Thanet and surrounding areas), although applications from further afield will be considered, for the right candidate.
We’re proud to be the oldest welfare charity around.
● We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and we work hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering.
● Through our campaigns we raise standards of care and awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice. We push for laws to be changed, improving the welfare of animals on farms, in research labs, in the wild, in paddocks or in our homes.
● Through investigations and prosecutions we stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message - we will not tolerate animal abuse.
● Our highly trained officers tackle neglect and cruelty at every level and are working hard to stamp out large-scale serious, organised and commercial animal cruelty.
● We believe every animal has the right to be counted as an individual. Animals can rely on us to rescue them when they need us most. To rehabilitate them wherever possible, provide them with the very best veterinary care and to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release.
It’s a great way to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals.
New RSPCA trustees are provided with a trustee welcome pack and asked to attend a training course which provides information and guidance about a trustee’s role and responsibilities. Ongoing support is also provided by regional and national RSPCA staff in addition to any additional training provided by the relevant branch. Volunteer at the heart of the local community.