Branch Trustee - HR & Employment lead

Branch Trustee - HR & Employment lead

At a glance


  • Governance
  • HR
  • Volunteer management


Headcorn, TN27 9RS
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

This is an exciting opportunity to pass on your human resources and employee relations expertise whilst helping the branch promote kindness and prevent animal cruelty, reach out to more supporters, and influence how we do things.

What will you be doing?

  • Advise Trustees on the long-term vision and strategic direction for investment in human resources.
  • Support the Branch grow, maintain, and develop staff throughout the organisation.
  • Contribute to HR policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluate performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives.
  • Ensure that HR activities and interventions are linked to the RSPCA Isle of Wight Branches charitable objectives and complement the company culture.
  • Advise on and help improve management of HR.
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees properly remunerates staff, reviewing and rewarding performance and development opportunities.

What are we looking for?

We are committed to creating a Board which is representative of our society and in particular, our community and surrounding areas so encourage people from any background to apply for any of our opportunities.

Alongside Human Resources experience, including a CIPD membership, we are looking for someone who is committed to the RSPCA’s charitable objectives and shares our passion for animal welfare. You would be creative, innovative, bring a fresh perspective, and can put ideas into action.

You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert although commitment, common sense, and the ability to be objective are vital.

What difference will you make?

As a HR & Employee Relations expert you would be supporting the branch by helping them maintain and develop staff throughout the organisation. You would play a key role in advising Trustees on the long-term and strategic direction of human resources and contributing towards policy setting.

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Organisation type: 
    • The aim of the Branch is to promote the vision, mission and values of the National Society of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) by all lawful means and in
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