LOVE CATS? This could be the purr-fect job for you... - The Evesham Observer

LOVE CATS? This could be the purr-fect job for you...

Evesham Editorial 13th Jul, 2023 Updated: 13th Jul, 2023   0

Cats Protection are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to customer service to join them as a Receptionist at their Evesham site.

You will work 21 hours per week, 9am-5pm, over 3 days, on a rota basis (to include weekends and bank holidays) and in return you will receive a salary of up to £12,659.57 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Photo: Help kittens like Lily find happy new homes. Lily was adopted last week from Cats Protection in Evesham.


Rota pattern is as follows:

  • Week 1 – Wednesday , Thursday, Sunday
  • Week 2 – Monday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Week 3 – Monday, Friday, Saturday
  • Week 4 – Wednesday Thursday, Friday

Since 1927, Cats Protection has helped thousands of cats each year, across the UK. As a community of volunteers, employees, supporters and partners, we’ve improved the lives of millions of cats and transformed the way millions of people see and care for cats.

Cats Protection adoption and homing centres care for thousands of cats each year until they are able to find a loving new home. In 2020 27,000 cats were rehomed, 15,000 of these through their hand-free homing service, and 1,900 more reunited with their owners. This success would not be possible without the dedicated team of employees and volunteers. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, their centres are the face of Cats Protection and they pride themselves on their employees providing the very best in animal welfare and customer service.

Cats Protection are a movement of people championing the welfare of cats. They lead society in a richer understanding of all cats and care for those that need their help. They are looking for someone who shares their vision of a society where every cat has their best possible life because they are protected, cared for and understood by everyone. Their Evesham centre is a fantastic site in a beautiful semi-rural location.

Responsibilities of the Receptionist:

As a Receptionist, you will provide information and assistance to the general public, volunteers and other stakeholders over the telephone, through face to face communication and via email, as well as providing administrative support to the Centre. This role will also include driving of a centre Van for banking, fundraising activities and occasional support with vet visits. They would also require some occasional support with cat care during the Christmas period.

What they’re looking for in their Receptionist:

  • Previous receptionist experience, on a busy desk
  • A confident communicator with excellent organisational skills.
  • A strong, flexible team player
  • Lots of energy teamed with a positive upbeat attitude.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Full UK driving licence

What they can offer you:

  • salary of up to £12,659.57 per annum
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits including private healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more

Cats Protection say:

“Through our values and behaviours we help people see the world through cats’ eyes. Together we can make a difference.

“Join us as our Receptionist and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!


Closing date: 21 July 2023

Interview date: 01 August 2023

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note, applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Please email [email protected] if you require any adjustments to be made for you to complete your application or to participate in the recruitment journey.

They operate an unbiased shortlisting process in our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. To assess your application quickly, fairly and objectively, please fully complete the qualifications and work history sections of our online application form.

Redacted CVs may be accepted by exception.

Cats Protection say:

We believe being an inclusive, diverse organisation – where we welcome diversity of thought, value individuals’ experience and can reach and partner all areas of society – is crucial if we’re to help more cats. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

There’s a place for everyone at Cats Protection and we encourage applications from talented people across all communities.

Cats Protection is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with us from harm. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.


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