Current Vacancies With South Bucks RSPCA

We are always looking for extra help and our band of hard-working volunteers provide invaluable support, time and financial help in many of the areas below.

If you can help with donations, support or are willing to give a little of your precious time, even if its spending a couple of hours a day in one of our shops, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please find a list of our current vacancies below – remember all positions are voluntary

RSPCA South Bucks branch are looking for a volunteer Cat Co-ordinator.
This is an extremely interesting and rewarding role for any cat lover, working in a Team and fully supported by the branch.

This vital role helps cats and kittens find their new homes. On average the branch takes in around 100 cats and kittens a year. We do not have an animal centre so a team of fosterers take the cats into their homes , have pens set up in their gardens or use a spare room or the cats are housed in a Cattery.
Some cat experience is essential plus a good sense of humour and able to work as a team as you are co-ordinating your fosterers who look after the cats 24/7, dealing with RSPCA Inspectors and the general public.
Weekly contact with homing team and website person to update details of cats rehomed or available for adoption and keep details of each cat taken in/going out.
Monthly approval of invoices from vet, banking, report to committee and raise report of homing figures.

This role would suit somebody who is around most of the day or working from home and able to deal with incoming calls/emails on the RSPCA line but an answer phone is essential.

Own transport – expenses can be claimed. Full training and support.

If you are interested please contact:
Victoria on 07889 862 080 or email volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk

Do you have professional expertise you could use to help a good cause?
Are you passionate about animal welfare?

We are looking for a Branch Secretary to act as principal communications trustee managing and maintaining the administrative affairs of the Buckinghamshire South branch.

Key activities

  • To act as the main contact point for all branch communications with the National Society and the branch committee.
  • Arrange branch meetings, ensure accurate minutes are taken and distributed in accordance with branch rules.
  • Ensure all branch committee decisions are implemented and actions completed.
  • Arrange the branch AGM, including the compilation and distribution of the annual report, nominations and agenda in line with the strict timetable laid down in the branch rules.
  • Liaise with the Branch Support Specialist (BSS) and group chief inspector and notify them of all branch meetings.

As a minimum, trustees would normally be expected to attend a monthly committee meeting on Monday evening at High Wycombe. Trustees are elected for a twelve month term each year. For more information on becoming a Charity Trustee, and to ensure it is the right decision for you, we recommend visiting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved

Experience / skills / knowledge / personal qualities required

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 is vital.

Full support from the branch and training available.

If you are interested:
Call 07889862080 or email: volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk

The branch of South Bucks RSPCA is managed by a team of trustees, there are currently 8 of us, however we can have up to 14 trustees. Our branch rely on volunteers or undertake a wide range of animal welfare work. As a trustee of the branch you will have the chance to influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to local animals.

The committee meet monthly on a Monday evening in High Wycombe and work is shared between the branch officers plus other committee members.

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.

We are particularly looking for people with animal welfare experience, to join our team of trustees.

Most people aged over 18 are eligible to become a trustee and you will need to become a member of the RSPCA.

Time commitment would be 3 hours at the monthly committee meeting plus 2-3 hours a week at a time to suit yourself from home.

We are seeking trustees with animal welfare experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • HR
  • Retail
  • Fund raising

If you are interested:
Call 07889862080 or email: volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk

Charity shops

Our town centre shops in Chesham, Burnham and Princes Risborough are in need of some reliable volunteers for half a day a week to welcome customers, serve on the till, sort books, toys and clothing and help with daily running of the shop. If you feel you would like to give half a day a week, please call in to one of our shops for a chat.

We are seeking someone to help our van driver to collect and deliver furniture to our Chesham shop. Some lifting involved. It will be one day a week usually on a Thursday. Please call in at our Chesham shop and talk to Paul or Ruth or call them on 01494 810118

This vital role helps all the small animals, through a team of fosterers find suitable new forever homes. On average the branch take in around 100 small animals a year.

It would suit somebody that is around most of the day to deal with incoming calls. Must have rabbit experience and it would be helpful to have knowledge of other animals. Good administration and accounts skills. The coordinator would be dealing with the general public, volunteers and vets. Would also need own transport.

Full training and support will be given.

Interested and want to find out more? Please contact Heather 01494 863009 or email: smallanimals@rspca-southbucks.org.uk 

We are looking for people to join our team to answer our busy rehoming phone line. You will need to be at home most of the time during your duty. Each duty is for one week starting on a Thursday morning. Duty comes round one week in every five.  You will need to attend training prior to taking on this post, but good telephone manner and knowledge of cats and dogs an advantage.

If you are interested:
Call 07889862080 or email: volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk

We are desperate for short & long term foster homes for cats and dogs. Fosterers must be within the South Bucks area.
For Cats please contact Britta on 01628 621425 (after 7pm and at weekends) or email cats@rspca-southbucks.org.uk;
For Dogs contact Heidi on 01494 564026 or email volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk;

If you are interested in any of the vacancies above, please contact Victoria Brecht, Volunteer Coordinator on 07889862080 or Email: volunteers@rspca-southbucks.org.uk unless a different contact person has been stated.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  • Weekly telephone duty
  • Photograph our animals for newsletters, newspapers etc