Job title: Charity Trustee
Charity location: The charity’s centre is at Craigsford in Earlston, Scottish Borders
About the Charity
Borders Pet Rescue is a small registered Scottish charity offering animal rescue, re-homing and the promotion of responsible pet ownership through education and training across the Scottish Borders and adjoining areas. Established in 1988, the Charity’s Rescue Centre is at Craigsford in Earlston. Each year more than 200 animals are re-homed.
The charity relies entirely on fundraising, donations and significant funds generated by four Borders Pet Rescue Charity Shops located in Galashiels, Kelso, Duns and Hawick.
Like all animal charities, BPR relies on the generosity of the animal loving public to support the work and could not survive without the dedication of the many friends and volunteers.
About the Vacancy
Currently, we are seeking to appoint new Trustees to assist with plans for the post-Covid period. We are keen to recruit individuals with experience in any of the following areas: estates and/or facilities management; governance; marketing /social media. We would also welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of other experiences.
The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including animal welfare, compliance with charity legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.
Principal duties include:
- To attend monthly Board meetings and to have regular access to email for exchange of documents and information between meetings.
- Board members are expected to participate actively in the charities activities and are asked to attend and support the organisation’s volunteer and fundraising events.
Time commitment: Approximately 2 days per month, including monthly Trustee meetings (2-3 hours per meeting)
Please note that this is a voluntary role, although reasonable expenses may be paid.
How to apply: Send details of your relevant experience and a personal profile to: email@example.com
In line with Government guidelines, our Rescue Centre is currently closed to the public. Our Small Animal Care team are still busy looking after the animals at the centre and we are still able to arrange for new animals to come into the centre from within the Scottish Borders. We are now able to rehome again but this is within strict guidelines and members of the public are still unable to visit the centre, you can see the animals currently looking for new homes HERE.
Please do not visit the Rescue Centre unless an appointment has been arranged with the staff
Keep an eye on our facebook page for the most up to date information.
Bramble’s Field is also closed to the public at this time.
Our Charity Shops in Galashiels, Hawick, Duns and Kelso are also closed in line with Government guidelines. Our Charity Shop’s facebook page will give information about reopening as soon as we are able to.
Can we please ask people to hold onto any donations you may have, either for the shops or the centre in the meantime. Our shops are closed and so any donations left at the doors will not be collected, the centre in Earlston is unable to accept physical donations for the time being.
If you would like to help us during this difficult time you can see our Winter Appeal HERE or check out our Amazon Wishlist HERE
If you have any questions or need help with a pet, please contact the centre on 01896 849090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We need YOUR help this winter
PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR CHARITY SHOPS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR COVID
During this difficult time, our shops opening times may change to allow us to safely manage donations and to ensure the wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and customers.
Please find below the current information regarding our opening times in our charity Shops in Galashiels, Hawick, Duns and Kelso.
Due to the situation with COVID 19 we have had to cancel our ever popular Dog Show which was scheduled to be held at Bramble’s Field in May. However, we are thrilled to announce that we are instead hosting an Online Pet Show meaning you and your pets can take part from the comfort of your own homes! There are lots of classes for all different species of animals so we hope to see all of your beloved pets taking part!
£1 per entry/photo.
Entries open from 8pm on Saturday 16th May until June 6th at 8pm, judging begins June 7th
Keep an eye on our Pet Show facebook Page to keep up to date with all the action!