2024 is a big year for us as we turn 200 years young! We are proud of our long standing history in campaigning for a better world for animal welfare. We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and have been working hard ever since to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering. Through our campaigns we raise standards of care, and awareness of issues, affecting animals today. Our vision is to one day live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. And that is what we work towards every day.
We are looking for a new team member as Branch Partnership Manager.
- 35 hours per week (averaged over a week) including regular evening and weekend working will be required to attend branch trustee meetings (virtual and/or in person) and any other reasonable duties. An RSPCA vehicle will be provided to carry out these duties.
- Must have a full and valid UK driving licence
We role model our values through our people culture and keep connected through regular check-in’s and team meetings, your colleagues are always on hand to support or chat. It’s important to us that you feel part of our team from the get go!
Are you ready to be part of our journey and make a difference?
We offer a wide range of benefits to recognise your contributions at RSPCA.
- 35 hour week
- Great Annual Leave benefits – 25 days annual leave on joining increasing each year to a maximum of 31 days (pro rata for part-time)
- Additional Society day around Christmas.
- Flexibility in hours – with the introduction of Core Hours staff can work their 35 hours flexibly across Monday to Friday. Core hours are 10.00am – 15.00 (please note this isn’t available for our frontline animal care roles)
- Generous pension scheme
- Career development through our in-house Learning & Development training
- Charity worker discounts: Access to hundreds of discounts across many retailers, travel, insurance & cinema tickets.
- Dog friendly offices at our London & South East Hub!
Our new strategy to 2030 is ambitious and demonstrates that the Society is an organisation that continues to adapt, innovate, and collaborate to deliver its mission and vision. Central to this is achieving our eight ambitions and priorities set out in our Strategy to 2030.
Branches are vital in the delivery of this strategy as they collectively carry out approximately 80% of the rehoming work undertaken by the RSPCA network and up to 90% of the welfare activities (neutering, microchipping, and provision of low cost veterinary treatment).
About the role
As a Branch Partnership Manager, you will provide a vital link between our network of 140 branches (each of which are separately registered charities) and the National Society. Branches are hugely varied in terms of size and resource and you will help support and develop branches in the way they deliver animal welfare in their local area, how they support the Inspectorate, and ensure they remain sustainable into the future.
Key to this role is the provision of governance and compliance support to a designated collection of independently registered branches and to act as a business partner to best support branches with their animal welfare delivery and ongoing partnership with the RSPCA.
What will your day to day activities include?
- Providing a business support function to our branch network and to support the implementation of a new governance framework.
- Providing a compliance function to the branch network ensuring they meet regulatory requirements and continue to deliver their charitable objects.
- Creating positive relationships with the branch network in order to influence strategic direction and align branches with our 2030 strategy.
- Supporting branch development in terms of animal welfare service delivery, sustainability, and governance and compliance requirements.
- Being the link between the National Society and our branch network, encouraging aligned ways of working and to represent the branch network’s voice to stakeholders across the organisation.
Do you believe you have the experience, skills, and qualities we are looking for? We would love to hear from you!
We are looking for someone who builds relationships and partnerships with ease, an experienced communicator and someone who can adapt to an organisation currently undergoing transformational change. An animal lover, who will be supportive of our mission and purpose and understand the importance of partnership working and innovation to continually improve animal welfare delivery.
A great Branch Partnership Manager will be someone with an eye for detail, the ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities, with an aptitude for policy and process, who would therefore be able to support a branch with meeting their regulatory requirements, whilst also delivering on their charitable purpose. The Branch Partnership Manager role is varied and there are opportunities to both creatively problem solve, as well as develop innovative solutions for animal welfare delivery and charity sustainability.
A candidate with transferable skills from a previous role in charity or business management, or experience in a role with governance or compliance responsibilities would have relevant experience for this role.
Skills and Abilities
Influence and Engagement – Ability to influence, motivate and empower others to reach organisational goals. Solid negotiation skills. Will recognise the value of sharing ideas, knowledge and information with others and take personal responsibility for doing so. Works for a win-win outcome when resolving differences.
- Business Planning – Experience of business & financial planning to support trustee boards to create a sustainable strategy.
- Agile – Ability to handle high volume, complex and competing workloads. An eye for detail.
Communication – Builds relationships with ease through strong communication skills and building of trust. Project Management – Experience of leading and managing projects with multiple stakeholders in order to deliver efficiencies and/or new areas of improvement. Policy and process driven.
This role will see you developing proactive initiatives across the National Society and the Branch network whilst also managing situations in pressurised environments, so you must be able to balance your workload by being proactive and reactive and prioritising tasks according to the organisation’s needs. With national coverage, our branch network is dispersed across England and Wales and you will be providing support to trustees, volunteers and our branches across a wide geographical area. Whatever your background, you will value the role that the RSPCA plays now and recognise its potential for change to achieve greater ambition in the future.
We are really lucky that some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason we review applications as they are received, unfortunately on some occasions this means roles may close earlier than advertised; so early submissions are highly recommended.
We do try to give feedback where we can but sometimes due to receiving high levels of applications, this may not always be possible
We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to achieving our core mission. For this reason we actively encourage a wide diversity of applications – in particular from members of minority ethnic groups, and people with disabilities – as these candidates are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.
Should you need any support with your application or interview process please contact email@example.com
Our mission is to ensure animals have a good life by rescuing and caring for those in need, by advocating on behalf of all animals and by inspiring everyone to treat them with compassion and respect
- Salary Offer £30,991 to £36,461 per annum