Starlight Trust Goals 2017
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GOALSUPPORTING OBJECTIVESSPECIFIC TASKSTASK OWNED BYSUPPORTED BY
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1) Rescue and protect pet rodents and injured pigeons with a view to finding pet rodents new homes and facilitating the return to the wild of injured pigeons1a) Increase capacity and ensure space and other resources are used efficiently and effectivelySecure sites for further aviaries for assessment, release and long term care of pigeonsAnimal Care ManagerFoster Carer (Releasable Pigeons)

Foster Carer (Resident Pigeons)
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Assess requests for help with rehoming rodents to ensure the appropriate balance between quality of care and quantity of animals helped is maintainedAnimal Care ManagerN/A
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Write up details of volunteer roles and recruit assistance where possible to increase available space and timeManaging TrusteesN/A
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1b) Improve the quality of animal facilitiesRefurbish the main animal room by
- designing and purchasing new custom made cages
- ordering a new custom made room divider
- ordering custom cut perspex sheets to provide dividers between cages and allow tops of cages to be used for stoage
- ordering new metal 'tic-tac' wheels to provide larger diameter wheels for syrian hamsters and non-chewable options for degus and chinchillas
Animal Care ManagerTreasurer
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1c) Find homes for rehomeable animalsAssess adoption applications, make a decision on suitability and match homes with a suitable, available animalAnimal Care ManagerN/A
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Maintain the starlighttrust.org.uk website with details of current animalsWebmasterN/A
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Advertise' available animals on suitable sitesAnimal Care ManagerRehoming Assistant
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Create a list of suitable advertising sites for use by Rehoming AssistantAnimal Care ManagerN/A
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Share facebook posts advertising animals needing homes on other trust social mediaAnimal Care ManagerSocial Media Assistant
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Embed relevant updates on individual animals' website pagesWebmasterN/A
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1d) Ensure health and happiness of animals in our careUndertake animal care tasks including
- cleaning of cages
- healthchecks
- vet visits as required
- adminstering medications as required
- administering supportive feeds as required
- handling, socialising and free ranging of rodents
Animal Care ManagerAnimal Care Assistant

Foster Carer (Rodents)

Foster Carer (Releaseable Pigeons)

Animal Rescue and Transport Officer
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1e) Ensure the ongoing welfare of animals in their new homesKeep in contact with adopters to check on the animal’s health and wellbeing, providing advice and support as needed.Animal Care ManagerN/A
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2) Maintain helpwildlife.co.uk in order to provide advice to members of the public who find sick, injured or apparently orphaned wildlife, facilitate contact between the public and wildlife rescues, promote the welfare of all wildlife regarding of status, and educate the public about the legal and ethical implications of our interactions with them2a) Provide clear, up to date information on the helpwildlife.co.uk advice pagesConduct annual reviews of advice pages, ensuring information is clear and up to date, and responding to and incorporating feedback from wildlife rescuers.WebmasterN/A
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2b) Ensure the directory of wildlife rescuers on helpwildlife.co.uk is clear, easy to use and kept up to dateCheck the accuracy of directory listings and submit feedback for processingWebmasterDirectory Maintenance Assistant
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Update all listings to the new layout to help ensure clarityWebmasterDirectory Maintenance Assistant
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2c) Use social media such as the HelpWildlife facebook page to educate the public about issues facing wildlife and the work of wildlife rescuers.Look for suitable stories and educational materials to share on social media pagesWebmaster
Social Media Assistant
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2d) Provide advice on humane, holistic methods of resolving conflicts with wildlife which might be considered ‘pests’Maintain the 'pest' pages on helpwildlife.co.uk to ensure they provide up to date, helpful advice and clearly explain the reasons against lethal control methods.WebmasterN/A
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3) Maintain smallpetsmatter.co.uk in order to provide advice to members of the public caring for or considering caring for pet rodents, facilitate contact between the public and small pet rescues, and promote the welfare of small pets.3a) Provide clear, accurate information about husbandry on the smallpetsmatter.co.uk advice pages, ensuring the highest standards of welfare are reflectedConduct annual reviews of advice pages, ensuring information is clear and up to date, and responding to and incorporating feedback from small pet rescuers.Webmaster/ Animal Care ManagerN/A
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3b) Ensure the directory of small pet rescues on smallpetsmatter.co.uk is clear, easy to use and kept up to dateUpgrade the site to wordpress to ensure ease of use and updatingWebmasterN/A
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3c) Use social media such as the SmallPetsMatter facebook page to educate the public about pet rodent welfare and the work of small pet rescues.Look for suitable stories, educational materials and animals needing homes and share on social media pagesWebmaster
Social Media Assistant
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4) Ensure the trust is run to a high standard with all animals protected and well cared for and finances used responsibly and all activities are undetaken in keeping with our goals and values4a) Raise funds and gain resources to ensure the trust can continue its work and provide for the needs of the animals in its care. Minimise spend on anything not of direct benefit to the trust's objectives and be open about how funds are spent.Maintain the amazon wishlist with details of food and equipment needed, take receipt of parcels, add details to the database and ensure donors are thanked for their contribution where possible.Animal Care ManagerAmazon Wishlist Assistant
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Raise awareness of other ways to donate and raise funds e.g. easyfundraisingManaging TrusteesTreasurer
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Consider selling advertising on helpwildlife.co.ukWebmasterN/A
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Maintain a record of goods and funds received and spentManaging TrusteesTreasurer
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Maintain schemes for the sponsorship of cages and permanent residentsAnimal Care ManagerN/A
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Produce annual report detailing core and financial activitiesManaging TrusteesN/A
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4b) Spread awareness of the trusts work and valuesCreate leaflets and other materials for display and distribution at fundraising eventsManaging TrusteesN/A
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4c) Ensure all necessary legal documents are in place such as a constitution, and that the trust has an appropriate trustee structureUpdate trustee information with HMRC and bankManaging TrusteesTrustees
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Conduct regular trustee meetingsManaging TrusteesTrustees
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4d) Put in place emergency plans to ensure that disruption to animal care is minimised in case of unavailability of animal care managerEnsure the animal database is updated daily with details of care and medical activities, and that all current animals have a completed assessment form within two weeks of arrival. Animal Care ManagerAnimal Care Assistant

Foster Carer (Rodents)

Foster Carer (Releaseable Pigeons)
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Ensure trustees have access to online accounts needed to access animal care, fostering and rehoming informationManaging TrusteesTrustees
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4e) Put in place emergency plans to ensure the continued operation or smooth closure of the trust in case of unavailability of managing trusteesCreate an emergency plan which details what activities need to be undertaken and provides a guide to important resources and information, and ensure capability to enact it is in place. Managing TrusteesTrustees
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4f) Work openly, keeping supporters informed of animals’ progress and other key activitiesWrite a weekly 'Sunday summary', summarising the progress of current guests and highlighting other important informationAnimal Care ManagerFoster Carers
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Provide cage sponsors with monthly updates on how their cages have been utilisedAnimal Care ManagerN/A
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Back date the starlighttrust.org.uk website with animals admitted prior to the website upgradeWebmasterN/A
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