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Click on the + sign next to the department you're interested in to expand the list of roles in that area (click again when it's a - sign to collapse). Check column H to see if there are any vacancies for each role. If so, you'll find more information about the role on the link in column E. If you're interested, visit starlighttrust.org.uk/help-us/volunteer to sign up
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DEPARTMENTROLE NAMEKEY TASKSKEY REQUIREMENTS
ROLE INFORMATION
CURRENT ROLE HOLDERSVACANCIES?
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Charity Management
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Managing TrusteesUndertake the day to running of the charity

Make the key decisions
--Sarah
Dave
No
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TrusteesSupport the Managing Trustees in making key decisions and running the charityPassionate about our work

Able to offer a significant amount of time

Experienced in an area of our operation or in charity management
-Amanda
Louise
Yes
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TreasurerMaintain a record of income and expenditure

Manage the charity's bank and other financial accounts

Process Gift Aid claims
--DaveNo
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WebmasterMaintain the charity's websitesSignificant technical skills including experience with managing wordpress sitesClick here for more informationSarah is doing her best with this but it needs someone who actually knows what they're doing really!Yes
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Social Media AssistantSpread the word about our work, our animals and our message by managing and sharing information to our various social media accountsSome experience with using popular social media platformsClick here for more informationYes
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Fundraising AssistantHelps raise funds for example by representing us at events, running online auctions or contacting organisations for donationsVarious levels of involvement are available from simply managing stalls to organising events and writing grant proposals.

For the latter, strong organisational skills and relevant experience will be needed and you'll need to be proactive and fairly self sufficient.
Click here for more informationYes
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Donated Goods ManagerStore donated cages etc and sell them via eBay and similar tools to raise fundsNeeds to be local

Will need a storage area such as a shed, garage or spare room

Comfortable with online selling
Click here for more informationYes
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Animal Rescue
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Animal Care ManagerUndertakes most of the animal care tasks eg cleaning, feeding, medicating

Takes decisions about home offers, releasability etc
--SarahNo
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Animal Care AssistantAssists with animal care tasks such as cleaning and feeding--DaveNo
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Foster Carer (Releasable Pigeons)Cares for pigeons who can be released while they recover and prepare for releaseLocal

Needs to have an area in their garden which could accommodate an aviary

Ideally some experience of caring for pigeons or other birds

Pigeons should already be visiting the garden for food. Neighbours will need to be 'on side'
Click here for more informationLouise

Paul
Yes
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Foster Carer (Resident Pigeons)Cares for resident pigeons ensuring they are clean, fed and healthyLocal

Needs to have an area in their garden which could accommodate an aviary

Ideally some experience of caring for pigeons or other birds
Click here for more informationNatalie

Alison T
Yes
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Foster Carer (Rodents)Caring for rodents while they wait for their new home, helping to socialise them and get them ready for homing

Providing input into assessing the right home for the animals
Local

Experience of caring for the relevant species

Must have an existing relationship with the charity, ideally as a previous adopter
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Lana-May

Louise

Natalie

Alison W
No
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Animal Rescue & Transport OfficerCollecting animals from finders and surrenderers and bringing them to us for care

Taking animals to or collecting them from the vet when they are undergoing procedures

Moving animals between HQ, foster carers and release sites
Local

Access to a vehicle and in possession of a clean driving licence
Click here for more information
Dave

Louise

Dawn

Carly
Yes
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Rehoming AssistantAdvertising' our animals needing homes on websitesComfortable with using various websites

Some knowledge of rodent species preferred
-Sarah FNo
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Amazon Wishlist AssistantReceiving deliveries of donations from our wishlist

Entering details on to our database
Local

At home most of the day

Some understanding of animal 'paraphernalia'
-ShuriNo
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Wildlife Services
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Wildlife Services ManagerCreates content for helpwildlife.co.uk

Responds to requests for advice and assistance via the site and related media
Experience of wildlife rescue and care

Good written skills
-SarahNo
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Deputy Wildlife Services ManagerAssists with responing to requests for advice and assistance especially via the helpwildlife facebook page and group

Helps to maintain the 'Community Heroes' scheme
Experience of wildlife rescue and care

Excellent problem solving skills

Comfortable with facebook and other websites
-LouiseNo
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Assistant Directory Administrator (HelpWildlife)Edit the helpwildlife.co.uk directory to reflect changes in contact information.

Adds new rescue listings and removes those which have closed
Familiarity with wordpress and basic htmlClick here for more informationPennyYes
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Directory Maintenance Assistant (HelpWildlife)Helps keep our directory listings up to date by checking the internet and contacting rescues to check the information is correct.Able to conduct online research

Comfortable contacting wildlife rescue groups by email or phone
Click here for more informationChrisYes
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Small Pet Services
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Small Pets Services ManagerCreates content for smallpetsmatter.co.uk

Responds to requests for advice and assistance via the site and related media
Experience of rodent rescue and care

Good written skills
Yes
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Directory Maintenance Assistant (SmallPetsMatter)
Click here for more informationYes
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