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TAYLORS REHOMING CENTRE

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CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT REPORTING CRUELTY OR ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS

We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and are primarily responsible for raising funds locally.  We ARE NOT funded daily by the National RSPCA or donations made to it, please support our vital work for local animals directly.

Taylors Open Day 2023

Thanks so much to everyone who supported the event - we raised 4,104.47 for the animals!

Weymouth Charity Shop Supervisor

Casual Worker

We have a vacancy for a Casual Worker Charity Shop Supervisor at our new Weymouth shop

 The successful candidate will be offered work to cover for our permanent staff when they are on holiday or unable to work due to illness

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate good retail experience, an ability to work under pressure and as part of a team, good ideas for presenting donated goods for sale and the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers.  Salary 10.42 per hour.  The working day is from 9.30 to 5.00 and you may be offered either a full day or half day's work. Work may sometimes be offered at short notice if it is to cover for unexpected staff absences.

 An application form can be downloaded here (Word Doc)

 An application form can be downloaded here (pdf)

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with making our new shop a success, helping to raise vital funds for Taylors Rehoming Centre.

Please post your completed application form to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH, or email to the address on our website.

We cannot consider any CVs without a fully completed application form which can be downloaded above

Weymouth Charity Shop Supervisor

Permanent - Saturdays

We have a vacancy for a Charity Shop Supervisor at our new Weymouth shop. 

The hours are 9.30am 5.00pm on Saturdays.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate good retail experience, an ability to work under pressure and as part of a team, good ideas for presenting donated goods for sale and the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers.  Salary 10.42 per hour. 7 hours per week.  There will be the opportunity to work additional days to cover colleague absence from time to time.

 An application form can be downloaded here (Word Doc)

 An application form can be downloaded here (pdf)

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with making our new shop a success, helping to raise vital funds for Taylors Rehoming Centre.

Please post your completed application form to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH

We cannot consider any CVs without a fully completed application form which can be downloaded above

Full Time Animal Care Assistant at

RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre

We have a vacancy for a Full Time Animal Care Assistant at RSPCA Taylors Rehoming Centre

Working hours will be 7 hours a day and will include both Saturday and Sunday working every week

Salary is 19,038

Applicants must have professional experience of animal care.  Applicants need to be able to demonstrate confidence and compassion when handling animals, and be able to perform cleaning duties to meticulous standards.  Duties will include a lot of cleaning of animal pens and facilities, health checking animals and taking responsibility for maintaining exceptional standards of animal care. 

 An application form can be downloaded here (Word Doc)

 An application form can be downloaded here (pdf)

Please email or post your completed application form to RSPCA West Dorset Branch, PO Box 5460, Weymouth, DT3 6WH

We need to receive your completed application form by 30 September

Our new Weymouth Shop is now open!

We are at 119 Dorchester Road

Please do pop in and see us!

Shop Volunteers needed

Our Bridport, Sherborne and Weymouth Shops are in need of more volunteers!

If this is something you would like to find out more about, please get in touch!

We particularly need volunteers for our new Weymouth shop!

Ready to apply? Please fill out our

Online Volunteer Application Form

Treasurer Needed

Do you have accountancy/bookkeeping skills? We are looking for a qualified accountant or bookkeeper to undertake the Treasurer's role for RSPCA West Dorset Branch, and to provide financial guidance and direction for the charity.

Duties will include

       overseeing the reconciliation of income and expenditure on Xero (this is undertaken externally, but as Treasurer you would have the overall responsibility of ensuring accuracy)

       producing monthly reports for trustee meetings

       preparing the accounts each year for external audit

       negotiating contracts with new suppliers

       setting budgets

       working with your fellow trustees to provide overall financial direction for the charity

       participating actively in trustee meetings (which are held online, once a month) and taking an active role in the governance of the Charity

Required Skills and knowledge

       accountancy/bookkeeping qualifications

       working knowledge of Xero (or similar software package)

       IT skills including a good working knowledge of Excel

       strong communication skills

Training and support

       Training and assistance will be provided. Most of the work is PC based and you can work from home at your convenience.  The role can generally be performed remotely, and most meetings are held online.

       This role provides an excellent insight into the running of a local charity and is a brilliant opportunity to develop new skills and put existing skills to great use. There are also opportunities to become involved with the animals in our rehoming centre and see how what you do makes a real difference to their lives and future.

What are we looking for?

         accountancy/bookkeeping experience is required.

         working knowledge of Xero or similar software is required

         this is primarily a governance / management role and we are looking for a skilled professional to provide financial direction for the branch.

         committed to animal welfare and the purpose of the charity

Ready to apply? Please fill out our

Online Volunteer Application Form

Annual Report and Accounts

Click on the cover to open

Click here for our full 2022 accounts

Rehoming statistics

In 2022 we rehomed

69 cats

14 rabbits

36 small animals and birds

Since Taylors opened we have found homes for over 11,000 animals!

Needed - Donated Cat Food

Our cats are fed exclusively on Whiskas and Felix, as using a variety of cat foods can upset their tummies. 

If you could donate a few cans or pouches, we would be so grateful. 

Food can be dropped off at Taylor's, or at any of our Charity Shops.

Or you could donate cat food money by PayPal, just send us a message to let us know what it's for.

Buy a tea towel to support us

Great range of superb quality Ulster Weavers and Alex Clark tea towels - available in our charity shops and via our eBay store

RSPCA West Dorset Branch is proud of our no euthanasia policy for healthy re-homeable animals

If you have any queries about our euthanasia policy, please get in touch.

The Animal Welfare Act

"The Five Freedoms"

As well as increasing the penalties for those who inflict the most serious offences, the Animal Welfare Act makes it a legal requirement for pet owners to do what is reasonable to provide for their animal's needs. These are:

a proper diet (food and water)
somewhere suitable to live
any need to be housed with or apart from other animals
allowing them to express normal behaviour
protection from pain, suffering, injury and disease

 


Contact information

RSPCA West Dorset Branch

PO Box 5460

Weymouth

DT3 6WH

T: 01305 259672

E: mail@westdorsetrspca.org

 

RSPCA West Dorset Branch is a separate charity affiliated to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).  We cover the towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) and the surrounding villages.  Our priorities are the welfare and rehoming of local animals.  We raise our funds within the Branch boundaries and all money raised is spent within the area.  We are responsible for "Taylors Rehoming Centre" at Kingston Maurward, Dorchester.

If you wish to report an Animal Emergency or have concerns regarding the welfare of an animal please telephone 0300 1234 999.  Please also call this number if you need to have an unowned or wild animal collected.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING EMERGENCIES OR CRUELTY

CALL 0300 1234 999 AND REPORT THE MATTER TO THE RSPCA NATIONAL CALL CENTRE