Part time | Annual admin salary £7897.50 plus additional £1920-£2471 for donation sessions depending on your role within the team

The role

Animal charity Pet Blood Bank UK is recruiting for the position of Regional Coordinator, Scotland.

Working closely with the Veterinary Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the successful coordination of donation sessions within your region. With a regional collection team comprising of between 20-30 Vets, Nurses and Donor Assistants, you will be a key person in building relationships with our venues, increasing donor recruitment and retention, and developing our growing pool of regional volunteers whilst striving to make sure our sessions are successful.

Background

Launched in 2007, Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity that provides a blood bank service for all vets across the UK. As part of our charitable remit, our aim is to advance animal health and welfare and to relieve suffering by providing quick and convenient access to blood. Every unit of blood helps save up to four other lives, saving thousands of lives every year.

Our Values

Caring. Pioneering. Real. These are the values Pet Blood Bank UK is built upon. Our values bind us together as a charity and guide everything we do. We expect every team member to know, understand and embody our values, helping to build our reputation as a pioneering, caring and practical charity. Read more about our values.

What you’ll do

As the Regional Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring all the relevant tasks and procedures are adhered to to successfully coordinate donation sessions within your region.

  • You will work closely with the Veterinary Manager who will provide support and guidance on this evolving role.
  • A key part of the role will be the ongoing development and support of donation sessions within your region, ensuring sessions run as efficiently and effectively as possible, whilst increasing donor recruitment and attendance.
  • Restock and maintain the collection session kit, coordinating its movement between sessions with the support of the Donor Admin Team.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that any feedback is communicated between the Veterinary Manager and the regional clinical team at the earliest opportunity.
  • You will work alongside the Veterinary Manager to ensure the region is meeting the key performance indicators set out for the collection teams, looking at methods to motivate the team and encourage them to achieve the most successful outcome for each potential donor.
  • Support the building of a volunteer team within the region, develop a pool of volunteers trained to support sessions, events and where appropriate the transport of kit and blood. Ensure volunteers are working within guidelines and feel valued for the support they provide.
  • As part of this role, you will also be required to build relations with the other departments within Pet Blood Bank and support the communication between the collection team and other departments.

Due to the nature of the work carried out by Pet Blood Bank, flexibility is key to this role, working hours will be flexible but are expected to include some evenings and weekends.

What we need

A excellent communicator (written and verbal) who has a proven background working effectively with a variety of people including peers, clients and volunteers. Good time management, ability to self-motivate, think proactively and be an enthusiastic team player who strives for continued improvement. Experience of working within or knowledge of the charity sector is beneficial.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Holds an animal management or veterinary qualification
  • Has previous team leadership or supervision experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (word, outlook, excel)
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and has access to their own transport
  • Has a confident and professional manner with the ability to problem solve
  • Is committed to positive customer experience
What’s in it for you

In return, we offer full training, competitive salary and a great team working environment.

Further details

This is a flexible role, it comprises of 11.25 hours administration time per week and 24 blood collection sessions annually (2/month) minimum. Flexibility around times work is undertaken is essential and collection sessions are predominantly weekend days. Full training will be given for the role. 

Travel is currently required within the region as the role is required to maintain the collection kit currently located at our Dunfermline offices. A mileage allowance is paid for this, there is no access to a company vehicle. The collection kit storage location can be discussed further at interview. Occasional travel to neighbouring regions or Pet Blood Bank offices (Loughborough) will be required with notice.

For more information or to request a full job description, please caroline.windrum@petbloodbankuk.org

Before applying, please read our Guidance for Candidates. To apply, please complete our application form and email it to HR@petbloodbankuk.org.