St Francis Home for Animals is a comparatively small but very busy dog rehoming charity based near Newquay in Cornwall. We have a small team of staff and are heavily dependent on the support and goodwill from our fantastic volunteers and supporters to carry on the excellent work that we do. We are highly regarded by the local community and have a contract with Cornwall Council to take in strays.
We take in other dogs that are seeking new homes for various reasons and, when the dogs are ready, will pro-actively seek new, suitable homes for them. We also support a wide range of community activities and are always looking for new ways to develop education and fundraising initiatives.
As a charity a Board of Trustees leads us and we want to reinforce our existing board in order to progress the charity, in terms of the efficiency of our operations, development for the future, strategic planning and ensuring our financial security.
We are looking for volunteers who may be interested in becoming part of the St Francis Team as a Trustee. With extensive plans for the future of St Francis, we need a strong Board equipped to lead the Charity forward to an even higher standard
Your commitment to St Francis would simply be your time and your experience. This entails attendance at Board meetings held approximately every two months (usually in an evening), and some assistance in planning and implementing new policies especially in the individual’s own area of expertise. Our current Chairman, Jeremy Varcoe, comments that working to give a new life to unhappy dogs is a worthwhile and rewarding means of giving something back to society..
Our essential criteria would be an interest in animal welfare, particularly dogs, and ideally a knowledge and/or understanding of the challenges that this can bring in order to support our very competent team on the ground. If you happen already to be a supporter, in whatever capacity, of St Francis, you will already be well aware of what we do. We are seeking pro-active, positive minded people who will take responsibility for ownership and completion of tasks in their own time to assist our development.
As a Board of Trustees we are particularly looking for people who have expertise in any of the following areas to join us;
• Legal expertise
• Strategy Development
• Construction or architecture
If you feel that you have skills, or indeed other skills not mentioned, that may be of benefit to St Francis Home for Animals, please submit a CV and a covering letter detailing a little about yourself and how you could help us. Closing date for expressions of interest in joining our team would need to be received by Saturday 2nd December.
Please send to Jeremy Varcoe, CMG (Chairman of Trustees), St Francis Home for Animals, Trevelgue Road, Porth, Newquay. TR8 4AT, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org