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Community Engagement Manager

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000
Contract: Permanent contract, 35 hours per week, mainly Monday-Friday 09.00-16.30 however some weekend work and out of hours work will be required.
Closing Date: 6 August 2021 (interviews to be conducted on 16 August)

We are delighted to be recruiting the brand-new role of Community Engagement Manager to the Home.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our expanding community outreach strategy looking to support pets and their owners in the community and keep pets in loving homes where possible.

The role will be the driving force behind our community outreach strategy, utilising our volunteering and education programmes to expand our outreach into the wider community and support we provide for pet owners in crisis. You will be the face of the Home in the community, working with new and existing partners to support pets and their owners across the community.

You will direct our volunteering function to support this strategy as well as to support our core mission and functions. You will engage our education programme to continue to raise awareness on animal welfare issues but also support responsible pet ownership and give owners the tools to care for their pets in their own home.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about tackling social vulnerabilities and has experience of similar community outreach projects, who is sensitive to the challenges those in the community face and with the ability to engage with and communicate with a variety of stakeholders.

For more information please refer to the Job Description. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form and send it to
We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you within 1 week of the closing date.

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Living Wage Employer

In 2019 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home became a living wage employer, Scotland’s first Animal Welfare organisation to take this prestigious title. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Home, receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £8.21 per hour.

Since joining the scheme the Home has picked up Best Newcomer at the 2019 Living Wage Awards, recognising its commitment to its staff  and their understanding that happy people mean happy animals.

Show The Salary

Show The Salary was born out of frustration at the lack of action being taken to address pay gaps and inequality in the charity sector. At the heart of the campaign is a commitment to fairness and equity, and to the people with lived experience of the impact of salary secrecy.

The Home fully supports this campaign and wants to be part of something that helps tackle discrimination and inequality.

About Us

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, working in partnership with local authorities and police services by welcoming lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Our Mission: To rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Our Vision: To create a community where unwanted and mistreated animals are given a voice and a second chance for a happy and forever home; and where anybody who can, will act to advocate for animals still suffering.


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