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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven for dogs and cats since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. The Home benefits from skills and experience of our 60+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving experts and enthusiastic new talent. Our passionate team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.

With an experienced staff team and a highly skilled board of trustees in place the organisation is seeking to appoint a new treasurer. This position forms part of a dedicated team of trustees already in place and would help to strengthen the board and support the organisation into the future.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has an understanding of charity or similar corporate financial governance to join our Board of Trustees; to support the leadership of the charity, drive forward the organisational strategy and bring a solid networking background that can help our aims.

What you will bring

  • Qualified Accountant (ICAS/ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA/CIPA)
  • A strong understanding and experience of finance department operations, preferably with some charity experience
  • Strong communication and influencing skills at a senior level
  • Excellent networking, collaboration and engagement skills
  • Ability to think and work strategically
  • A forward thinking and positive approach to the work of the Home

Application notes

If you are interested in being a Treasurer Trustee at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and believe that you would bring energy and expertise to our Board, please send your CV and a cover letter to Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, CEO.

Please be aware that the recruitment process would involve an interview with the Chief Executive and Chair within four weeks of contact with the interested candidate. Any interested candidate not contacted following the close of advertising will not be considered going forward for the position.


A 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 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00. 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.


Learn news skills while contributing your time to a worthy cause with one of our many administrative, fundraising and other volunteering opportunities at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

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