Centre Manager - Nelson


Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

May 4

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Contract: Permanent, full-time role

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location: SPCA Centre Nelson

About the role

The SPCA Nelson Centre is looking for an experienced People Leader who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. This role provides the right candidate the chance to make a positive difference for the animals of Nelson. 

This is a busy position, where no two days will be the same, the successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, technologically savvy, energetic, passionate about providing positive welfare outcomes for animals and show a high level of initiative. 

Problem solving is also an important aspect to this role, and so a 'can-do' and 'think outside the box' mind-set is a must. 

Key Responsibilities and Purpose of the role: 

· Managing and being involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Centre including timely, legal and transparent management of staff.

· Ensuring a safe and supportive working environment where staff and volunteers are led to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively

· Promotes unity by developing and maintaining strong relationships with other SPCA Centres

· Develop and maintain community relationships and the local reputation of the SPCA brand.

· Ensuring compliance with all statutory and legal obligations of the Centre and adherence with all established guidelines, protocols and policies.

· Ensuring that animal welfare is always a primary consideration, and all animals under the responsibility of SPCA Nelson are cared for appropriately

· Proactively managing and embedding a culture of Health & Safety

What we can offer you

· An opportunity to make an actual difference for New Zealand’s animals

· A chance to work with highly passionate people

What we need from you 

· Proven experience in management, and importantly effective management of a high performing team.

· Have previous experience working in a similar role. 

· Experience and knowledge in managing or working with volunteers.

· Have practical animal-handling experience and knowledge.

· The ability to work to a budget, meet deadlines and achieve targets.

· Have excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to handle conflict situations and a friendly and positive attitude.

· Demonstrate empathy and resilience.

· Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, and be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads.

· Have excellent computer skills.

· Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and must have a love for working with both people and animals.

· Have a full and current NZ driver’s license and the ability to confidently drive both manual and automatic vehicles.

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now! To find out more about us, go here https://www.spca.nz/what-we-do

Applications without a cover letter stating why you feel you are suited to this role, will NOT be considered. 

Applications close Sunday 16th May 2021.

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