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General Manager

RSPCA Danaher Animal Home
CM7 4EQ, Braintree
£45,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience)
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Experienced and proactive candidate sought for General Manager role at Danaher Animal Home, an independent Essex/Suffolk-based animal charity with a turnover of c£800,000pa. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape our charity’s future strategy and policy, ensuring we have the systems and skills in place to fulfill our missions and goals of delivering excellence in animal rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming.

The ideal candidate will bring fresh ideas and impetus to help the charity respond to today’s challenges; to include increasing income generation, management oversight of our retail shops, education/community outreach programme, partnership development and overall brand awareness. Experience in some/all of these areas would be an advantage, although not essential.

We are looking for someone who will work alongside our existing teams, reporting to (and working with) our Board of Trustees. Strong leadership, day-to-day management and financial skills, understanding of compliance, capital projects, Governance and HR processes, good organisational ability, excellent communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills will be required; together with a flexible approach in responding to the everyday challenges of running a charity.

The successful candidate will work with the Board of Trustees to help identify a strong pathway which secures Danaher’s existing reputation as a respected and well-known animal rehoming centre (especially with organisations such as the RSPCA and local councils), while also securing its independent financial future.

It is anticipated that additional team appointments maybe also required and the Board will look to the new incumbent to take a proactive role in identifying both these areas and the employee structure required for the future.


Location: Wethersfield, Essex (Potential for flexible/remote working, although a minimum of 3 days a week on site required)

Role: Permanent

Salary: £45,000-£50,000 (depending on experience)

Closing date: February 11 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Note: While Danaher Animal Home is affiliated to the RSPCA, it operates independently and is responsible for its own governance and management. It receives no financial support from the RSPCA or any other body.


Danaher is an independent registered animal rescue charity based in Wethersfield, Essex.

Each year we rehome hundreds of lost, abandoned or ill-treated dogs, cats, and small animals, none of which would be possible without your support. Please help an animal find a new loving home by adopting one today.

Whilst affiliated with the RSPCA, we are an entirely self-funding charity which could not exist without our generous supporters and volunteers, whom we cannot thank enough.

Find Us
0300 111 4321
RSPCA Danaher Animal Home
Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road
United Kingdom
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