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Current vacancies:

  • Digital Production Assistant
  • Head of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
  • Head of Marketing, Communications & Development

 


Digital Production Assistant

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Overview of the role

The Digital Production Assistant will create eye-catching multimedia content that will form part of our marketing assets designed to raise the profile and awareness of the charity. Using your creative talent and technical skills, you will take responsibility for all aspects of production, from initial conception through to post-production editing to create content that supports all of our charitable activities. This role is primarily focused on video production and post-production, but an interest, aptitude or experience in animation, stills photography or podcasting would be advantageous to this role.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Work closely with Marketing Communications Manager to develop an annual production schedule, based on organisational needs
  • Work closely with Head of Marketing, Communications & Development (“MCD”) and the Marketing Communications Manager to identify and exploit opportunities for multimedia content to add value to existing activities, e.g. social media, website, events & conferences and online courses
  • Work closely with the MCD team to create multimedia content with a strong creative element
  • Act as project manager for agreed multimedia projects, managing workflow transparently whilst keeping stakeholders informed throughout
  • Work closely with subject matter experts inside (e.g. Cat Advocacy, ISFM) and outside the charity (e.g. ISFM Academy) to provide technical input to the creation of strong, authoritative and impactful content
  • Manage and maintain in-house equipment in good working order
  • Manage and maintain an up-to-date in-house resource library of digital assets
  • Maintain brand values and design styles
  • Responsible for following company H&S policy, reporting or flagging up any risks identified to your line manager
  • Ensure data protection for all data held on members, clients and the company – liaising with your line manager or Data Protection Manager on any issues or concerns

Person Specification:

Specifications Essential Desirable

Strong video production and post-production technical skills

X

A track record of producing high quality video for a variety of audiences

X

A thorough knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro

X

Understanding of best practice for video on all social media platforms

X

Proven ability to come up with creative video ideas

X

A self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively with people at different levels

X

Ability to manage multimedia projects – prioritising, multitasking and achieving work to agreed deadlines

X

Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the ethos and values of the charity

X

Must demonstrate tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in all aspects of the role

X

Strong writing and storytelling ability, including evidence of scriptwriting for video or broadcast

X

Experience in the creation of animations and use of Adobe Animate or similar

X

Experience of stills photography and use of Adobe Photoshop

X

Experience of podcasting and use of audio editing software (e.g. Audacity, Pro Logic or similar)

X

Please send your application letter and CV to:

Patricia Hawkhead, HR Director: patricia.hawkhead@icatcare.org

 


Head of ISFM

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Overview of the role

International Cat Care is seeking to appoint a Head of ISFM who will oversee the work of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the charity’s veterinary division and will play a critical role in the Charity’s development during changes which are imminent within the sector. The post holder will lead the ISFM division, which includes the ISFM veterinary publications department, Feline Focus magazine for veterinary nurses and ISFM’s programmes Cat Friendly Clinic and Cat Care for Life, to amplify the charity’s impact through the veterinary profession. The post holder will also act as a veterinary spokesperson for iCatCare and ensure that we integrate veterinary considerations across all our cat welfare work.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Provide effective leadership within ISFM and iCatCare to bring together veterinary direction and activities, creating an environment in which team members feel motivated and supported in their work.
  • To champion feline veterinary expertise for the charity, providing appropriate interpretation to Trustees and the Executive Team.
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive to maintain good links with key stakeholders within the veterinary profession.
  • Work closely with the Operations Director to translate iCatCare’s strategy into an operational plan and budget for ISFM, with clear and aligned team priorities and individual objectives.
  • Work closely with the Head of Cat Advocacy to ensure that respective programmes and content are fully aligned and that we are leveraging expertise in feline medicine and behaviour across the organisation.
  • Work closely with the Head of Learning to identify opportunities for veterinary distance education.
  • Work closely with the ISFM Academy Lead to ensure we leverage the collective expertise of ISFM Academy members for the further development of ISFM activities, such as the European and Asia Pacific Congresses, our publications, courses and community knowledge creation and sharing.
  • Work closely with the Head of Marketing, Community and Development to create integrated marketing activities and campaigns, as well as ISFM community content for veterinarians.
  • Provide leadership for Cat Friendly Clinic and Cat Care for Life programmes and develop and maintain the momentum of the programmes in liaison with sponsors and iCatCare colleagues.
  • Identify and highlight topics where advice or discussion is required or problems are being raised by stakeholders (working with the ISFM Academy Lead as required), providing input for the ISFM community.
  • Lecture and travel as required to promote the charity’s work and programmes.
  • Provide veterinary leadership and input into strategic relationships such as AAFP and Sage as JFMS co-publication partners.
  • Act as an expert spokesperson for the charity on relevant topics.
  • Help to drive interest and content on our community platform, providing liaison with contributing veterinarians.
  • Work with National Partners to develop the network and integrate into the veterinary community to promote ISFM and iCatCare.
  • Represent the charity at meetings and conferences.
  • Line-management responsibilities including; carrying out performance development appraisals and holding regular 121 meetings to set objectives, provide support and guidance as per company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe working practices, any risks reported, manage and maintain data protection for all members, client and company data – liaising with Data Protection Manager (DPM) on any issues or concerns.

Person Specification:

Specifications Essential Desirable
A clear commitment to, and understanding of, cat welfare issues X
A commitment to the vision, aims, ethos and values of International Cat Care X
An experienced veterinary professional with a proven interest in feline medicine X
Proven knowledge of high level understanding of cat welfare and its relevance in various situations and ability to communicate cat welfare needs X
Understanding of the charity philosophy to lead on approach and development of policy on issues which arise X
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively with people at different levels and across different disciplines within the charity X
A team player, able to manage their own workload as well as with with and support others and deliver to agreed standards and targets. X
Ability to motivate and lead the team; building positive relationships of support, a focused professional learning environment and sustainable working practices X
Comfortable with being both hands-on and strategic, with a practical, ’can-do’ approach to working with limited resources X
Ability to synthesise information to be understandable and acceptable to the relevant stakeholders X
Proven ability at lecturing internationally in order to represent the charity at meetings, events, conferences or in the media X
Postgraduate qualification in feline medicine X
Ability to recognise areas of difficulty/contention/interest for the relevant stakeholders in relation to cat welfare and to suggest and lead on approaches to developing and sharing resources to improve the situation. X
Have an understanding for the needs of sponsors and corporate partners and display tact and confidentiality where required.  

X

Please send your application letter and CV to:

Tony Cooke, Operations Director: tony.cooke@icatcare.org
Patricia Hawkhead, HR Director: patricia.hawkhead@icatcare.org


Head of Marketing, Communications & Development

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Introduction and overview of the role:

We have recently gone through a re-structure and period of change and now have a new Head of Marketing, Communications and Development role.  The person we are looking for will oversee the establishment, operational delivery and longer-term development of our current very able support function/s. You will provide joined up support to both our executive leadership and our market-focused teams across brand, marketing communications, multi-channel content production, stakeholder engagement, public affairs, key account management, sponsorship and fundraising. Previous management of a team of functional specialists in any or all of the above areas would be ideal.

Person specification

Specifications Essential Desirable
A clear commitment to, and understanding of, cat welfare issues X
A commitment to the vision, aims, ethos and values of International Cat Care X
A team player, able to manage their own workload as well as work with and support others and deliver to agreed standards and targets. X
An understanding of effective strategic and operational planning and the ability to translate these into appropriate, stretching targets and meaningful performance measures at team and individual levels. X
Line management experience – leading individuals at middle and junior management levels to achieve their potential as individuals and as a team. X
Ability to motivate and lead the team: building positive relationships of support, a focused, professional learning environment and sustainable working practices. X
Significant track record of leading successful strategic marketing, communications and fundraising initiatives across multiple sectors, whether in-house or agency (or both). X
Strong project management skills, with the ability to think and plan strategically for an organisation’s resources. X
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively with people at different levels. X
High analytical ability, with the capacity to use analysis to find and promote solutions. X
Proven ability to lead stakeholder engagement planning within a comparable organisation. X
Comfortable with being both hands-on and strategic, with a pragmatic, ‘can-do’ approach to working with limited resources. X
Experience of, and aptitude for, copy-writing and editing, including the creation of compelling and professional fundraising and campaign materials. X
Exceptional attention to detail. X
High level understanding of strategic marketing processes and techniques, current developments and trends. X
Excellent media handling skills with the ability to act as a spokesperson. X
A broad understanding of the fundraising landscape, ideally with knowledge of animal welfare charities. X
Experience of fundraising approaches including, for example, major gifts, grants or personal giving. X
High level IT competence including the use of Microsoft Office packages and CRM systems (such as Salesforce). X

Please send your application letter and CV to:

Tony Cooke, Operations Director: tony.cooke@icatcare.org
Patricia Hawkhead, HR Director: patricia.hawkhead@icatcare.org