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We are committed to strengthening the impact of the rescue centre whilst expanding on the successful community projects we have established to improve animal welfare across our region. We believe that every cat and dog should have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy life and a happy home. So from advice and support, to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming, we exist to positively transform the lives of pets and their owners.


Role Profile


We are looking for someone who has a real passion for animal welfare and understands and appreciates our core purpose and strategy.  Whilst knowledge of the charity sector would be an advantage, it is not essential.


Having reviewed the current skills and experience of the board we would be keen to hear from people with experience in the following:
Animal welfare and behaviour, including those with a veterinary background
(Applicants will need to be 18 years old or over).


Time commitment


The time commitment is approximately 5-10 days a year, with some of this time spent in preparation for meetings. This commitment is expected to be higher in the first year to allow for a full induction.

The full Board meets six times per year in the evening at 6.00pm for a 1.5-2 hour board meeting and once a year for a full day in person on site strategy meeting.  Trustees are also expected to join at least one sub-committee.  Committees meet on average four times per year in the evening for a 1.5 hour committee meeting.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, BCDH has fully embraced digital solutions to make it easier for our trustees to meet. This means that most meetings can be conducted virtually. However, we encourage Trustees to also visit site and meet with our team in person.




Unremunerated voluntary position. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


How to apply and contacting us


Please send a covering letter, or video or audio, detailing the experience and skills you could bring to a Trustee position in relation to the recruitment pack (available to download from our website) and send with your CV to


Closing date for applications is Monday 5 February at 5pm


We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community.

Animal Welfare Trustee


Unremunerated voluntary position. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


5-10 days per year

Contract Type:

Part time


Bath Cats & Dogs Home, The Avenue, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AZ / hybrid remote

Close Date:

Monday, 5 February 2024

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