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JOB VACANCY: Pets as Therapy – Chief Executive Officer

July 13, 2021

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer – Pets as Therapy

Responsible to: Board of Trustees through the Chair

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)

Salary: £50,000 to £55,000  (depending on experience)

Location Head Office: Hampden House, Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove, Oxon, OX44 7RW

Term: Full-time, Permanent

Special Conditions: Based at Head Office with some opportunity to work from home. Travel and some evening and weekend working when required.

Closing date: Friday 9th August 2021

Formed in 1983, Pets as Therapy (PAT) enhances health and well-being in the community through the facilitation of visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. Visiting hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, schools and a variety of other venues throughout the UK, we enable an improved quality of life for thousands of people every year.

Our therapeutic visits:

  • Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness and stress;
  • Improve the lives of people suffering from physical psychological and social health conditions and illnesses such as Autism, Dementia and Stroke by including animal assisted interventions as part of a holistic approach to treatment;
  • Improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading through our Read2dogs and Write2dogs schemes.

Our model of facilitating thousands of volunteers to make visits nationwide enables us to have a major impact in an incredibly cost-effective way. Pet owners’ willingness to share their beloved animal with other people enables PAT to change lives for the better.

The CEO is responsible for the leadership, the overall strategic direction of the Charity, working with the Chair and Board, and the delivery of all its activities to ensure it meets the needs of the people it exists for in the most effective way for the future.

Full job description: CEO Full Job Description (002)

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