Deputy Director – Welfare Operations / Head of Welfare Operations
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong)
February 14, 2018
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Canine, Feline, Mixed
Non-Profit Associations, Other
4 Year Degree
This newly created position, Deputy Director-Welfare Operations / Head of Welfare Operations, will report to our Executive Director and will be charged with leading the shelter veterinary care team. The candidate will need to work closely with other departments including the Welfare Strategy and Research Department in order to further develop and enhance the performance of the SPCA(HK)’s Animal Welfare Programmes.
To ensure the efficient and effective execution of the day-to-day duties of the shelter veterinary care team.
To plan and implement a comprehensive, cost-effective health care programme for all animals under the care of the SPCA welfare programmes, ensuring their needs are met and that animal welfare standards are maintained in accordance with Society policies and procedures.
To ensure excellent customer care at all levels for both internal and external users, responding promptly and according to Society policy to complaints and enquiries.
To assist the Executive Director in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives related to improving the SPCA’s Welfare Department and the Society as a whole.
To work with the Welfare Strategy and Research Department in developing welfare department operational polices ensuring that policies and protocols are in line with the strategic direction set by that department.
To further enhance co-operation and communication with all other Departments within the Society.
To work with the Welfare Strategy and Research Department and help liaise and develop collaborations with government agencies, animal welfare groups, private veterinary surgeons and other parties interested in animal welfare issues.
A veterinary degree with at least 4 years of practical experience in the field of small animal veterinary medicine (registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong will be required)
A minimum of 2 years practical experience in the field of shelter medicine preferably with experience in a leadership role
Post-graduate training and / or a qualification in shelter medicine is preferred.
Management experience with a firm grounding in strategic planning, operational management, budgeting and financial management
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team.
A willingness to travel around the region and a genuine interest in the welfare of all animals.
Responsible, systematic and works well under pressure.
Drive and enthusiasm.
Chinese language skills would be an advantage
Exceptional candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply. Job title and position will be aligned with the skill set of the successful candidate
All information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used only for recruitment purpose. Please submit your full resume along with a statement of interest to the Human Resources Manager, SPCA (HK), 5 Wan Shing Street, Wanchai, HK or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit our website www.spca.org.hk.
About Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong)
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was first formed by a group of volunteers in 1903 and became active in 1921. Our 95th Anniversary of the SPCA gives a rundown of key milestones in our development.
Although we are the first charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare, we obtain around only 1% of our funding from the government. The rest of our funding comes from the generosity of the general public, for which we are extremely grateful. It is a constant challenge to raise the funds necessary to continue our work.
We believe that animals are living creatures which like humans, are able to feel pain, hunger and thirst. We should not inflict any suffering upon our fellow creatures just because they can't speak.